"Ask Yourself What You Can Do for Your Country".   JFK

Place of Birth: Manglisi, Georgia

Birthdate: 1 March, 1967

Marital Status: Married



Master in Public Administration (MPA) degree, JFK School of Government, Harvard University, USA. Edward S. Mason Fellow (2003/2011), Master of Laws (LL.M) -International and Comparative Law, Southern Methodist University (SMU) School of Law, USA, Edmund Muskie Fellow (1997). 1996 - awarded the US Congress Scholarship, Edmund Muskie Fellowship Program Bachelor of Arts (BA), Master of Laws (LL.M) - the Ukrainian Institute of International Relations and International Law, Kiev State University, Faculty of International Law (1991). 1998 - awarded the UN Scholarship (Participant, UN International Law Commission Session, Geneva). Has attended special courses in law, international relations, security and public administration at the leading US and European Universities

Public Sector Career

2008- 2014 – Director, Intelligence Service of Georgia (GIS)

2005- 2008 - Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia

2004 - 2005 - Assistant to the President of Georgia on National Security Issues - Secretary of the National Security Council (NSC)

2004 - Minister of Defense of Georgia (First Civilian Defense Minister)

2000 - 2004 - Deputy Minister of Defense of Georgia

1997-2000 – Director, Department of Legal Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia

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