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Sophie Katsarava

DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH

Tbilisi, December 8, 1976

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2020 – Present - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. 

2016 - 2019 - Member of the Parliament of Georgia, Chair of the Foreign Relations Committee, Head of the Friendship Group with the United Kingdom in the Parliament of Georgia, Chair of the Parliamentary Dimension of the "Wardrop Strategic Dialogue" between Georgia and the United Kingdom.

2005 - 2016 - various positions at the Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Georgia.

1999 - 2005 - various positions at the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). 

EDUCATION

1999 - English Language at Ilia Chavchavadze State University of Language and Culture.

AWARDS

2016 – was awarded an MBE (Honorary Member of the British Empire) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for her contribution to strengthening bilateral relations between the UK and Georgia.

2023 - was awarded “The Diplomat of the Year 2023” in London.

DIPLOMATIC RANK

Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary