Institution: ISET

Elene Seturidze

Elene Seturidze is a Senior Researcher at the Agricultural and Rural Policy Research Center at the ISET Policy Institute. She completed her Master’s degree in Economics at the International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University (ISET) and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU).

During her undergraduate studies, she interned at the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia in the department of foreign trade. While pursuing her Master’s degree, she served as a student expert at the National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement, participating in accreditation processes. In 2019, Elene undertook an internship at the ISET-PI Governance and Social Policy Research Center, and in 2020, she worked as a research assistant for a project at Colliers International.

[Last updated March 2024]

Guram Lobzhanidze

Guram Lobzhanidze is a Researcher at the ISET Policy Institute’s Energy and Environmental Policy Research Center. He holds an MA degree in Economics from the International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University (ISET). Mr. Lobzhanidze is responsible for producing monthly reports on the Georgian electricity market, writing blogs on economic topics, and working on research projects. His research interests include labor economics, energy economics, and microeconomic theory.

(Last updated November 2021)

Tamar Sulukhia

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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 March 2021]