GRASS Team

Paata Gaprindashvili – Director of GRASS

Holds the position of Georgia’s Reforms Associates (GRASS)’s Director since August 2016. He received an MA in International Law from Tbilisi State University in 1994 with continued post-graduate level studies at the George C. Marshall European Centre for Security Studies in Germany (2000) and the Royal College of Defence Studies in the UK (2001). A career diplomat, Mr. Gaprindashvili holds the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. In 2009-2013, he was Georgia’s Ambassador to the Republic of Austria as well as the Permanent Representative of Georgia to the OSCE and other International Organisations in Vienna. Throughout his diplomatic career, he has participated in a large number of international negotiations.

 

Tea Vakhania – Financial Manager

Tea Vakhania is a financial manager at GRASS from April 2013. She has an extensive working experience in finances. Before GRASS she held different positions at the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees of Georgia (Deputy Head of the Financial Department; Chief Specialist at Financial-Economic Division of the Financial Department); Ministry of Education and Culture of the Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia (Head of Financial and Procurement Department, Head of Financial Division) and Sukhumi State University (Chief Specialist at Financial Department). Ms. Vakhania gained her Master Degree in Accounting, Control and Analysis at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, the Sukhumi Branch. She has attended number of training and seminars on financial management issues.


Ketevan Maisuradze- IT Manager