Dr. Elham Hassanzadeh

Dr. Elham Hassanzadeh

Co-founder & Managing Director

Dr. Elham Hassanzadeh is the Founder and Managing Director at Energy Pioneers Ltd. She has extensive professional and academic experience in Iran's energy sector, with a particular focus on the country's natural gas industry. She has been an independent consultant to major international oil companies on their investment in post-sanctions Iran.

Elham spent two years at Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES) as a Research Fellow where she authored “Iran’s natural gas industry in the post-Revolutionary period”, published by Oxford University Press. She holds positions with the World Bank as a Political Economy Adivsor and with the Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI), International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) as a visiting Fellow. She is a qualified lawyer at the Iranian Central Bar Association. 

Elham holds an LL.M degree from University of Cambridge and a PhD degree in Oil and Gas Law and Policy Studies from the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP), University of Dundee.