Ketevan Tsikhelashvili, who previously served as the Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality of Georgia, has been appointed as the country’s new ambassador to Austria.
She served as the Minister for Reconciliation and Civil Equality since August 2016, and the first deputy minister of the same body before that.
From January 2012 through October 2012 Tsikhelashvili served as the elected chairwoman of the National Platform of Georgia within the Civil Society Forum of Eastern Partnership. She has been actively involved in different international dialogue formats with Abkhaz and Ossetians, as well as chaired the second working group of Geneva International Discussions for the last three and a half years.
In 2006-2012 Tsikhelashvili was the director of the Liberal Academy of Tbilisi.
At various times she has worked as a consultant to the Friedrich Neumann Foundation in Georgia, as an analyst at the European Stability Initiative (ESI), and a researcher-assistant at the Political and Defense Division of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.