Tamar Sulukhia

Ph.D., Director | ISET-PI

Tamar Sulukhia is a Director of ISET and ISET Policy Institute (ISET-PI). She holds a Ph.D. in urban planning from Georgian Technical University, Tbilisi, Georgia. Previously she served as a Leader of the World Bank’s Sustainable Development and Infrastructure Program for Turkey. In 2010-2015 she served as a Sustainable Development Program Leader for Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova, based in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Tamar Sulukhia joined the World Bank in the Regional Office for the Caucasus in Tbilisi in 2004 as a Senior Infrastructure Specialist. Prior to working for the World Bank, she served as the Minister of Infrastructure and Development of Georgia, and as the Head of Local Governance Center of Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA) in Tbilisi. She was a Fulbright Scholar at the George Washington University in Washington DC (2001-2002) and Development Assistance Specialist in USAID/Caucasus (1997-2001).

Her experience includes being a Board Member of several leading Georgian and International NGO’s, and President of the Association of Women for Urban Development of Georgia. In 2002-2009 she was teaching Urban Policy and Governance at the Georgian Institute of Public Administration. She is an author of a number of publications on urban planning and governance.

(Last updated April 2021)