Commissioner - VAKHTANG ABASHIDZE

Date of Birth: 14.04.1960

Education:

1977-1983 - Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University / Faculty of Journalism

Work Experience:

2017-Present - Georgian National Communications Commission / Commissioner

2014-2017 - Georgian National Communications Commission / Chairman

2012-2014 - JSC “Silknet” / Chairman of Tender Commission, Head of Operators Relations Office

2005-2014 - LTD “Optima Management” / Director

2006-2010 – JSC “ United Telecom” / Consultant

2005-2006 - World Bank Project “Development of a Rural Telephone Strategy and Implementation of Pilot Plan in the Caucasus (Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia)” / Consultant

2000-2004  - Georgian National Communications Commission / Chairman

1995-2000 - Press Office of the President of Georgia / Head

1992-1995 - Information Agency “Sakinform“ / Director

1990-1991 - Newspaper “7 Dghe” / Editor-in-Chief

1986-1990 - Newspaper “Молодёжь Грузии” / Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Editor-in-Chief

1983-1986 - Newspaper “Заря Востока” / Correspondent, Head of Culture Division

Languages:

Georgian, Russian, English