Director of EU Studies at the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies.
He has got academic and scientific degrees in economics, journalism and international relations. His professional background includes more than 15 years working in academic institutions as researcher and senior researcher in the field of economics and 11 years in the Georgian Foreign Service, including the high diplomatic position (deputy head) in the Mission to the EU and, latter, director of department for relations with EU. During last 10 years through number of international projects he was actively advising Georgian Government on European Integration related policies. He is author of a considerable number of scientific and analytical articles and policy papers on EU-Georgia relations, editor of several books dedicated to the European Integration. Since 2009 he is elected Member of the Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum.
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