Tornike Rizhvadze

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Tornike Rizhvadze
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Chairman of the Government of Adjara
Assumed office
21 July 2018
Preceded byZurab Pataradze
Personal details
Born25 March 1989
Khulo, Adjar ASSR, Georgian SSR
NationalityGeorgian
Alma materTbilisi State University (BA)
Batumi State University (MIB)
University of London (LLM)
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (PhD)

Tornike Rizhvadze (Georgian: თორნიკე რიჟვაძე; born 25 March 1989) is a Georgian business executive and politician. On 21 July 2018, he was elected as Chairman of the Government of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara.

Born in the town of Khulo, Rizhvadze graduated from the Tbilisi State University with a degree in law in 2011. He holds MIB from Batumi State University (2014), LL.M from the University of London (2013), and PhD from the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (2015). He worked for various private companies and the government in Adjara before being appointed Deputy Minister of Energy of Georgia in July 2017. On 26 December 2017, he became CEO of the state-owned Georgian Energy Development Fund.[1] After the Chairman of the Government of Adjara, Zurab Pataradze, stepped down on 21 July 2018, Rizhvadze was nominated by he ruling Georgian Dream-Democratic Georgia party as his successor. His nomination was approved by Adjara's 21-member legislature on 21 July 2018.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chairman of Government: Tornike Rizhvadze". Government of Adjara. Archived from the original on 6 January 2019. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Adjara Supreme Council Approves Region's New Government". Civil Georgia. 21 July 2018. Retrieved 6 January 2019.