Name - David Aptsiauri
Date of Birth - September 22, 1958, Tbilisi, Georgia
Nationality - Georgian
Marital Status - Married, two sons
Languages - Georgian (native), English and Russian (fluent) Spanish (working)
Other Skills - Computer proficient
1975-1980 Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Master Degree in International Economic Relations, Moscow
1984-1989 Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Graduate School, Department of Political and Economic Relations Theories/PhD. on International Economics
1996 The Institute of World Affairs, Washington D.C. and Salisbury, Connecticut, USA. Training Course: " International Conflict Resolution and Negotiation for Diplomats" , Certificate of Achievements, Salisbury, Connecticut, USA
1998 Salzburg Seminar for World prominent young leaders on the issues of peace and stability in International Relations. Moderator of the workshop. Certificate of Achievements. Salzburg Austria.
2000 Seminar and training course for the governmental officials, parliamentarians, business executives and mass media representatives of Georgia for the promotion of peace, national consensus and dialog. The Institute of Defense Analysis and George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Washington D.C. USA
2014 - Present Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the People`s Republic of China, Mongolia and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam
2009-2014 International Bank of Azerbaijan-Georgia, Vice Chairman of the Audit Committee, Tbilis Full Professor of the International Black Sea University, Tbilisi, Georgia State Oil and Gas Corporation of Azerbaijan - Georgia, Counselor to the President on strategy Invited Professor to the Caucasian University, Tbilisi. Invited Professor of the Tbilisi State University (Institute for European Studies)
2008-2008 Yildirim Holding Inc., Istanbul, Turkey Director, International Business Development
2007-2008 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Republic of Lithuania, Vilnius
2004-2007 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Republics of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia
2002-2004 First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Member of the Board of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Tbilisi
2000-2002 Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Member of the Board of the ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Tbilisi
2000 By Decree of the President of Georgia has been granted the diplomatic rank of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
1997-2000 Director of the Department for International Economic Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Tbilisi
1998-2000 National Coordinator of the Chairmanship of Georgia to the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization, Istanbul, Turkey
1994-1997 Counselor of the Parliament Mission of the Republic of Georgia to the United Nations, Member of the Governmental Delegation of the Republic of Georgia At the 48th/1993/,49th/1994/, 50th/1995/, 51st/1996/
Sessions of the United Nations General Assembly, Including its Special Session connected with the 50th Anniversary of the Organization. Representative of the Republic of Georgia to the 2nd / social and Economic issues/,4th /special political and Desalinization issues/,5th /administrative and budgetary issues/ Main Committee of the UN General Assembly during 1993-1997.
Coordinated work with the Advisory Committee On Administrative and Budgetary Questions /ACABQ/. Member of the Governmental Delegation Of Georgia at the Session of the Economic and Social Council of the UN Development Program and The United Nations Children&rsquo s Fund during
1993-1997, New York
1993-1994 First Secretary of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Georgia to the United Nations, New York, USA
1992-1993 Deputy Director of the Department for International Economic Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Tbilisi
1991-1992 Member of various Governmental Commissions on foreign economic policy/ participated in the elaboration of the first Foreign Strategy of Independent Georgia/, Tbilisi
1990-1992 Deputy General Director of the Foreign Economic Association "Gruzimpex" of the Government of the Republic of Georgia, Tbilisi
1987-1990 Political and public organizations (CP Central and City Committees) Tbilisi, Georgia 1984-1987 Research expert of the institute of National Economics Under the Government of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia
1980-1984 Counselor of the Committee of the Youth Organizations of Georgia
Key experience/ major educational, professional, personal not covered above/
2002 Has been appointed as a candidate for a vacant seat of a member of the United Nations Advisory Committee on Advisory and Budgetary Questions /ACABQ/ from the group of Eastern European countries in 2002 and 2008, New York, USA
2001 Has been appointed as a candidate for a vacant seat of the Deputy Secretary- General of the Europe Energy Charter Secretariat Brussels, Belgium
2001-2003 Vice-chairman of the Board of the National Investment Agency of Georgia, Tbilisi
2001-2003 National Coordinator of activities on the issue related to Georgia's membership in the United Nations Economic and Social Council/ECOSOC/ Deputy Chairman of the Intergovernmental Commission on Georgia's membership in ECOSOC of the United Nations, Tbilisi
2001-2002 Special representative of the President of Georgia on organizational arrangements of the UN General Assembly Special Session on Children, New York, USA
2000-2003 Deputy Chairman of the Joint Commission of the Government of Georgia for increasing of efficiency of Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asian, Tbilisi
1999-2000 Deputy Director-General of the Executive Secretariat of the Black and Azov Seas Ports Association, Istanbul Turkey
1998-2005 Member of the Board of Directors from the Government of Georgia to the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank, Thessalonica, Greece
1998-2004 Member of the Board of Directors of the United Nations Association of Georgia
1997-2000 Head of the Governmental Delegation of Georgia in the Steering Committee on the United Nations Development Program Rehabilitation Project in Tskhinvali Region, South Ossetia, Georgia /conflict zone/
1997-1999 Member of the Professional Advisory Board of the Harriman Institute of the Columbia University in the city of New York, USA
1995-1996 Adjunct Professor of the School of International Relations and Public Affairs of the Columbia University in the City of New York - instructor of the course of lectures entitled: " The History and Politics of Modern Georgia" , New York, USA
In addition, from 1994 to 2007 - keynote speaker at various international conferences, workshops, seminars and training courses/including the statements before Special Sessions of the United Nations General Assembly/ in Europe, the United States of America, Asia, Latin America, covering the crucial topics of international security and economic cooperation, conflict resolution and sustainable development, problems of children, regional and interregional collaboration, in particular the East -West dimension.
Some experiences are directly linked with the problems of international security and conflict resolution, including the first UN rehabilitation project in the conflict zone -Tskhinvali region, South Ossetia, Georgia, as a Head of the Georgian Governmental Delegation/1997-2000/has exposed some positive results according o the UN high-level evaluation team report in2000./.
During 1997-2002 the coordination of the projects with NATO/Economic Directorate/ on economic security policy were accomplished as a conflict resolution new opportunity in South Caucasus result on joint participation of all conflict sides in common agenda.
The SENSE seminar sponsored by the IDA and George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies and held in Washington D.C. in 2000 and later its follow up in Georgia presented good lessons of importance of national consensus between the state and private sectors for new democracies.
The training course:" International Conflict Resolution and Negotiation for Diplomats" organized by the Institute of World Affairs in Washington D.C. and in Salisbury, Connecticut held in 1996 definitely enriched the basic knowledge of the mentioned topic.
Academic and research activity in the United States during 1994-2000, including lecturing and key presentations in the Columbia University, University of Florida, the New York Bar Association, as well as the UN sponsored conferences had been a good additional contribution to deepening special studies of global and specific risks for peaceful development and cooperation.
Invited Professor at the Malmo University, Sweden (2010,Spring semester), Yalova University, Turkey (2009-2011 academic years), Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy Azerbaijani Republic, Baku (2011 academic year) as an instructor of the courses on EU Economics (EU Jean Monnet Program), EU and South Caucasian countries cooperation, Energy cooperation in the Caspian basin countries, Basics of the Corporate Risk Management Invited Professor at the Academy of public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Institute of Diplomacy) as an instruction of the course of lectures on Basics of modern international politics and economics for Ph.D and MD levels. Invited Professor at the Training Center for Diplomats at the ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, as an instructor of the course of lectures on Basics of modern international politics and economics, 2013. Invited Professor at Tbilisi State University, Caucasian University and leading national research centers on international political and economic relations topics within 2009-2013.
Invited professor at the Yalova University, Turkey course of lectures on International Economics and Risk Management for students from Saudi Arabia (Jedda University), June 2013.
Major Publication and Writing
A wide range of publications in journals and newspapers of Georgia since 1985.
Major publications abroad:
- "An introduction for doing business in Georgia" ,/in CIS Law Notes/, Patterson, Belknap, Webb and Tyler, August 1994, New York, New York
- "Trade and Investment in Georgia" . In SEEL/Survey of East European Law/, Vol.5, No 7, 1994. Translational Juris Publications Inc., New York, New York
- "Georgia on my mind" . Foreign Trade/1994/Vol.4, No 8, 40-41, London, UK
- "Southern Caucasus with Particular Focus on Energy Issue", 1999 NATO Annual Publication named "Economic Development and Reforms in Cooperation Partner Countries The link between Economics, Security and Stability"/First Edition 2000, NATO, Brussels/
- "Southern Caucasus: Prospects for Regional Economic Cooperation Promoting Security and Stability", 2001 NATO Annual publication named: "The Interrelationship between Regional Economic Cooperation, Security and Stability".
- "An impact of the Global Financial Crisis of 2008-2009 on the US Economy" by Professor David Aptsiauri, International Black Sea University, American Studies International Research Conference materials, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2009, p.100
- "The impact of the Global Financial Crisis of 1008-2009 on the US Economy" by Professor David Aptsiauri, Journal "Ekonomisti" Paata Gugushvili Institute of Economics, No1, p.24, 2010, Tbilisi, Georgia
- "Georgia-European Union Cooperation in energy sector" by Professor David Aptsiauri, Journal &ldquo Ekonomiski&rdquo Paata Gugushvili Institute of Economics, No5,p.35,2010, Tbilisi, Georgia
- "Economic Dimension of Modern Georgian-European Union Relations" by Professor David Aptsiauri (in print). Materials of the 9th Regional International Conference on Modern Economics and Management in Sarajevo, Bosnia, June 24-26, 2011
- "Challenges and Rewards of the Neighboring Oil rich region: Georgia and landlocked states" by Professor David Aptsiauri, Journal "Ekonomisti" Paata Gugushvili Institute of Economics, No3, p.34 39, 2011
- "East-West Energy Cooperation and its consequences for Georgia and Azerbaijan" by Professor, Ambassador David Aptsiauri Newsletter of the Azerbaijani Diplomatic Academy, Volume as of 15 of August , 2011, Baku, Azerbaijani Republic
- "Updated Georgia-US economic cooperation" (brief overview and main trends and developments), by Professor David Aptsiauri publications of International Black Sea University, Tbilisi, Georgia for 2012