Policy Committee

Dr. Tamara Sulukhia, Chair
Director, ISET and ISET Policy Institute
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Tamara Sulukhia was World Bank’s Sustainable Development and Infrastructure Program Leader for Turkey February 2016-March 2019, based in Ankara, Turkey. In 2010-2015 she served as a Sustainable Development Program Leader for Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova, based in Kyiv, Ukraine. She joined the World Bank in the Regional Office for the Caucasus in Tbilisi in 2004 as a Senior Infrastructure Specialist. Prior to the Bank, she served as the Minister of Infrastructure and Development of Georgia (2004); as the Head of Local Governance Center of Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA) in Tbilisi (2002-2004); was a Fulbright Scholar at the George Washington University in Washington DC (2001-2002) and Development Assistance Specialist in USAID/Caucasus (1997-2001). Her experience includes being a Board Member of several leading Georgian and International NGOs and President of the Association of Women for Urban Development of Georgia. In 2002-2009 she was teaching Urban Policy and Governance at the Georgian Institute of Public Administration. She is an author of a number of publications on urban planning and governance. Tamara holds a Ph.D. in urban planning (1997) from Georgian Technical University, Tbilisi, Georgia.