Ramaz Nikolaishvili

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Ramaz Nikolaishvili
რამაზ ნიკოლაიშვილი
Minister for Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia
In office
30 June 2010 – 31 August 2012
President Mikheil Saakashvili
Preceded by David Tkeshelashvili
Succeeded by David Narmania
Deputy Minister of Defense of Georgia
In office
Personal details
Born (1965-06-17) June 17, 1965 (age 51)
Tbilisi, Georgia
Religion Georgian Orthodoxy
Military service
Rank Colonel

Ramaz Nikolaishvili (Georgian: რამაზ ნიკოლაიშვილი) (born 17 June 1965) is a Georgian politician who served as the Minister for Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia from 2010 to 2012.[1]

Early years[edit]

Nikolaishvili was born on June 17, 1965 in Tbilisi, Georgia. From 1983 to 1990, he studied at Georgian Technical University graduating with a degree in Civil Engineering. He later studied at and graduated from Tbilisi State University with Master's degrees in Finance and Credit, Economics and Law in 1997 and 2003, respectively. In 1994-2000, he worked in managerial positions at Operative Division of the Tax Inspection of Georgia. In 2000-2003, he was the Deputy Head of Special Task Division of Special Legion. From 2003 through 2004, Nikolaishvili was the Deputy Chief of Information and Analysis Department of Financial Police of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia and in 2004-2005, head of its Statistics and Information Services. In 2005-2007, he worked as the head of Main Division of Investigation Department of Financial Police, in 2007-2008, as head of Main Division of Investigation Department of Revenue Service.[2]

Political career[edit]

In 2008, Nikolaishvili briefly served as the governor of Lanchkhuti, Ozurgeti, Chokhatauri districts and then as Deputy Minister of Defense. From 2008 through mid-2010, he was the Chairman of Roads Department.[3] On June 30, 2010, he was appointed Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia.[2][4] He resigned on August 31, 2012, in order to run for the October 1 parliamentary election.[5]


Nikolaishvili holds several titles and awards, among them Engineer of the Year (conferred on May 20, 2010 by Union Scientific and Engineering Association of Georgia) for achievements in successful road construction projects in 2009; Presidential Order of Excellence (May 24, 2010), Order of Honour (December 4, 2009), Medal of Honour (September 17, 2007), St. George's Order of Victory (2012).[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Government of Georgia". Retrieved 2011-03-07. 
  2. ^ a b c "Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia. About the Ministry". Retrieved 2011-03-07. 
  3. ^ "Roads Department of Georgia". Retrieved 2011-03-07. 
  4. ^ "Cabinet Slightly Reshuffled". Civil Georgia. 2010-06-25. Retrieved 2011-03-07. 
  5. ^ Minister for Infrastructure Resigns to Run for MP. Civil Georgia. August 31, 2012.