Kakha Gogolashvili has academic degrees in economics, journalism and international relations. His professional background includes: more than 20 years working in academic and scientific institutions as researcher and lecturer in the field of European Integration, International relations, Economics, Conflicts Resolution; 11 years in the Foreign Service, on high diplomatic positions – Acting Head of Mission to the EU, Director of Department for Relations with the EU. He holds a highest diplomatic rank. During last 12 years he was actively advising Georgian Government on European Integration related policies through number of international projects. He is author of a considerable number of scientific and analytical articles and policy papers on EU-Georgia relations, editor of number of books dedicated to the European Integration and Peacebuilding. He has been twice elected to the Steering Committee of the EaP Civil Society Forum.