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Ambassador's Biography

MAIA KIPSHIDZE

Date of birth: 09.04.1960

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2017 - present - Ambassador of Georgia to the Kingdom of Norway

2012-2017 - Director, The Levan Mikeladze Diplomatic Training Centre (DTC), Ministry of Foreign

Affairs of Georgia

2012 - Cultural Attaché, British Embassy Tbilisi

2006-2011 - Deputy Director (Programmes) British Council Tbilisi

1996-2006 - Press and Public Affairs Officer, and Georgia-NATO relations Coordinator, British Embassy

Tbilisi

1982-2013 - Lecturer, Tbilisi State University, Ilia State University, Byron School, Tbilisi Music College

EDUCATION

1994-1995 - Chevening Scholar, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Warwick University, MA in

Modern British Studies

1977-1982 - Tbilisi State University, Department of West European Languages and Literature

Other ACTIVITIES

1990 - Complied and published the textbook in English for University students “A Short History of

England”

1992 - Consultant, Dutch TV Filmmakers making documentaries on Georgia

1994 - Saltsburg Seminar, American Studies, US Embassy Tbilisi

2002 - Co-founder, British Georgian Cultural Platform (BGCP)

2002 - Board member, UK-Georgia Professional Network (UGPN)

2004 - Co-founder, Georgian-Anglo Cultural Association (GAICA)

2004 - Translated into English “Our Mistakes” - memoirs by Akaki Ramishvili (son of the First Chairman

of the interim government of the Georgian Independent Republic in 1918)

2012 - Consultant, BBC2 Film crew on the documentary on Georgia from the series “The World’s Most

Dangerous Roads”

2011-2013 - Board Member, Media Projects Council, Open Society, Georgia

2012-2015 - Consultant, Georgian touristic magazine “The Georgian”

2017 - Board member, National Trust Georgia

Special interest lies in history, travelling, theatre and photography

LANGUAGES

Georgian (native), English (fluent), Russian (fluent), French (basic)

MARITAL STATUS

Divorced with two children