Rusudan Mamatsashvili


Ms. Rusudan Mamatsashvili is the First Deputy Head at the National Tourism Administration of Georgia, the key marketing and policy-making body in the field of tourism in the country. She has over ten years of professional experience in the tourism sector and was actively involved in the development of Georgia’s 10-year Tourism Strategy that now serves as a roadmap for reforms and developments in the sector. As a result, the United Nations World Tourism Organization named Georgia as one of the fastest-growing tourist destinations in the world. Ms. Mamatsashvili is also an Associate Professor at the Business and Technology University in Georgia and previously taught at Ilia State University. In addition, she is a co-founder of a start-up that provides a platform for hiring event spaces, services and equipment in one place, which received a highly competitive grant for development from Georgia’s Innovation and Technology Agency. Ms. Mamatsashvili holds an MSc in Management (Finance) from University College London as a Chevening Scholar (2018), an MSc in Tourism and Hospitality Management from Gothenburg University, Sweden (2008) and a BBA in Tourism from Tbilisi State University (2006). Currently, she is pursuing her Ph.D. in Business Administration at Ilia State University.