Maya Eristavi is the Center for International Private Enterprise’s representative in Georgia for the USAID-funded Governing for Growth (G4G) program. Eristavi joined CIPE in 2015 as the Advocacy and Civil Society Strengthening Component Lead for G4G. G4G is a five-year project designed to support the Georgian government to create a better enabling environment in which legal and regulatory reforms are fairly and transparently conceived, implemented and enforced through the dialogue between public and private sector. The project is implemented by Deloitte Consulting, with CIPE as a subcontractor.
Eristavi’s areas of expertise include development of business associations, gender empowerment and youth integration- all key components of the G4G project which seeks to effectively integrate the private sector, women and youth in the country’s economic policy development and advocacy reforms. Under her direction, the Economic Policy Advocacy Coalition (EPAC) was established on September 15, 2015, bringing together business associations, chambers of commerce, and think tanks under a common mission promoting a business enabling environment through constructive dialogue between the public and private sectors. EPAC unites 72 business support organizations.
Before her work with CIPE, Eristavi represented the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Georgia) as Deputy Executive Director. Eristavi has 15 years of experience in local and international organizations, including AmCham, DLA Piper, and TBC Bank.