Craig Kennedy

Craig Kennedy

Advisory Board Center Associate

Co-Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Pushkin House (London, UK)

Craig is an historian and investment banker. He worked for twenty years advising clients worldwide on capital raising and strategic transactions, first with Morgan Stanley, later with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he was a Vice Chairman. Prior to that, he worked for Cambridge Energy Research Associates, opening their Moscow office. He has spoken widely on Russia, finance and energy.

At present, Craig is writing a history of the Russian oil industry from 1860 to 1991. He also provides private strategic consultancy to corporates and institutions and serves as Co-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Pushkin House Trust, an independent UK cultural foundation that showcases the best in Russian arts and ideas.

Craig received a BA, summa cum laude, in Slavic Languages and Literatures from Harvard College, an M Litt in Turkic Languages from Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and a PhD in History and Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard, where he was a Fulbright Scholar. His dissertation examined the emergence of Muscovy in the 16th century as the preeminent power in the Steppe world.

He lives in London with his wife and two children.