Prior to founding the Institute, Kiria was an independent political analyst and worked at the Ministry of Defence of Georgia in the capacity of Policy Maker.
Head of Strategic Planning and Development
Alesia has a solid track record of managing international programmes in the course of her work at GIZ, British Council, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
Pat Smith specialises in the EU's foreign and security policy towards Russia. He worked as an analyst and researcher for Press Office of Greek Embassy in London.
Head of Finance
Teimuraz holds the PhD degree in Economics from the University of Leicester, UK. Earlier, he worked at the International Taxation Division of the Tax Policy Department of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia.
Denys is a political analyst specializing in defense & security issues and covers the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as well as Russia.