What Do We Know about Georgia's New Minister of Economy?

After Georgia’s ex-Minister of Economy, Giorgi Kobulia, stepped down on April 18, his First Deputy Natia Turnava was appointed to the post.

Before serving as the deputy minister of Kobulia since July 12, 2018, Turnava held the same post in 2000-2005.

She graduated from the Tbilisi State University Economics Faculty in 1990 and has taken Harvard and International Monetary Fund Vocational Training Courses. She also did a joint master program of the University of Cambridge, UK, and Robert Kennedy College (Zurich).

In 1994-1996, she worked as a scientific worker of the Institute of Democracy and Politics of Georgia.

In 1996-2000, she was the Deputy Head of the State Chancellery Service; Member of Tbilisi Sakrebulo and Deputy Chairperson of Finance Commission;

In 2000-2005, Turava was the First Deputy Minister of Economy and in 2005 she became the Deputy Secretary of the Security Council;

In 2013-2018, she served as the Deputy Executive Director of the state-led Partnership Fund; Member of the Governing Board of the largest Georgian private industrial group (GIG); Executive Director of International Energy Corporation of Georgia;

From July 12, 2018 to April 18 she was the First Deputy Minister of Economy.

By Thea Morrison



19 April 2019 11:13