Ekaterine is our key expert with high-level international experience in public relations, international relations and human rights, specifically gender based violence issues. She was a Gender Based Violence Cluster (GBV SC) Coordinator in Ukraine, Senior Governance Adviser and Acting Head of the Department for Good Governance in Economic and Environmental Issues (GEEID) at OSCE Presence in Albania and a National Program Officer at the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Tbilisi, Georgia. Earlier Ekaterine also worked as a Democratization Officer at the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina and as a Senior Public Administration Reform Adviser at the same mission.
Throughout her career Ms. Kristesashvili held several high positions in the government of Georgia, most notably as a Deputy Minister of Corrections. She also held several key positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, serving as the Head of the International Organizations Department, Acting Head of the UN Division and the Head of the South-Eastern European Division.
Ekaterine has a master’s degree in Political Science from the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary and a master’s degree in International Relations from University of Kent Canterbury, UK. Ms. Kristesashvili is a present Dean and since March 2015, Associated Professor of the School of Politics and Diplomacy, New Vision University in Tbilisi, Georgia.