Tamara Sulukhia was World Bank’s Sustainable Development and Infrastructure Program Leader for Turkey February 2016-March 2019, based in Ankara, Turkey. In 2010-2015 she served as a Sustainable Development Program Leader for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova, based in Kiev, Ukraine. She joined the World Bank in the Regional Office for Caucasus in Tbilisi in 2004 as Senior Infrastructure Specialist.
Prior to the Bank, she served as the Minister of Infrastructure and Development of Georgia (2004); as the Head of Local Governance Center of Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA) in Tbilisi (2002-2004); was a Fulbright Scholar at the George Washington University in Washington DC (2001-2002) and Development Assistance Specialist in USAID/Caucasus (1997-2001).
Her experience includes being a Board Member of several leading Georgian and International NGO’s, and President of Association of Women for Urban Development of Georgia. In 2002-2009 she was teaching Urban Policy and Governance at the Georgian Institute of Public Administration. She is an author of number of publications on urban planning and governance.
Tamara holds PhD in urban planning (1997) from Georgian Technical University, Tbilisi, Georgia.