David Nardaia has 20 years of professional experience in diplomacy and international security affairs. Since November 2018, he has been serving at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia as the Director of the NATO Integration Department until September 2020, when he was appointed as Deputy Head of Mission at the Mission of Georgia to NATO in Brussels, Belgium. In June 2020, the President of Georgia conferred upon him the diplomatic rank of Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary.
Before joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Nardaia served at the Ministry of Defense of Georgia for over 15 years. From 2002 to 2015, he held various positions at the Ministry of Defense, including Director of Defence Policy and Planning Department, Director of the International Relations and Euro-Atlantic Integration Department, Rector of the National Defense Academy, and Deputy Defense Minister. From 2015 to 2018, he served as Defense Advisor and Civilian Representative of the Ministry of Defense of Georgia at the Mission of Georgia to NATO in Brussels, Belgium.
David Nardaia holds Bachelor's (2002) and Master's (2004) degrees in History of Diplomacy and International Relations from Tbilisi State University, as well as a Master's degree in International Security Affairs from the National Defense University in the USA (2011). He is currently pursuing a Doctoral Degree in History at Tbilisi State University. In 2005-2006, he was a Fellow of the International Relations and National Security Program at the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (GFSIS). In 2006, he participated in the Black Sea Security Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University in the USA. In autumn 2007, he attended the International Staff Officers Orientation Course at the Netherlands Defense College, and in autumn 2013, he was a fellow at the Rumsfeld Fellowship Program.