Head of the Programme, European Union Anti-Corruption Initiative
Eka TKESHELASHVILI is the Head of EU Anti-Corruption Initiative (EUACI), EU’s largest support program in the area of anti-corruption in Ukraine aimed at improving the implementation of anti-corruption policy in Ukraine. In addition, she is the President of the Georgian Institute for Strategic Studies (GISS), a non-profit, non-partisan think-tank, which serves as a resource for interested parties in understanding political, security and foreign policy choices before Georgia and the wider region and aims to contribute to the success of Georgia's integration into Euro-Atlantic space. Ms. Tkeshelashvili is a lecturer at Civil and Political School in Kiev, Ukraine. She teaches courses on State Building, Transformational Leadership, European Studies and International Law. She has served in the government of Georgia as Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Secretary of the National Security Council, Minister of Justice of Georgia, as well as Prosecutor General of Georgia. Ms. Tkeshelashvili also held the position of the Chairperson of Tbilisi Appeals Court. Before joining the government, Ms. Tkeshelashvili was a Deputy Chief of Party at IRIS Georgia, implementing the USAID rule of law projects.