Mamuka Tsereteli is the Executive Director of the America-Georgia Business Council and an Adjunct Professor at the School of International Service, American University. His research interests center on the theoretical and practical aspects of economic security, with a specific focus on political and economic developments in central Eurasia. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Institute of Economy and Forecast, Academy of Science of Russia, Moscow, an M.Sc. in Management from the University of Maryland University College, and an M.A. in Social and Economic Geography from the University of Tbilisi, Georgia. He previously served as Economic Counselor at the Embassy of Georgia in Washington.