Ms. Magda Magradze
Chief Executive Officer at Millennium Foundation
Since September 2013, Magda Magradze works in the position of Chief Executive Officer of Millennium Challenge Account-Georgia managing the implementation of $140 million Georgia Compact of the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation.
During 2008-2013, Magda Magradze worked as the Caucasus Region Manager of the Academic Fellowship Program of Open Society Foundations Higher Education Support Program. Prior to that Magda managed and coordinated U.S. government-funded educational, exchange, and cultural programs at the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section in Tbilisi, Georgia for over nine years. Magda was awarded numerous U.S. government awards, among those the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service National of the Year Award for outstanding work in promoting Embassy Tbilisi’s International Visitor Program and expanding the Embassy’s various cultural events programs, which have led to better relationships with Georgian political figures and educators and positive changes in Georgian anti-terrorism and educational reform legislation.
Magda holds an ABD (All But Dissertation) and a master’s degree equivalent in jurisprudence from the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University and a master’s degree in management of foreign economic relations (MBA equivalent) from the Tbilisi State University of Economic Relations. She studied in Denmark, Germany (Saarbrucken University) and the U.S. Magda is an alumna of the U.S. Department of State-funded Future Leaders Exchange Program (1994-1995) and the U.S. Department of Commerce-funded SABIT program (1998). Magda speaks English, Russian, and German languages in addition to her native language Georgian.