Mon, 15 May 2017

UNWTO Executive Council Recommends Zurab Pololikashvili as Secretary-General

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 statutes.

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 ratification.

Zurab Pololikashvili

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 positions.

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.

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