Adviser to the Prime Minister and the Minister of Defense of Ukraine
Archil TSINTSADZE is an Adviser to the Minister of Defense of Ukraine (MoD), Coordinator and Defense Minister’s representative on the Defense Reforms Advisory Board. He is a Supernumerary Adviser to the Administration of the President of Ukraine on defense and national security issues. Mr. Tsintsadze is also a Supernumerary Adviser to the Prime Minister of Ukraine and the Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine. In 2015 -2016, he worked with the Foundation for Support of Reforms in Ukraine, where he managed and coordinated defense and security sector reform. He participated in a “Strategic Defense Bulletin” development and founded the Defense Reform Advisory Board at the MoD of Ukraine. In 2015, Mr. Tsintsadze was a Manager and the country coordinator for RAND project on “Ukrainian National Security and Defense sector reform recommendations” to the Government of Ukraine. Prior, for two years, he was a Managing Partner at Angels, where he managed and supervised commercial company of 64 personnel, providing technical surveillance and physical protection to individuals, commercial companies, and government organizations. In 2012 – 2013, he was the Director General and Project Manager at Automobile Service and Sales Center, Delux-Auto and prior, in 2010 - 2012, he was the Deputy Head of Export Department at the Ukrainian Automobile Corporation. From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Tsintsadze was a Political Counselor to the Ambassador and prior the Charge d’Affairs at the Embassy of Georgia to Ukraine. In 2005-2007, he established and led International Relations and Analysis Department at the Ministry of Refugees and Accommodation of Georgia. In 2005, he was the President and CEO of Georgia – Ukraine Trade House and previously in 2003-2005, he was the Georgian Defense Attaché to the USA, Canada, and Mexico. From 1999 to 2003, he was the Defense Attaché to the U.S. and Canada. Prior to joining the diplomatic service, he was an Infantry Battalion Commander in the Georgian Army. Mr. Tsintsadze began his career as a Staff Architect in a government architectural studio, where he was responsible for project development and urban planning. Later, he co-founded Studio 88, an architecture firm that built the Marriott Hotel in Tbilisi. He graduated from Tbilisi State Institute of Urbanization and Planning.