Georgia Ministers

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Female Ministers of the Republic of Georgia/ Sarkartvelos Respublika
(Female suffrage 1918/21) A former ancient Empire was divided in smaller principalities which recognized Russian supremacy 1783 and joined the Empire in 1801. Independent 1917-22 till it became part of the Transcaucasian Soviet Republic, later Republic of Grucia. Independence 4.9.91

See also Georgia Heads and Georgia Parliament

1957-62 Minister of Trade Zinaida Arsen'evna Kvachadze
1962-76 Deputy Chairperson of the Council of Ministers
Secretary of the Tbilisi City Committee Communist Party 1955-56, Secretary of the Communist Party 1956-57, Secretary of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet 1962-76.

1960-76 Minister of Education Tamar Lashkarashvili
Secretary of Central Committee of Communist Party 1973-86, Secretary of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet 1976-circa 84 and Vice-President of the Republic 1979. (b. 1916- )

1962-73 Deputy Premier Victoria M. Siradze
1979 Vice-President
Deputy Chairperson of Supreme Soviet 1978-89

1975-80? Minister of Agriculture N.A. Chitanava

Circa 1980-89 Minister of Health G.G. Lazhova

1990-92 Minister of Education Lia Andguladze  

1990-91 Deputy Minister of Education Sesili Gogiberidze
1998-2000 Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
2000-03 Minister of Culture
Also known as
Cecili, she became Professor in Georgian Literature of the Tbilisi State University in 1998. (b. 1961-).

1991-92 Minister of Communication and Member of Security Council F. Tkebuchava

1991-92 Minister of Social Affairs and Health Maiana Grigolevna Dzozvashivili

1993-94 Deputy Premier Minister Irina Sarishvili-Chanturia
Member of the Presidium of the Head Committee of the Supreme Council
1994-99, Leader 1994-99 and Group Chairperson of the National Democratic (Second largest party in Parliament) 1995-99 after the assassination of her husband Georgi Chaturia in an attack where she was herself seriously wounded. From 2003 spokesperson of the pro-Shevardnadze bloc, For a New Georgia, Leader of the Imedi Party since 2006 and Presidential Candidate in 2008. (b. 1963-).

1993-95 Deputy Minister of National Resources and Environmental Protection Nino Otorovna Chkhobadze
-2004 Minister of National Resources & Environment
(b. 1966-)

1995-2003 2004-06 1. Deputy Minister of Culture Nino Kobakhidze
2003-04 Acting Minister of Culture
1. Deputy Minister of Cultural Monuments Protection and Sports
Pianist and later Advisor of the Chairperson of the Parliament. (b. 1958-).

1996-2004 Deputy Minister of Culture Svetlana Ketsba
2004 Deputy Minister of Cultural Monuments Protection and Sports
Head of different educational institutions 1958-1992, Minister of Culture of the exile-government of Abkhazian Autonomous Republic 1992-2005 and Vice-Chairperson of the Council of Ministers of 2005. (b. 1933-).

Around 1998-99 Deputy Minister of Finance Tamar Goderdzishvili  
Afterwards Head of Securities Commission within the Ministry

Around 1998 Deputy Minister of Education Medea Gotsiridze

1998 Deputy Minister of Trade and Foreign Economic Relations Tamar Beruchashvili
1998-2000 Minister of Trade and Foreign Economic Relations
2000-03 Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
2003-04 Deputy State Minister at the State Chancellery
2004-13 State Minister of Integration with European and Euro-Atlantic Structures
2013 Deputy State Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration
2013-14 Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
2014-15 Minister of Foreign Affairs
(b. 1961-)

Circa 1999-2004 1. Deputy Minister of State Property Management Irma Kautaradze

Circa 1999-2004 1. Deputy Minister of Labour, Health and Social Affairs Marina Gudushauri

Circa 1999-2001 Deputy Minister of Justice Mariam Cacanashvili

2001-04 Deputy Minister of Economics, Industry and Trade Natia Turnava  
2004-07 1. Deputy Minister of Economic Development

2001-04 Deputy Minister of Education and Science Rusudan Gorgiladze

2001-04 Deputy Minister of Labour, Health and Social Affairs Manoni Khachidze 

2001-04 Deputy Minister of Justice Irina Imerlishvili 

2003-04 Acting Executive President Nino Burjanadze
2007-08 Acting Executive Presdent

As Chairperson of the Parliament since 2001 she took over after former President Eduard Shevardnadze
was forced to resign as result of a "velvet revolution" after he rigged the parliamentary elections. She has been one of the opposition leaders for some years, since 2003 as President of Burjanadze-Democrats. In 2007 she acted as President again as the incumbent, Mikheil Saakashvili, resigned to run in the elections scheduled in January 2008. Presidential Candidate in 2013. Her full name is Nino Anzoris asuli Burjanadze, and she is mother of two children. (b. 1964-).

2003-05 Minister for Refugees and Accommodation Eteri H. Astemirova
Also known as Eter, she was
Chairperson of the  Human Rights and Inter-national Relations Committee at the Cabinet of Ministers of Abkhazia Autonomous Republic 1992-95 and later member of the Tbilisi-based Abkhaz Parliament-in-exile, and members of it's Foreign Affairs committee.

2004-05 Minister of Environment Tamar Lebanidze
(b. 1963-).

2004-05 Minister of Infrastructure and Development Tamar Sulukhia
(b. 1968-)

2004-05 Minister of Foreign Affairs
Salomé Zurabishvili
She is a descended from Georgian emigrees to France
and  French ambassador to Georgia from 2003 after various diplomatic postings. Leader of the Georgia's Way party 2006-10. Became an UN Official in 2010. (b. 1952-).

2004-08 State Minister and Minister for Civil Integration Zinaida Bestaeva
An ethnic Ossetian, she was born in Tskhinvali, the capital of breakaway South Ossetia. From December 2004 the office of Vice-Premiers was reintroduced and the State Ministers ranked just belov those.  (b. 1967-).

2004-05 Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Development Lili Begiashvili
2005-12 Deputy Minister of Agriculture

2004-12 Deputy Minister of Culture, Cultural Monuments Protection and Sports Tamar Kvariani

2004-06 Deputy Minister for Refugees and Accommodation Lela Metreveli

2004-08 and 2009-12 Deputy Minister of Economic Development Tamar Kovziridze

2004-12 1. Deputy Minister of Justice Ekaterine Gureshidze

2004-05 Deputy Minister of Justice Eka Tkeshelashvili
2005-06 Deputy Minister of Interior
2007-08 Minister of Justice
2008 Minister of Foreign Affairs
2010-12 Deputy Prime Minister and State Minister for Reeintegration
Chairperson of the Tbilisi Court of Appeal 2006-07, State Procecutor in 2008 and Head of the National Security Council 2008-10. (b. 1977-).

2005-12 Deputy Minister of Labour, Health and Social Affairs Nino Moroshkina

2006-12 Deputy Minister of Interior Eka Zguladze
2012 Acting Minister of Interior
(b. 1977-)

2007-08 Minister of  Education and Science Maia Miminoshvili

Ca 2007-circa 2011 Deputy State Minister for Euro-Atlantic Integration and European integration Helen Khoshtaria
Circa 2011-12 1. Deputy State Minister for Euro-Atlantic Integration and European integration

2008 State Minister Tamar Martiachvili (Martiashvili)
2008 Minister of Refugees, Resettlement and Housing
Circa 2008-12 1. Deputy Minister for Refugees, Resettlement and Housing

2008-09 Minister of Economic Development Ekaterine Sharashidze
Head of the Presidential Administration 2005-08.

2009-12 Minister of Corrections and Legal Assistance Khatuna Kalmakhelidze

2010-12 Minister of Economic and Stability Development Vera Kobalia
Returned to Georgia in 2009 from Canada where her family moved in the 1990's as a result of the armed conflict in Abkhazia. (b. 1981).

2010-12 1. Deputy Minister Justice Tinatin Burjaliani
(b. 1981-)

2010-12 1. Deputy Minister of Energy  Mariam Valishvili
2012-14 Minister of Foreign Affairs Maia Panjikidze
Ambassador to Germany 2004-07 and the Netherlands 2007-10. Spokesperson for the Georgian Dream Party.

2012- Minister of Justice Tea Tsulukiani

2012-16 Minister of Education Tamar Sanikidze

2012-13 Cabinet Member and Director of the National Assessment and Examination Centrer Maia Miminoshvili

2015-16 Minister of Defence Tina Khidasheli
MP and married to Speaker of the Parliament Davit Usupashvili.

Last update 26.11.16