Keti Maisuradze, Country Director, Georgia
Keti Maisuradze has worked as an election and governance expert for over 15 years, serving as both an employee and consultant of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), and under projects funded by the United States Agency for International Development and United Nations Development Programme. Currently, she serves as IFES’ country director for Georgia and liaises with key members of the Central Election Commission, senior government counterparts, Georgian civil society organizations and international donors and implementing partners. Maisuradze is a technical expert in electoral systems and processes, overseeing project implementation, operational and financial management, and the grants management process, including subcontracts for local organizations. As an experienced election professional and project management specialist with strong technical and leadership experience, Maisuradze is well-known and respected among Georgian government and private partners as well as the international community. Previously, Maisuradze served as IFES’ chief of party for Kyrgyzstan, a voter registry logistics expert in Armenia and a results officer at a data entry center based in Jordan for the Iraq out-of-country voting program.
Maisuradze holds a master’s degree from the Georgian Technical University and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs. She is fluent in English, Georgian and Russian, and is a fully-accredited Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections (BRIDGE) workshop facilitator.