Alexander Lomaia

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Alexander Lomaia
ალექსანდრე ლომაია
Ambassador Lomaia .jpg
Permanent Representative of Georgia to The United Nations
In office
January 1, 2009 – October 27, 2013
President Mikheil Saakashvili
Succeeded by Kakha Imnadze
Minister of Education and Science
In office
2004–2007
Secretary of the National Security Council of Georgia
In office
2007-2009
Ambassador of Georgia to Russia
In office
1991-1991
Personal details
Born (1963-07-27) July 27, 1963 (age 53)
Tbilisi, Georgia
Awards GEO St-George Victory Order BAR.svg

Alexander "Kakha" Lomaia (Georgian: ალექსანდრე [კახა] ლომაია) (born 1963) is a Georgian politician and diplomat, serving as Permanent Representative to the United Nations from January 2009 to July 2013.[1] His prior appointments in the government of Georgia included Minister of Education and Science and Secretary of the National Security Council of Georgia.

Lomaia briefly served as Ambassador of Georgia to Russia in 1991. From 1993 to 1995 he was Secretary General of the Georgian Christian-Democratic Union. Lomaia served as Executive Director of the Open Society Georgia Foundation (Soros Foundation) From 2003 to 2004. Lomaia played a prominent role in the peaceful Rose Revolution which ousted President of Georgia Eduard Shevardnadze in November 2003. Lomaia was appointed the Minister of Education and Science in the new government of President Mikheil Saakashvili and spearheaded a large-scale reform which eradicated corruption from the university enrollment process.[2] He became the Secretary of the National Security Council of Georgia in 2007 and Permanent Representative to the UN in 2009. As a Permanent Representative, Lomaia established diplomatic relationships with over 50 countries.

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  1. ^ ["New Georgian UN envoy presents credentials to secretary general". Ria Novosti. 2009-03-18. Retrieved June 10, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Georgia purges education system". BBC. 2005-07-29. Retrieved 2016-01-29. 

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