Genadi Arveladze is the Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia. He has widespread experience in foreign trade and economics. Mr. Arveladze has effectively contributed to the diversification and development of Georgia’s foreign trade – he was Georgia’s chief negotiator on free trade agreements with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), the People's Republic of China (PRC), Hong Kong, China and the UK. Mr. Arveladze was in charge of organization of the Silk Road forums of 2017 and 2019.
Genadi Arveladze is actively involved in the process of Georgia’s integration with the EU and namely, he is in charge of the implementation of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area.
Prior to the position of the Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, Mr. Arveladze was assigned to the Permanent Mission of Georgia to the UN Office and other International Organizations under the international cooperation program and represented Georgia at the WTO. Since February 2012 until October 2015, Genadi Arveladze also served as the Head of the Foreign Trade and International Economic Relations Department of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia.
In 2010-2012, he held the position of the Head of EU Programs Coordination and International Organizations Cooperation Department of the Tbilisi City Hall.
Mr. Arveladze has experience of working in the private sector as well – for several years in New York, US, he worked as the Marketing and Public Relations Manager for the AGM Development LLC AXIS Group in 2007-2008 and for the Cmple in 2008-2010.
Genadi Arveladze has the Master’s Degree in Liberal Studies from the City University of New York.