Born in 1939, Gela Charkviani is a Georgian diplomat, educator, writer and television personality.
He was born into the family of Candide Charkviani, the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Georgia, and Tamar Jaoshvili, an ophthalmologist.
In 1957 he finished school in Moscow and continued to study architecture in the Georgian Technical Institute. In 1963 he graduated from Ilia Chavchavadze Institute of Foreign Languages. In 1970 he took a qualification course in Michigan University. In 1976-1994 he was the author and presenter of the programme Globus (The Globe) of the Georgian TV Company.
For many years he lectured in sociology and the English language in the Institute of Foreign Languages and Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi University. In 1992-2003 he was the President’s advisor on international issues, in 2005-2006 the President’s Aid and Press Secretary. In 2006-2009 he was the Georgian Ambassador to the United Kingdom.
In 2013 Artanuji Publishing published Gela Charkviani’s book Stalins Georgian Dimension and in 2016 a book of historical memoir genre Eleven Years by Shevy’s Side.