Maya Eristavi is the Center for International Private Enterprise’s representative in Georgia for the USAID-funded Economic Governance Program. Eristavi joined CIPE in 2015 and currently holds the position of Civil Society Strengthening Component Lead. Eristavi is a public-private partnership and private sector association development expert with a long record of success convening and mobilizing the Georgian private sector. Eristavi’s areas of expertise include development of business associations, gender empowerment and youth integration. Under the Economic Governance Program, CIPE works as a sub-contractor to Deloitte Consulting on private sector and civil society capacity building while helping the Government of Georgia implement transparent, evidence-based economic policies.
Eristavi previously worked with CIPE on the USAID-funded Governing for Growth (G4G) program, implementing dialogue between the private sector and the Georgian government to create a better enabling environment for fair and transparent legal and regulatory reforms. Under her direction, the Economic Policy Advocacy Coalition (EPAC) was established in 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. Today, EPAC unites 70 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.