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Irakli Matkava
Partner , Aleksidze, Matkava and Co.
Tbilisi, Georgia
Senior executive and consultant with 16 years of experience in government and consulting with focus on policy/reforms design and delivery (including delivery units), background in a wide range of economic development and governance matters. Happy to travel/work internationally.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Government/Governance, Reforms
  • Infrastructure, Technology, Engineering, Science
  • Trade, Finance, Economics, Cooperation, Global
Professional Experience:
C-level decision-maker and advisor, with sixteen years of experience in government, non-profit and private sectors. Led and facilitated complex, multi-year, multi-component, multi stake-holder processes related to public policy design and implementation, donor/technical assistance programs and projects in national and international settings. Successfully built partnerships and alliances in business and government context. Championed transformational projects ranging from dramatic organizational change to policy reform planning and implementation. Effectively integrated entrepreneurial and management, as well as teaching and training experience in developing high performance teams and organizations.

• Actionable political and policy advise for the government leaders.
• Strong command of practices of doing business with integrity in sensitive high-level political settings.
• Consulting project management.
• Delivery and Delivery Units.
• Negotiations in government and business contexts.
• Setting up and developing effective, high-performing organizations in governments and business.
• Expert work in development assistance projects (USAID, MCA, UNDP, WB).
• Areas of competency/hands-on experience: public policy/reforms design and implementation, effective center of government and Delivery Units, economic policy and FDI, infrastructure financing (roads, water supply, solid waste), rural and regional development, international trade, quality infrastructure, donor and IFI relations, communication strategies, pitching and winning deals.
• Languages (fully fluent): English, Russian
MBA (Grenoble Graduate School of Business, Grenoble France) and Executive International MBA (Caucasus Business School, Tbilisi, Georgia)with concentration on management consulting; Master Project on growth strategies of service-sector SMEs in emerging markets. Course in European Politics and Administration (College of Europe, Belgium). BA with Honors in International Relations (Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia). Exchange year on Political Science (Stetson Univesrsity, Deland, FL, USA).
Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
  • Internships / Fellowships
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    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Russian, Georgian
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