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Irakli Koplatadze

Date of Birth: November 5, 1965

Nationality: Georgian

Civil Status: Married with two sons

Diplomatic Rank: Ambassador

Professional Experience:

2013-2018 – Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey

2010-2013 –  Chargé d'Affaires, a.i., Embassy of Georgia, Dublin

2006-2010 – Minister Counsellor, DCM, Embassy of Georgia, Ankara

2004-2005 – Ambassador at Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia

  • Principal Counsellor, National Security Council of Georgia, Department of Economic Security

2000-2003 – General Director, State Social Insurance Fund

1996-2000 – Executive Director, Georgian Social Investment Fund/World Bank Project

1994-1996 – Head of the Macroeconomic Department and Principal State Counsellor in cooperation with      multilateral and bilateral donors, President’s Administration

1991-1996 – Lecturer, Tbilisi State University


1993-1994 – Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, Melburn University of Technology, Australia

1992- Economics and Banking Training Programme at the Summer School of the  London School of Economics and Political Science

  • Public Administration training courses, Colorado University, Boulder’s Institute of Economics

1987-1990 – Post Graduate Studies in Social Economics, Moscow Institute for Labour and Social Issues

1982-1987 – Economics, Diploma with honours. Tbilisi State University

1982-1987 – International Relations. Diploma with honours. Tbilisi State University


2002- Social Insurance Fund of Germany, Berlin, Germany

1998- Social Investment Fund of Honduras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

1996- Joint Vienna Institute, Austria – Macroeconomic Forecasting and Modelling.


2004- International Medieval Congress, Leeds, UK

2004 – Changing Intellectual Landscape in Late Antiquity, CEU, Budapest, Hungary

2003- International Social Association (ISSA) Annual Conference, Geneva, Switzerland


Fluent in English, Russian and Georgian (Mother togue), Basic in Turkish


Association of International Center for Reformation and Development of Georgian Economy. International Medievalist Association.

International Eco-tourism association.

Other relevant information:

Co-author : “Tao-Klarjeti” Georgian Cultural Heritage in Turkey (2004)

Author: “Role of Pension Funds in Macroeconomic Regulations for Transitional Economies” (In Georgian) 2000

Author of many scientific papers and publications (1990-2003)

Research Expedition for identification of Georgian cultural heritage in Turkey (1996, 2004)