Salome Zourabichvili

Born on 18 March 1952 in Paris, France. Speaks fluently Georgian, French, and English and converses in basic Italian.


Institute of Political Studies (1969-1972 – Paris, France)
Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs (1972-1973 – New York, U.S.A.)

Diplomatic and Political Career

In 1974-2004, she worked in the diplomatic service for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France in several embassies (Italy, United States, and Chad) and with French representations to international organizations (UN, NATO, Western European Union, OSCE). In 2003, she was appointed as Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of France to Georgia. In 2004-2005, she served as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia. After the leaving the post, she founded on 11 March 2006 the political party “The Way of Georgia”.

In 2006-2015, she was an Associate Professor of International Relations at the Institute of Political Studies in Paris, France. From 2010 to December 2015, she led the United Nations Security Council monitoring group on sanctions against Iran.
In 2016, she won her election as an independent Deputy in the Parliament of Georgia.
In 2018, she was elected as the 5th President of Georgia.


Que sais-je? La Géorgie, Edition PUF, Paris, 1986
Une femme pour deux pays, Edition Grasset, Paris, 2006
„საქართველოსკენ“ - გამომცემლობა „ლიტერა“, Tbilisi, 2006
Les cicatrices des nations, Edition Francois Bourin, Paris, 2008
La tragédie géorgienne, Edition Grasset, Paris, 2009
L’exigence démocratique, Edition Francois Bourin, Paris, 2010
Cahiers CERI Sciences Po N°4: La démocratisation en Géorgie à l’épreuve des élections, Paris, 2007
Penser l’Europe: What borders for Europe?, Paris, 2007
Cahier de Chaillot, Institute for security studies of the European Union (N° 102), Paris, 2007

Source: Office of the President of Georgia, 8/1/2019