Our Team

Our Team

Nino Lejava

Director
Nino Lejava is Director of the South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation in Tbilisi since December 2011.
From May 2010 until November 2011 she was CIM (Centre for International Migration and Development) integrated specialist and policy consultant for Civil Society  Development Programme at the Centre for Training and Consultancy - a Georgian NGO for capacity building and civic education. Prior to the appointment at CTC Nino Lejava served as the deputy director and programme coordinator at the South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation for 7 years.  Temporarily, she already worked as a researcher in the London based Conciliation Resources project „Dealing with the Past: Research and Dialogue in the Georgian-Abkhaz Context“.
Nino Lejava studied law at Tbilisi State University, Georgia, University of Hamburg, and Europa Kolleg Hamburg, Germany.

Nato Ketiladze

Financial Coordinator
Nato Ketiladze joined the South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation in July 2012.
Ms. Ketiladze graduated the I. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, department of Physics. She has more than 18 years experience of work in NGO sector. Since 1996 she’s been working in various non-governmental organizations as accountant and financial manager.
In 2002-2012 Nato was a financial manager of Civil Society Institute Foundation.

Lilia Chikhladze

Programme Coordinator for Democratization Programme

Lilia Chikhladze joined the South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation as Programme Coordinator in the spheres of democratic political culture, rethinking Soviet past and regional and international dialogue since July 2017.

She has completed her BA studies in Social Sciences at the University of Georgia. She got her M.A. Degree in Global Political Economy from the University of Kassel, Germany. Before joining the Heinrich Boell Foundation, she worked as Organizational Development Manager at Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center (EMC) and as Long-term Analyst Assistant at National Democratic Institute Georgia.

Etuna Nogaideli

Programme Coordinator for Gender and Conflict Transformation
Etuna Nogaideli joined the South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation in 2013.
 
Etuna has graduated from the Central European University Budapest, Hungary in 2012 and holds the Master of Arts degree in Gender Studies. During 2012-13 she has worked as a senior research analyst on a variety of projects in the fields of gender, public policy and economic development. She simultaneously participated in several volunteer activities that were organized in support of gender equality and minority rights. Etuna furthermore collaborated with advocacy NGO’s to give public lectures aiming at raising awareness on gender-related issues.

Tako Antidze

Climate Change and Energy Programme Coordinator
Tako Antidze joined the South Caucasus Regional Office of Heinrich Boell Foundation in January 2014.
 
Tako graduated from the Central European University Budapest, Hungary in 2013 and holds Master of Science degree in Environmental Sciences and Policy. She also completed Master's program in Environmental Management at University of Derby.  Before joining the Heinrich Boell Foundation Tako worked at British Petroleum's office as Community Liaison Officer (2011-2012) and at Millennium Challenge Georgia Fund as Environmental and Social Impact Coordinator (2007-2011).

Olya Azatyan

Armenia Project Coordinator

Olya Azatyan is Armenia Project Coordinator at South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation since September 2016.

For the past several years she was supervising Human Rights and Conflict Transformation projects at British Embassy Yerevan. Her work experience also involves short term consultancies with the OSCE/ODIHR, CoE/Venice Commission, UNDP and IFES at several countries for the period of 2002 - 2013. Since 2014 she is a visiting lecturer on Policy Planning and Policy Analyses at Yerevan State University of Languages and Social Sciences. Olya is a British Chevening Alumni (2006/2007). She studied in Armenia, UK and France on the field of Politics and Governance. In 2015 she graduated from the UK Diplomatic Academy. 

Tamuna Shvangiradze

Office Manager
Tamuna Shvangiradze has been the Office and PR Manager at the Heinrich Boell Foundation since September 2004.
Her responsibilities include external and internal communications, travel and event arrangements, web-site and library administration and other administrative duties.
She studied Arabic Language and History of Arab Countries at the Tbilisi Institute of Asia and Africa. She also holds Master’s Certificate of the George Washington University School of Business in Project Management. 

Tuta Chkheidze

Communication and Web Manager

Tuta Chkheidze joined the South Caucasus Regional office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation in 2018.

Tuta has graduated from the Kingston University London, in 2018 and holds the Master of Arts in Global media and Communications. During 2013-2017 she has worked as a PR and Communication manager at International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED). As a volunteer, she participated in various activities organized in support of gender equality and LGBTQI rights.  She worked as a journalist, reporter and presenter in various media outlets, including print and online media, radio and television.

Maka Kalandadze

Accountant
Maka Kalandadze, joined the Heinrich Boell Foundation in 2003.
In 1998-2003 Maka was working in various non-governmental organizations as an accountant, before that she was giving lectures on Pre-school Psychology at various institutes.
Maka Klandadze graduated from the Tbilisi Teacher Training State University with major in theory-history of Education studies and Psychology. She also completed a course of Financial Accounting and Bookkeeping at International Model of Service (IMS). 

Kakhi (Nukri) Iobidze

Technical Manager/Driver

Kakhi (Nukri) Iobidze has been working at the South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation as a Technical Manager/Driver since 2003.

Nana Komladze

Office Assistant

Since September 2005 Nana Komladze has been working at the South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation on position of the Office Assistant.