The 105th session of the UNWTO Executive
Council, meeting in Madrid, Spain, on 12 May 2017, recommended
Zurab Pololikashvili, Ambassador of Georgia in Spain, as a nominee
for the post of Secretary-General for the four-year-period
starting January 2018.
The candidature of Zurab Pololikashvili was
presented by his country, Georgia, in accordance with the UNWTO
The recommendation of the UNWTO Executive
Council will be submitted to the upcoming 22nd UNWTO General
Assembly in Chengdu, China (11-16 September 2017) for
Permanent Representative of Georgia to the World
Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Ambassador Pololikashvili has broad experience
of working in both private and public sectors at high-profile
He has extensive diplomatic experience, having
represented Georgia to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), as
well as serving as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to
the Kingdom of Spain. He also held a position of the Deputy
Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2005 to 2006.
Ambassador Pololikashvili was born in 1977 in Tbilisi, Georgia.
He is married with three children. He can speak
Georgian, English, Spanish, and Russian fluently and can also
speak some French, Japanese and Polish.