Emre UEsenmez is a petroleum economist and a legal expert in the upstream oil and gas sector. He is a Senior Lecturer in Finance at the University of Aberdeen's AFG College and a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Aberdeen Law School. Until August 2018 he also served as Dean for Internationalisation focussing on China and East Asia at the University of Aberdeen. He is also an associate at the Aberdeen Energy Institute and Aberdeen University Centre for Energy Law (AUCEL). Prior to joining the University of Aberdeen, he worked in the natural resources sector in Azerbaijan and has significant experience working with the staff of national ministries, and state and private oil companies around the world. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and holds a PhD in Economics, Finance and Law, an MSc in Petroleum, Energy Economics and Finance, and an LLM in Oil & Gas Law from the University of Aberdeen. He also holds a BSc in Economics and a BA in Political Science from North Carolina State University.