Alexander Lomaia

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Alexander Lomaia
ალექსანდრე ლომაია
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Ambassador of Georgia to The United Nations
In office
January 1, 2009 – October 27, 2013
PresidentMikheil Saakashvili
Succeeded byKakha 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 56)
Tbilisi, Georgia
EducationMoscow Civil Engineering Institute (doctorate)
AwardsGEO St-George Victory Order BAR.svg

Alexander "Kakha" Lomaia (Georgian: ალექსანდრე [კახა] ლომაია) (born 1963) is a Georgian politician, diplomat and statesman, serving as Permanent Representative of Georgia to the United Nations from January 2009 to July 2013.[1] As a Permanent Representative, Lomaia established diplomatic relationships with over 50 countries. His prior appointments in the government of Georgia included Minister of Education and Science and Secretary of the National Security Council of Georgia.

Professional career[edit]

Lomaia briefly served as the Ambassador of Georgia to Russia in 1991. From 1993 to 1995 he was the Secretary General of the Georgian Christian-Democratic Union. Between 1995 and 2002, he worked for the Georgia Office of the Eurasia Foundation, first as a Programme Officer and then as Country Director. Later, he served as a Regional Director for the Democracy Coalition Project in the territories of the former Soviet Union, based in Tbilisi, from 2002 to 2003. From 2003 to 2004 he was the Executive Director of the Open Society Georgia Foundation (Soros Foundation).[2]

Lomaia played a prominent role in the peaceful Rose Revolution which ousted President of Georgia Eduard Shevardnadze in November 2003. He 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.[3][4] In 2007, he became the Secretary of the National Security Council[5] and was one of the key figures of the Russo-Georgian War.[6][7] I.[8][9][10] In 2011, Mikheil Saakashvili awarded Lomaia St. George's Order of Victory for his exceptional role in the nation-building process and diplomatic success of Georgia. [11]

Education[edit]

Lomaia earned a master of science degree at the Georgian Polytechnic Institute in 1985 with a specialty in hydraulic engineering. Lomaia continued his postgraduate studies at the Moscow Civil Engineering Institute, where In 1992 he successfully defended his doctoral thesis on the topic of "Investigation of the dynamic characteristics of massive power plants" and was awarded Doctor of Philosophy degree in Hydropower Engineering. [12] [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ["New Georgian UN envoy presents credentials to secretary general". Ria Novosti. 2009-03-18. Retrieved June 10, 2011.
  2. ^ "He's 88 Years Old, And Apparently A Threat To Everything On The Right". BuzzFeed News. Retrieved 2019-07-20.
  3. ^ "Georgia purges education system". BBC. 2005-07-29. Retrieved 2016-01-29.
  4. ^ Engvall, Christofer Berglund, Johan. "How Georgia Stamped Out Corruption on Campus". Foreign Policy. Retrieved 2019-07-20.
  5. ^ "Kakha Lomaia | Bloomberg Profiles". www.bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2019-07-20.
  6. ^ "Alexander Lomaia". Public Radio International. Retrieved 2019-07-20.
  7. ^ "Russian warplanes target Georgia - CNN.com". edition.cnn.com. Retrieved 2019-07-20.
  8. ^ "Russian Troops Leave Western Georgia". www.cbsnews.com. Retrieved 2019-07-20.
  9. ^ "Tense stand-off in disputed Georgia village". Reuters. 2008-08-25. Retrieved 2019-07-20.
  10. ^ "Georgia conflict: Russians pull out of Gori". 2008-08-22. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2019-07-20.
  11. ^ https://idfi.ge/en/state-prices-awarded-by-the-president-of-georgia-in-2003-2015. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ "Tabula".
  13. ^ "NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF GEORGIA PRESENTS CREDENTIALS".

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