Eka Tkeshelashvili

Deputy Prime Minister of Georgia (2010-2012)

Eka Tkeshelashvili is a Georgian jurist and politician, who served as Minister of Justice, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister under President Mikheil Saakashvili. Prior to entering politics, she worked as a lawyer for the International Committee of the Red Cross as well as the Lawyers' Committee of Human Rights in New York. She also worked at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. She joined the Georgian government as Deputy Justice Minister in 2004. As Minister of Foreign Affairs, she oversaw diplomatic efforts with Russia following the 2008 Russo-Georgian War, and spoke out in favour of a diplomatic solution. Tkeshelashvili graduated from the Faculty of International Law and International Relations at Tbilisi State University in 1999.