H.E. George Sharvashidze, new Ambassador of Georgia to the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Permanent Representative of Georgia to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has assumed his position on December 1, 2018. He presented his Letters of Credence to His Majesty King Willem-Alexander on December 19, 2018.
The Ambassador most recently served as the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia. Prior to his posting as the Deputy Minister, he enjoyed a successful 11-year career in private sector. He worked for JSC Sarajishvili, one of the oldest iconic Georgian brandy manufacturing company, holding a position of Deputy Executive Director and COO.
In 2005-2006 Ambassador Sharvashidze worked at the Department of International Relations of the Ministry of Interior of Georgia, in 2004-2005 he served as an International Relations Manager at the Center of Democracy, and in 2002 he held a position of International Relations Coordinator at the Office of the Governor of Imereti Region, Georgia. He started his career in 1996 in Kutaisi, Georgia by establishing a youth newspaper “Isrimi” at the Saint Nino High School and chairing its editorial board.
George Sharvashidze holds Master’s Degrees in Business Administration by the East China University of Science and Technology (2011, Shanghai, China), in International Management by ICN Business School (2010, Nancy, France) and Universitа Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (2010, Milan, Italy), and in International Relations by Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (2004, Tbilisi, Georgia). In 2002, he graduated from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University with a degree of Bachelor of International Relations.
George Sharvashidze is 38 years old. He speaks fluent English and Russian. The Ambassador and his wife, Ketevan, have two children – Natalie and Ioane