Tamar Zhvania is the Chairperson of the Central Election Commission of Georgia since 2013; she holds the Master Degree in Sociology and the Certificate on PhD Admissions of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State in Sociology. Tamar Zhvania is the fellow of the Centre of Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) in the Democracy and Development Programme (Stanford University, California USA). She is fully accredited BRIDGE (Building Recourses in Democracy, Governance and Elections) Workshop Facilitator.
She speaks English and Russian languages fluently.
Before her career in public service, Tamar Zhvania was a project manager at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). At the UNDP, she designed and implemented the programs oriented on the development of election environment through raising civil awareness and capacity building; Ms. Zhvania was an executive director of the International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED); she is an editor of ISFED newspaper’s seven editions “Civil Society” and three journals of the same title. She is also an author of several publications of the same newspaper; In 2012-2011 Tamar Zhvania served as a Senior Program Officer at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) in Nigeria.Tamar Zhvania is married and has three children.