Kakha Baindurashvili

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Kakha Baindurashvili
Minister of Finance of Georgia
In office
6 February 2009 – 17 June 2011
President Mikheil Saakashvili
Preceded by Nikoloz Gilauri
Succeeded by Dimitri Gvindadze
Deputy Finance Minister
In office
December 2008 – 6 February 2009
Personal details
Born (1978-09-26) September 26, 1978 (age 38)
Tbilisi, Georgia
Website Government of Georgia

Kakha Baindurashvili (Georgian: კახა ბაინდურაშვილი) (born September 26, 1978) is a Georgian politician who was the country's Minister of Finance since February 6, 2009 to June 17, 2011.

Early life[edit]

Born in Tbilisi, Baindurashvili earned a master's degree in economics at the Tbilisi State University in 2000 and Master's degree in Economics from Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA, in 2006. In 1999-2000, he worked as the editor of Prime News Agency. From 2000 to 2002, he was the Head of Investment Projects Monitoring Division at the Ministry of Finance of Georgia. From 2002 through 2004, he worked at the UNDP Project Office.[1]

Political career[edit]

Baindurashvili served as an advisor to the Prime Minister of Georgia from 2004 to 2005. Hwas appointed Chairman of State Tax Department of the Ministry of Finance in 2006. From March, 2007 through January, 2008 he served as the First Deputy Minister of Finance.[1] On February 6, 2009 he succeeded Minister of Finance Nika Gilauri who in turn became the country's Prime Minister.[2][3]

On June 17, 2011, Gilauri announced that Baindurashvili was replaced by Dimitri Gvindadze, who had been serving as a Deputy Minister of Finances since 2005, and the former minister would become chairman of supervisory board of the state-owned Georgian Post, which was put on sale in October 2010, but has not yet been privatized.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Ministry of Finance of Georgia. Minister. Biography". Retrieved 2011-02-21. 
  2. ^ Cabinet Wins Confidence Vote. Civil Georgia. February 6, 2009
  3. ^ Kakha Baindurashvili – Biography. Civil Georgia. January 30, 2009
  4. ^ Finance Minister Replaced. Civil Georgia. June 17, 2011