Archil Gegeshidze - Executive Director

Ambassador Archil Gegeshidze was appointed Executive Director of the Levan Mikeladze Foundation in November 2016. Prior to that Amb.Gegeshidze served as Georgia’s ambassador to the United States for more than three years.He joined diplomatic service from academia working as a senior fellow at Georgia’s renowned think tank – The Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (GFSIS). More than a decade of work at GFSIS was primarily related with research and training.


Before joining GFSIS, Dr. Gegeshidze spent an academic year at Stanford University as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar.


Dr.Gegeshidze worked for the Georgian government from 1992-2000 where he served as an Assistant to the Head of State on National Security and a Chief Foreign Policy Advisor to the President.


In addition to his native Georgian, Dr. Gegeshidze is fluent in English and Russian. He also speaks French and some oriental languages.