Executive Director, Georgian Agritourism Regional Association
Irina Tkhelidze has been working with national NGOs and managing donor-funded development projects since 2015. Her experience is profound in field operations and management of teams over 20 people. Throughout her two decades of career, she was committed to private sector as marketing and financial manager of large fuel distribution and construction companies, respectively, and spent two years as public servant on the post of the Purchasing Department of National Investment Agency. Irina has been actively engaged in business consulting for projects varying from entrepreneurship trainings to organization of large scale events. She is also the author of Access to Finance guidelines for SMEs published by the National Bank of Georgia in 2019. Irina holds her MBA degree from ESM Business School Tbilisi and is a Bachelor of Georgian Technical University with specialized in Public Administration. Since 2023, she is an executive director of Georgian Agritourism Association (GARA).