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Nodar Khaduri (Georgian: ნოდარ ხადური; 29 August 1970 – 10 September 2019)[1] was a Georgian academic and politician. He was Minister of Finance of Georgia 25 October 2012 until November 2016.

Nodar Khaduri
Minister of Finance
In office
25 October 2012 – 26 November 2016
Prime MinisterBidzina Ivanishvili
Irakli Garibashvili
Preceded byAleksandre Khetaguri
Succeeded byDimitri Kumsishvili
Personal details
Born29 August 1970 (1970-08-29)
Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union
(now Georgia)
Died10 September 2019 (2019-09-11) (aged 49)
Tbilisi, Georgia
Political partyGeorgian Dream
Alma materTbilisi State University

BiographyEdit

Born in Tbilisi, Khaduri graduated from the Tbilisi State University with a degree in macroeconomics in 1996. From 1996 to 2004, he served on various positions in Georgia's ministries of Economy and of Finance, including being Deputy Finance Minister and the ministry's parliamentary secretary (2003–2004). He then worked for the United Nations Development Programme as a national consultant from 2004 and 2008. Khaduri lectured in economics at the Tbilisi State University from 1999 until August 2012, when he accused the university's administration of dismissing him because of his affiliation with the newly established opposition Georgian Dream party led by the tycoon Bidzina Ivanishvili.[2] In October 2012, with the Georgian Dream's victory in the parliamentary election, Khaduri was elected to the Parliament of Georgia, but he was later appointed Minister of Finance in the cabinet of Bidzina Ivanishvili. He retained this position in the succeeding cabinet of Irakli Garibashvili, Ivanishvili's choice as his successor, in November 2013.[3]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Aleksandre Khetaguri
Minister of Finance
2012–2016
Succeeded by
Dimitri Kumsishvili