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H.E Eka Tkeshelashvili
Deputy Prime Minister of Georgia 2010-2012, Minister of Foreign Affairs 2008, Georgia

Eka Tkeshelasvhili is Head of EU Anti-Corruption Initiative (EUACI) – currently EU’s largest support programme in the area of anti-corruption in Ukraine aimed at improving the implementation of anti-corruption policy in Ukraine. President of the Georgian Institute for Strategic Studies (GISS) - a non-profit, non-partisan think-tank, which serves as a resource for interested parties in understanding political, security and foreign policy choices before Georgia and the wider region and aims to contribute to the success of Georgia's integration into Euroatlantic space. Tkeshelashvili is a lecturer at Civil and Political School in Kiev, Ukraine. She teaches courses on State Building, Transformational Leadership, European Studies and International Law.  She is Board of Trustees Member of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center. 

She has served in the government of Georgia as Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Secretary of the National Security Council, Minister of Justice of Georgia as well as Prosecutor General of Georgia. Mrs. Tkeshelashvili also held the position of the Chairperson of Tbilisi Appeals Court. Before joining the government. Mrs. Tkeshelashvili was a Deputy Chief of Party at IRIS Georgia implementing USAID rule of law projects. She has work experience with the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (Netherlands) and at the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights (USA). Mrs. Tkeshelashvili has master’s degree in International Law from Notre Dame Law School (USA), certificate in Human Rights Law from Oxford University (UK) and Diploma in Law from Tbilisi State University.