Mikheil Saakashvili

Mikheil Saakashvili


Georgian politician. Born in 1967.

1992 — Graduated from the Faculty of International Law of the Institute of International Relations of the Kiev Taras Shevchenko University.

1993–1994 — Worked as a legal counsel in the Georgian State Committee for the Protection of Human Rights and studied at the International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

1994 — Was a Department Fellow to the United States. He received a Master’s degree in Law from Columbia University (New York). He also studied at the University of Washington in Washington, DC; trained at the Academy of European Law in Florence and at the Academy of International Law at The Hague.

1995 — Member of the Parliament of Georgia.

January 2000 — Georgia’s representative in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). In October 2000, he was appointed Minister of Justice in an office led by State Minister Georgy Arsenishvili, and therefore refused a deputy mandate. In September 2001, he resigned, forming the opposition political organization, the National Movement.

Since 2002 — Chairman of the Legislative Assembly of Tbilisi.

In 2003 Saakashvili was one of the main participants of the “Rose Revolution”.

He acted as President of Georgia between 2004–2007 and 2008–2013.

From June 2015 — Head of the Supervisory Board of the Reform of State-owned Enterprises of Ukraine.

February 2015 — November 2016 — Advisor to the President of Ukraine.

From May 2015 — Chairman of the Advisory International Council of Reforms of Ukraine.

May 2015 – November 2016 — Chairman of the Odessa Regional State Administration.

He lives in Kiev.