Former Minister of Finance of Georgia Nodar Khaduri passed away at the age of 49. Reportedly, his death was caused by heart problems.
He was a well-known Georgian academic and politician. He was Minister of Finance of Georgia from 25 October 2012 until November 2016.
Born in Tbilisi, Khaduri graduated from the Tbilisi State University with a degree in macroeconomics in 1996. From 1996 to 2004, he served in 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. He lectured in economics at the Tbilisi State University from 1999 until August 2012.