Ms. Tkemaladze holds Master in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, LL.M. in International Business Law from Central European University (Budapest, Hungary) and a Diploma in Law from Tbilisi State University. She is a Massachusetts accredited mediator and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb). She is an assistant professor at New Vision University where she teaches International Commercial Arbitration, International Sales Law and Mediation. She is an independent practitioner (mediator, arbitrator, adjudicator, dispute systems designer) and a consultant advising international organizations (UNDP, ADB, USAID, GIZ) as well as Georgian public agencies and professional associations on various aspects of dispute resolution system and policy. Sophie is a chairperson of the Georgian Association of Arbitrators, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), member of the Arbitration Council of Georgian International Arbitration Chamber (GIAC), accredited mediator at Tbilisi City Court, an accredited mediator in the state of Massachussets, US, an ILO certified mediator and a listed arbitrator and mediator at Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA).