10.Feb .2022 16:00

We Could Create Economic Recovery And Returned To Pre-Pandemic Levels – New Economy Minister

We Could Create Economic Recovery And Returned To Pre-Pandemic Levels – New Economy Minister
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Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia Levan Davitashvili replaced economy minister Natia Turnava, with the reshuffle announced by prime minister Irakli Garibashvili at yesterday’s government meeting.

The newly appointed Minister of Economy, Levan Davitashvili, thanked the Prime Minister for the trust and support of the team, when it was necessary for the implementation of reforms in the Ministry of Agriculture.

He also thanked the former Minister of Economy, Natia Turnava, and noted that she had a difficult time as a minister.

"I would like to thank Mrs. Natia for her successful work as Minister of Economy, which, as she said, coincided with a difficult time. The pandemic changed the economic situation of the whole world and created special challenges in terms of economic development. Under the leadership of the Prime Minister and the great efforts of the Ministry of Economy, we could create economic recovery and returned to the pre-pandemic levels. However, we have very big tasks, plans and commitments with our population to show rapid economic development, to create maximum employment opportunities for our citizens, which is directly related to increasing their incomes and improving their welfare," - said Davitashvili.

Levan Davitashvili has been the Minister of Agriculture until now. He is at the same time the Vice Prime Minister, the position that he retains.

Working Experience:

2021.07 – Present Vice Prime-Minister

09.02.2021- Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia

15.12.2017 – 09.02.2021 – Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia
09.09.2016 - 15.12.2017 - Minister of Agriculture of Georgia
2014 – 2016 - Deputy Minister of Agriculture of Georgia
2012 – 2014 - LEPL National Wine Agency, Chairman
2010 – 2011 - Board of Georgian Wine Producers Union, Chairman
2010 – 2011 - Board of Georgian Wine Producers Union, Member
2009 – 2012 - Wine Company Schuchmann Wines Georgia, Director of Sales and Marketing
2007 – 2009 - USAID Agricultural Development Project Ag Vantage, Head of Marketing Department
2002 –2007 - Wine Company Tsinandali Old Cellar, General Manager
1999 –2001 - World Bank Enterprise Restructuring and Management Assistance Centre (CERMA), Senior Business Consultant
06.1999 –09.1999 - Revenue Service, Ministry of Finance of Georgia, Head of Social Tax Department
1997–1999 - State Insurance Supervision Service of Georgia, Head of Standards and Regulations Department

Education

2002 – 2003 - MIP Milano, Executive Master of Business Administration
1999 – 2001 - Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Master of International Business Management
1995–1999 - Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Bachelor in Economics