Giorgi Kldiashvili is a founding member and Director of the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI). He has over six years of experience working on good and open governance in Georgia and abroad. Giorgi Kldiashvili is an author of a number of publications related to freedom of information, anti-corruption policy and good governance, accountability and transparency, e-Governance and e-Democracy, open data, civil service and public administration reform, media and internet. In addition to his work in applied policy research with IDFI, as a historian by specialty he has academic credentials as a researcher, undertaking studies in American and Soviet Studies. He is professional archive researcher, and has been working in the history archives of Georgia and abroad for more than a decade. Giorgi holds graduate degrees in Contemporary History and worked as a professor of American Studies at the Institute of American Studies at Tbilisi State University. Giorgi Kldiashvili is co-chair of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Georgia’s Forum and co-chair of the Freedom of Information Working Group of the Anti-Corruption Council of Georgia, he is also the coordinator of the Democracy, Human Rights, Good Governance and Sustainability Working Group of the Georgian National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum. He is fluent in Russian and English languages.