UNDP Indonesia Deputy Resident Representative
Prior to her posting in Indonesia, Sophie was the Deputy Country Director in UNDP Nepal CO, a role she undertook in July 2014. Prior to that, Sophie was posted in Armenia in 2013 as the acting Deputy Resident Representative. Sophiefirst joined UNDP in 2007 leading the Economic Development Portfolio in Georgia and in 2008 became UNDP Assistant Resident Representative in Georgia.
Before joining UNDP, Sophie has managed large-scale development projects with USAID, DFID and EU, and served as senior advisor to the Ministers of Agriculture and Finance via the development sector. She was a member of the Advisory Board of the Community Development Initiatives of the British Petroleum Exploration. She started her career in development in 1998.
A Georgian citizen, Sophie Kemkhadze holds a Master’s degree in Economics and Policy from Warwick University (2003), and PhD in Mathematics from Georgian Academy of Sciences (1998). She received her undergraduate degree in Mechanics and Mathematics from Tbilisi State University. She also holds a diploma in Psychology.