Angelina Valavina heads the Natural Resources & Commodities team in EMEA Corporates at Fitch Ratings. Angelina leads the team whose coverage includes oil and gas, metals and mining and chemicals and fertilisers sectors. Prior to that she was a Deputy Head of the EMEA Corporates’ Utilities and Transport team where she managed part of the team and was responsible for the transport sector and some utilities, including research and investor and media outreach.
In her previous capacity at Fitch, she had analytical responsibility for the emerging-market oil and gas portfolio for five years, and the emerging-market metals and mining portfolio before that.
Prior to joining Fitch in 2006, Angelina was in charge of auto and transport coverage, and investor outreach for this sector in the equity research team at Renaissance Capital. Before that, she was with Vnesheconombank as a senior financial analyst covering the Eurobond portfolio and corporate bond and equity portfolios for top-tier Russian companies, as well as providing analytical support to the directorate in charge of managing the pension savings of the Russian Federation. She also worked (as an intern) at Merrill Lynch (USA) in a private client group dealing with high net worth portfolios.
Angelina graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University) with a B.A. in international economics with distinction. She later graduated as an MBA from the Monterey Institute of International Studies (USA) with a 3.9 GPA in international finance.