Dr. Eka Metreveli is the President of the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies since 2016 and the Honorary Consul of Finland in Georgia since May 2018. Before that, she was a Senior Research Fellow (2002 -2006), the Director of the Centre for Human Security (2006-2015), and Acting Executive Director since July 2015. Her professional expertise lies in the field of governance and ethnic relations. She has been leading GFSIS’ multi-component development initiatives since 2002 in the areas of good governance, public policy, and ethnic minority relations. Mrs. Metreveli started her career in 1996 working at the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia at the Defense Attaché Office (1996-1998) and later on, at Public Diplomacy Section (1999-2000). From 2000-2001, she was the Information Analyst at the Center for International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, US. E. Metreveli worked at the National Institute of Justice as a Consultant (2001-2002). In 2002-2004, Dr. Metreveli was the CEP fellow at Tbilisi State University. Mrs. Metreveli holds a Doctor of Science Degree from Tbilisi State University in Art History (1996) and a Master of Public Policy and Management (MPPM) with a specialization in International Security from the School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) at the University of Pittsburgh, where she was the Muskie Fellow in 2000-2001.