Gela Dumbadze

Date of birth June 13, 1965
Place of birth Tbilisi, Georgia

Education

1999-2001 Diplomatic Academy of Georgia
1989 Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Philology (with honors)
1982 #55 Tbilisi Public School
1983-1985 served in USSR Army

Work Experience

July 22, 2014 to Present State Minister of Georgia for Diaspora Issues
2014 -2016 – Chairman of the Committee of the Leuville Domain (Leuville-sul-Orge) Devolution to Georgia, purchased by  the First Democratic Republic of Georgia in France. On 23 September, 2016 the Act of Devolution of the Domain to Georgia was signed by him.
June 2, 2014 – July 22, 2014 Deputy State Minister of Georgia for Diaspora Issues
2013-2014 Chargé d’Affaires, Senior Counselor, Embassy of Georgia to
Republics of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan
2009 -2013 Senior Counselor, Embassy of Georgia to Ukraine
2007-2009 Counselor, Embassy of Georgia to the Russian Federation
2005-2007 Head of Cultural Heritage and Diaspora Relations Division,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia
2001-2005 Counselor, Embassy of Georgia to the Republic of Azerbaijan
2000-2001 Deputy Director, Foreign Political Information and Public
Relations Department, MFA of Georgia
1999-2001 President, Alumni Club at Diplomatic Academy of Georgia
1999-2000 Counselor, Press Center, MFA of Georgia
1998-1999 First Secretary, Information and Public Relations Department,
MFA of Georgia
1989-1996 Founder, Director, Center for Children’s Aesthetic Education
1987-1989 Founder, Chairman, Youth Union for Monument Protection

Ranks and Achievements

Diplomatic Rank- Senior Counselor
High Category Teacher
Laureate of several literary contests (Lithuania, Germany and Georgia)
Author of collected novels: “Yellow Trolleybus”, “Me – Runner”, “I Love an Apple’’

October, 2014 G. Dumbadze was awarded “Black Belt” 2 (Ni) Dan in Shotokan Karate
by Georgian National Karate Federation
July, 2014 G. Dumbadze was elected as the president of Georgian Fudokan Federation.
He was awarded “Black Belt” 1 (Sho) Dan in Fudokan Karate by World
Fudokan Federation
June, 2012 First personal art exhibition at the gallery “Artholl” in Kiev, Ukraine

2002 G.Dumbadze’s work (play) “Night Guest” was staged at Ilia Chavchavadze
Theatre in Alibeglo village, Kakhi region, Azerbaijan

Languages: English, Russian

Marital status: Married, has a daughter