Ambassador Kutelia is the Vice President of the Atlantic Council of Georgia and the Next Generation Leader fellow at the McCain Institute for International Leadership. He served as the Deputy Secretary of the National Security Council of Georgia, since January 2011 till November 2013. From 2008 until 2011 he was the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States of America, Canada and Mexico.
In his recent job as the Deputy National Security Adviser, Batu Kutelia was responsible for developing and implementing Whole-of-the-Government approach for the National Security Review process.
In his previous capacities he also served in different diplomatic, political-military and security positions since 1997 and being a member of several major negotiation teams. Prior to his public service, Mr Kutelia studied physics and holds a PhD in physics. However, he also holds a Master in Public Administration.