Kaha Imnadze

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Kaha Imnadze
კახა იმნაძე
Ambassador of Georgia to Canada
In office
August 2022 – Present
Permanent Representative of Georgia to the United Nations
In office
Assistant to the President, Spokesperson/Press Secretary
In office
Deputy Secretary of the National Security Council
In office
Personal details
Born (1969-02-04) February 4, 1969 (age 55)
Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union
Alma materTbilisi State University

Kaha Imnadze (Georgian: კახა იმნაძე) is a Georgian career diplomat, currently serving as Ambassador of Georgia to Canada, from August 2022. Previously he served as Permanent Representative of Georgia to the United Nations from July 2013 to August 2022.

Professional Career

Kaha Imnadze joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia as an intern in 1989, and has held a number of positions from the 3rd Secretary to the Deputy Head of Department at the Political Directorate.[1]

From 1992 to 1993, Imnadze became the Deputy Head of the South East Asia Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, progressing later in 1993 to 1994 to the Head of the Western European Department. [2].

From 1994 to 1998, Imnadze was appointed as the Deputy Chief of the Mission of Georgia to NATO, headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. At the same time he was the Political Counselor at the Georgian Embassy to the Kingdom of Belgium, Kingdom of the Netherlands and Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. From 1998-2000, Kaha Imnadze was appointed as the Deputy Secretary of the National Security Council of Georgia, supervising defence and foreign policy issues, and the work of the Executive Secretariat of the Council.[3]

From 2000-2003, Imnadze served as Assistant to the President and Spokesman/Press Secretary for the President of Georgia Eduard Shevardnadze.

Following his appointment with President of Georgia Eduard Shevardnadze, Kaha Imnadze spent 10 years in the private sector as a political risk assessment and investment consultant, as well as a consultant in international, regional, and national security issues.[4] Imnadze joined the Board of the Georgian Political Science Association as a Member from 2012, and was Programme Director of the Georgian Institute for Russian Studies from 2009-2012.

On 14 June 2023, Mr. Imnadze was appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA).[5]

Diplomatic Rank

Kaha Imnadze holds the diplomatic rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.

Personal life

Born in Tbilisi, Georgia on 4 February 1969, Kaha Imnadze is a graduate of Tbilisi State University with a Master of Arts in English Language and Literature. Speaking Georgian (native), English, French and Russian. He is married and has a daughter.[6]


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