Salome Zurabishvili founded and has been heading the Local Network of the UN Global Compact initiative in Georgia since February 2016. She also serves as the Chair for the Regional Network Council for Eastern Europe and as a Member of the Global Network Council at the United Nations Global Compact.
Senior Manager, Projects and Fundraising
Bakur Kvaratskhelia joined the organization in September 2020. Prior to that, he worked as a Deputy Environmental Ombudsman. Bakur has experience of working in diplomatic service, as a public servant, and in international organizations. He has previously worked at Georgian embassies in Estonia and India, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, and the Agency of Protected Areas of Georgia.
Bakur is an alumnus of several US government-funded exchange programs. Within the frame of the Fulbright Graduate Exchange program, he studied international relations at New York University.
Senior Manager, Educational Programs and Government Relations
Lana Chkhartishvili is in lead of different training and educational programs, such as corporate responsibility school launched by CiDA – a certified teaching course for practitioner business professionals and business school students. As a PhD candidate she is actively working on CSR education, sustainable development goals (SDG) and responsible business conduct matters. With 7 years of teaching experience in academic and professional training Lana has been engaged with Ilia State University teaching “Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility” for MBA and BA degree students. Prior to joining CiDA Lana headed the cabinet of the First Vice-Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia managing and implementing institutional reform initiatives.
Senior Manager, Sustainability and Partnerships
Nino Kvantrishvili is a Strategic communications and PR professional with up to 15 years of diversified local and overseas experience in leading strategic communications portfolio and public relations agenda, including strategic planning, budgeting, media relations, information evaluation and monitoring, countering disinformation, stakeholders engagement, resource management, and professional skills development programs. Skilled in high-level multi-faceted PR and crisis communication.
Nino served as the Head of Strategic Communications and Public Relations Department at the Ministry of Defence of Georgia (2019-2020). With extensive experience in international development (2010-2019), for up to seven years Ms. Kvantrishvili worked at the Embassy of Georgia to the Kingdom of the Netherlands (2011-2014; 2016-2019) and Parliament of Georgia (Head of PR and Civil Actions Planning Division, (2015-2017).
With B.A. in TV Journalism from Tbilisi State University (2001-2005), Ms. Kvantrishvili pursued her graduate studies in Communications at the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (M.A. in Media Communications and Management, 2006-2008) and as Stan Storeman’s Scholarship fellow at Webster University Leiden (M.A. in Media Communications, 2012-2013).
Senior Manager, Business Relations
Rati Zautashvili joined our team in 2020. He has a higher education in business management. With 12 years of working experience, Rati has implemented dozens of international and local projects in both the private and public sectors. He is now actively working to support and integrate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the business sector, which will help develop corporate sustainability in Georgia.
Business Relations Manager, Labour Rights Consultant
Sopho has 12 years of experience working as an independent lawyer in both public and private sectors. She joined our team in 2019.
Sopho has a higher education in law and is a doctoral student in public administration. She published several studies and is the author of international publications. Sopho is a member of the Georgian Bar Association and the Labor Rights Committee of the same association.
Ana Dgebuadze has been working as an Administrative and Procurement Manager since 2020.
She is graduated from I. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Law with a Bachelor’s degree and she has a MA degree in Private Law from Caucasus International University.
Ana has been working as in the public and also in private sectors since 2011. Including the Central Election Commission of Georgia and several law companies in the legal and administrative fields. She has also worked in the private business in the field of tourism, where she has been involved in many local and international projects.
Senior Manager, Eco-innovation and Sustainability
Salome Khachiauri-Soltau has joined Global Compact Network Georgia in September 2021, serving as a Senior Manager in Eco-innovation and Sustainability. Salome has 8 years of experience in the innovation and environmental protection field. Salome served as the Head of the Department of Innovation and Commercialization at Georgia’s Innovation and Technology Agency, under the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development. Since April 2019 Salome was the Manager of the “Technology Transfer Pilot Project” (TTPP) funded by the European Union and implemented with the technical assistance of the World Bank, aiming at the commercialization of scientific research into businesses. In 2019-2020 Salome worked as a Project Leader at Stockholm-based foundation – “Entrepreneurs Without Borders”. Salome also worked in the Department of Environmental Policy and International Relations, at the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia.
Salome holds a master’s degree in “International Human Rights Law and International Intellectual Property Law” from Lund University and a bachelor’s degree in Law from Caucasus University. In addition, Salome is an alumna of the Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Leadership program – BALTICLEAD in 2018, funded by the Swedish Institute.