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His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Batu Kutelia, M.Eng., Ph.D.

 

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BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Batu Kutelia, M.Eng., Ph.D.

His Excellency Dr. Batu Kutelia is a Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College and holds the diplomatic rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia. He earned a Master of Engineering from the Engineering Faculty of Georgian Technical University in 1995 and a Ph.D. in Physics from the Georgian Technical University in 2000. His other professional education includes:

• 2007: Black Sea Security Program, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

• 2003: SG-102 Senior Officials Course, NATO Defense College

• 2002: Defense Transformation Course, Naval Postgraduate School

• 2000-2001: Fellow, NATO Defense College

• 2000: Legal Aspects of Peacekeeping Operations Course, U.S. Naval Justice School

• 1999: Course 99-1 for Senior Executive Officials, George C. Marshall European Centre for Security Studies

• 1995-1996: Masters in Public Affairs Administration, Georgian-American Institute of Public Affairs

Ambassador Dr. Kutelia has a distinguished record of ethical leadership and presently serves as a Fellow at the McCain Institute for International Leadership in Washington, D.C. His professional experience includes:

• 2011-2013: Deputy Secretary, National Security Council of Georgia

• 2008-2011: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the United States of America, Canada and Mexico

• 2007-2008: First Deputy Minister of Defense of Georgia

• 2006-2007: Deputy Minister of Defense of Georgia

• 2006-2006: Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia

• 2005-2006: Head of Foreign Intelligence Special Service of Georgia

• 2004-2004: Deputy Minister of State Security of Georgia

• 2004-2004: Head of the Foreign Intelligence Department, Ministry of State Security of Georgia

• 2004-2004: Director, Political Security Department, National Security Council

• 2003-2004: Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Deputy Head of the Mission. Embassy of Georgia)

• 2000-2003: Deputy Director, Military-Political Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia

• 1998-2000: Head of Military Cooperation Division, Military-Political Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia

• 1997-1998: Deputy Head of Military Cooperation Division, Military-Political Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia

• 1997-1997: First Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia

Ambassador Dr. Batu Kutelia’s language proficiency includes: Georgian (native), English (fluent), Russian (fluent) and French (basic).

Ambassador Dr. Batu Kutelia’s honours and awards include:

• 2014: Distinguished Fellow, New Westminster College (Canada)

• 2000: Certificate of Appreciation from the President of Georgia. Awarded for High Professionalism and Active Diplomatic Work in Elaboration of Important Intergovernmental Agreements (Joint statement on withdrawal of Russian military bases from the territory of Georgia signed by Georgia and Russia at 1999 OSCE Istanbul Summit)

• 2000: NATO Defense College Scholarship (published monograph “New Silk Road Strategy and Security of Caucasus”, NDC monograph series)

• 1998: Scholarship of the President of Georgia

• 1997, 1996, 1995, and 1994: Soros Foundation Scholarship

• 1996: GIPA’s Special Award for Academic Performance

As a Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College, His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Batu Kutelia is dedicated to supporting the highest standards of academic excellence and is committed to the advancement of New Westminster College and its Global Network of Fellows.

 
 

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