Member of the UFPA board of directors
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to Ukraine. Since 2015, Grygol Katamdze is the President of NGO “Taxpayers Association of Ukraine”.
Grygol Katamdze was born on August 12, 1961 in Kutaisi, Georgia.
In 1982, he graduated from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Faculty of International Relations and International Law.
After the graduation from the university in 1985-1993, he worked as an engineer, senior engineer, Head of the Educational Office, lecturer, senior lecturer, Deputy Head of the Department, Acting Head of the Department of General Legal Disciplines in the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia. 1987-1988 G. Katamadze served in the Armed Forces of Georgia.
1993 -1994 – worked as Deputy Director of the Foreign Economic Relations Department in the MFA of Georgia.
1994-1998 -. Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Embassy of Georgia to Ukraine
1998-2000 - Deputy Minister of Defense of Georgia on military policy and international military cooperation.
2000 – Deputy Minister of Defense received a rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.
2000 - 2007 - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to Ukraine (2001 – 2004 – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Republic of Moldova and Romania).
2007 – 2008 – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia.
February 1, 2008 – G. Katamadze is a Director of International Development at JSC “Bank of Georgia”, Member of the Supervisory Council of the “BG Bank”, Counselor to the Chairman of the Board “BG Bank” on private banking service.
January 1, 2009 – January 22, 2013– Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to Ukraine.
September 2013 – January 2015 - Counselor of the Chairman of the Board in International Affairs of the East European Fuel and Energy Company (SEPEK).
2014 - Founder and the President of «TNK Global Group»(Georgia).
May 2015 – President of NGO “Taxpayers Association of Ukraine”
Member of the Guardian Council of the Bohdan Stupka Fund.
1991 – G. Katamadze defended his dissertation in Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and received the degree of Candidate of Legal Sciences. He has number of scientific papers
He was awarded the "Order of Merit" III class (Ukraine, 2006), “Order of Merit” II class (Ukraine, 2007), “Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise” V class (Ukraine, 2007), “Order of Honor” (Georgia, 2009), “President Order” (2013).
G. Katamadze is married, he has two children and four grandsons.