Diplomat, politician, PhD in physics
Board member of the Atlantic Council of Georgia and Next Generation Leader Fellow at the McCain Institute for International Leadership. He served as Deputy Secretary of the National Security Council of Georgia from 2011-2013. He was also Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States, Canada and Mexico (2008-2011).
Previously also: Deputy Minister of Defense (2007-2008), Deputy Minister of Defense and Foreign Affairs (2006-2007) and Deputy Minister of State Security (2004).
In 2005-2006 he served as Head of the Intelligence Service of Georgia.