Irakli Matkava

Irakli Matkava

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Irakli Matkava


Project Leader, Senior Advisor. Tony Blair Associates (Business Areas: Government Consulting)
First Deputy Minister, Deputy Minister, Head of Department. Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia (Business Areas: Government), 2009 – 2013

State Building and Economic Reforms

Reforms’ are the staple of everyday talk. They are proposed, discussed, praised, protested and… very rarely delivered. Meantime, exactly that – an ability to get things done, defines the difference between a good government and a poor one.

Professional Experience:

Project Leader, Senior Advisor. Tony Blair Associates (Business Areas: Government Consulting)
Consultant on Rural Development. UNDP Georgia (Business Areas: development and technical assistance)
First Deputy Minister, Deputy Minister, Head of Department. Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia (Business Areas: Government), 2009 – 2013

Previous:

Director (CEO), Georgian National Investment Agency (Business Areas: Investment and Export Promotion, FDI marketing, Government), October 2009 – December 2010
Corporate Relations Manager at BCG (Business Consulting Group). Tbilisi, Georgia, (Business Areas: Marketing and Sociological Research, Business Services), April 2007 – February 2008
Policy Dialogue Program Manager at Eurasia Foundation – South Caucasus Office. Tbilisi Georgia (Business Areas: Non-profit, International Aid, International Relations), July 2006 – March 2007 Project Title: Promoting Public Participation in ENP in the South Caucasus
Policy Analyst at National Security Council of Georgia. Tbilisi, Georgia (Business Areas: Government). In the framework of a project entitled: Restructuring National Security Council (US Department of State funding. Participants: RAND Corporation, USA; GFSIS, Georgia), December 2002 – July 2005

Education:

Grenoble Graduate School of Business, Grenoble, France 2007-2010 MBA Concentration: Management Consulting
Tbilisi State University. Tbilisi, Georgia 1998-2002 BA, International Relations – Diploma with Honors
College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium 2005-2006 European Politics and Administration Course (one academic year)
Stetson University. De Land, Fl., USA (US Freedom Support Act student exchange program, administered by American Councils for International Education) 2000-2001 Major: Political Science

Other:

Supervisory Board Member of the GEOSTAT (Georgian National Agency of Statistics)2010-current

  • Co-Chair of the GIZ-Georgia Advisory Board. 2010-2012
  • Co-Chair of the OECD/EaP (Eastern Partnership) task force on Sustainable Development. Since 2011.

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