management

Lasha Kandelakishvili
Founder

Lasha Kandelakishvili successfully graduated from the Faculty of Mining and Geology of Technical University of Georgia in 2007. In 2017, he earned Master’s Degree at Legnica University of Management in Poland.

In 2007, he was the Director General of Tbilisi Secular University, and in 2008 he was a director of Tbilisi International University. In 2009, she held a position of the Rector of the International University of Eurasia. Since 31 December 2012 to the present day he has been the Rector of European University.

Lasha Kandelakishvili had been lecturing for years and had worked for various NGOs. He is the author of 5 manuals, scientific papers and publications.

Contacts: rector@esu.edu.ge


Tamar Kerdzaia
Rector 

In 2006 Tamar Kerdzaia graduated Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Law and received her Master's Degree in Civil Law. Later, she continued her doctoral studies at New Vision University. She carried out research activities at the University of Münster in Germany.

Tamar has passed the qualification exams for lawyers and judges.

Tamar holds the position of Assistant Professor at the European University. In parallel, she is a trainer at various organizations, including training for lawyers at the Georgian Lawyers Association.

Currently, she also holds the position of Expert Advisor at the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia.

She is a member of the Federation of Business Leaders "Women for the Future".

Tamar has both local and international professional experience. She successfully led a law firm in the past, served as a chairwoman of arbitration, head of several law firms and vice rector of the university. In total, she has seven years of leadership and fourteen years of professional experience.

Tamar has received a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) fellowship for research activities.

Contact: tamar.kerdzaia@eu.edu.ge

 


Tamar Zarginava
Vice – Rector in the field of Foreign Relations        

Tamar Zarginava successfully graduated from Eastern European University of Economics and Management Bachelor program in law, in 2013, and in 2015 she received a Master's degree in law at the same university.

In 2007-2011 she was the head of the administration of the Tbilisi Secular University, in 2011-2012 she was a performer of duties of Rector of International Teaching University of Georgia, and in 2012-2014 she was the head of the Rector's Office of the same university. In 2015-2017, she served as the Head of Administration at European University and since 2017 she is a Vice Rector in the field of Foreign Relations.

Contact: tamar.zarginava@eu.edu.ge


nino Taliashvili
Vice – Rector in the field of Administration        

In 2009, Nino Taliashvili graduated from Tbilisi State University, major in Law and attained a Master’s academic degree. Since 2014, she has been teaching at Tbilisi State University, while also being a PhD Student.

From 2010 to 2015, Nino Taliashvili was the head of legal service at National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement, while in 2015-2019 she led legal office at Saint Andrew the First-Called Georgian University of the Patriarchate of Georgia.

Nino Taliashvili is authorization expert of higher education institutions. In October 2019, she was appointed by the Prime Minister of Georgia as a member of the Board entitled to carry out the vocational training/retraining program.

Nino Taliashvili has collaborated with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) as a law expert. She is currently working with the World Bank and the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) as an education law expert.

 

Contact: nino.taliashvili@eu.edu.ge


Sophio Khundadze
Vice-rector for Quality Assurance Development

Sophio Khundadze completed Doctoral Program at International Black Sea University in 2010 and was awarded an academic degree of Doctor of Business Administration. She owns an ACCA diploma in Accounting and Business.

Sophio Khundadze is an Associate Professor in Finances. She is an author of scholarly works, including monograph (published by VDM Verlag Dr. Muller, Germany), and research articles. She is a reviewer for referred, scholarly, professional journals (Pinnacle Business Management (ISSN: 2360-946X), Pinnacle Economics and Finance (ISSN: 2360-9486), Journal of Modern Accounting and Auditing (ISSN: 1548-6583). Sophio Khundadze also delivers lectures in business and finances. She has participated in Erasmus + project through which she was a visiting lecturer at Insubria University (Italy).

Sophio Khundadze is an accreditation expert for National Center for Quality Enhancement (Georgia), and an accreditation and authorization expert for Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (Kazakhstan).

Sophio Khundadze is a member of Educational Committee and a member of Lifelong Learning Supervisory Board at the Georgian Federation of Professional Accountants and Auditors. She is a participant of the World Bank CFRR (Center for Financial Reporting Reforms) project “Strengthening Auditing and Financial Reporting Education in the Countries of Eastern Partnership”.

In 2013-2018 Sophio Khundadze worked at International Black Sea University as a Coordinator of BA Program in Accounting and Audit; she also worked as a Quality Assurance Manager at the faculty of Business Management. In 2019 she worked at Caucasus University as a Director of Bachelor Educational Programs at the School of Business. She worked at European University as a Head of Educational Program Quality Development Office. Since 2020 Sophio Khundadze is a Vice-Rector for Academic and Scientific-Research Activities at European University.