Irakli Matkava

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Education:
2007-2008 Grenoble School of Business, France 
2007-2008 Caucasus School of Business, Georgia 
2007-2010 – Master of Business Administration (two degrees in MBA, International Executive MBA)
Specialized as management consultant  
College of Europe, Belgium
2005-2006 – Master’s course in Europe’s Policy and Administration (without Diploma), Stetson University. 
2000-2001 - Political Science (exchange program, FSA), Tbilisi State University, Georgia
1998-2002 – Bachelor’s degree in International Relations – with Distinction 
 
Work Experience:
From 28.11.2016 – till now – First Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia 
September 2013 – January 2016 - “Tony Blair Associates” – Senior Advisor, project leader 
December 2010 - October 2012 – First Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia
October 2009 - December 2010 – Director of National Investment Agency of Georgia 
September 2009 - October 2009 – Head of Foreign Trade and International Economic Relations Department
February 2008 - September 2009 – Executive Director - TDG Holding, 
April 2009 - June 2010 - “Tbilisi Open Air” – International Music Festival, Marketing and Public Relations Director  
May 2008 - September 2009 - LSPR, London School of Public Relations and Branding - Tbilisi Office, Senior Instructor
September 2008 - June 2009 – Tbilisi State University, Ilia State University – visiting lecturer 
April 2007 - February 2008 - BCG (Business Consulting Group), Manager of Corporate Relations 
July 2006 - March 2007 - Policy Dialogue Program Manager, South Caucasus Office for Eurasian Fund (Current name: Eurasian Partnership Foundation)  
Project title: Promoting Public Participation in ENP in the South Caucasus
December 2002 - July 2005 – National Security Councel of Georgia – analyst 
 
Works:
“Conflict in Abkhazia: in search to change the status quo” in Are Frozen Conflicts Warming, Co-author: D. Aprasidze, PHD. Published by: Eastern European Studies Center (EESC Vilnius, Lithuania), September, 2007. 
 
Languages:   
Georgian - Native
Russian - Fluent
English - fluent
 
Date of birth: January, 19, 1981
Place of birth: Tbilisi, Georgia 
Citizenship: Citizen of Georgia

Contact details:
e-mail: i.matkava@mrdi.gov.ge  
Tel.:  2 510 709