Thea Kentchadze

Public-Private Dialogue Specialist, Georgia
Regions: Europe & Eurasia

Thea Kentchadze joined CIPE in 2021 as a Public-Private Dialogue Specialist under the USAID Economic Governance Program in Georgia. Thea oversees the implementation of the Program’s grant activities that foster effective dialogue between public and private stakeholders on key economic reforms and support evidence-based policymaking.
Thea brings more than 20 years of professional experience with Georgia’s public institutions, leading think tanks, and international development programs covering areas including good governance, public service reform, parliamentary strengthening, EU integration, and private sector development. Prior to joining CIPE, Thea worked as a communications expert for EU-funded projects at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Georgia which contributed to building the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises. Thea also served in the Georgian foreign service as a Senior Counselor at the Embassy of Georgia to the United States.
Thea holds an M.A. in International Studies from Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver and a Diploma with Honors in International Relations from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.