Vice President of the Atlantic Council of Georgia and the Next Generation. Leader fellow at the McCain Institute for International Leadership. Served as the Deputy Secretary of the National Security Council of Georgia. Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States of America, Canada, and Mexico. First Deputy Minister of Defense (2007-2008), Deputy Minister of Defense and Foreign Affairs (2006-2007) and Deputy Minister of State Security (2004). From 2005-2006 he functioned as the Head of the Intelligence Service of Georgia.