Managing partner of To Do Club Ltd, is legal expert and public procurement systems’ architect with 18 years experience in commercial law, business environment, and ICT development, including work for governmental, international and private organizations in Georgia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Rwanda, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Russia.
Tato has an in-depth working relationship with International Development Institutions: currently he is an International Expert of EBRD and UNCITRAL Initiative on Enhancing Public Procurement Regulation in CIS countries and Mongolia. As the Chairman of Competition and State Procurement Agency of Georgia was in charge of designing and carrying out a full scale e-procurement reform, resulted in introduction of Georgian Electronic Government Procurement (Ge-GP) system. Tato is co-author of the eProcurement reform Concept for Ukraine, which resulted in the creation of the innovative eProcurement system Prozorro. The same concept served as the basis of Moldovan eProcurement reform, resulted in creation of pilot eprocurement system MTender.
Tato was the first, founding Chairman of Dispute Resolution Board of Georgia and has resolved almost thousand disputes during his four years term.
Principal drafter of more than 100 legal acts/amendments including the laws: on Public Procurement, on Entrepreneurs, on Electronic Signatures and Electronic Document, on Public Registry, on Insolvency Proceedings, on Public Defender (Ombudsman), Civil Code of Georgia, Tax Code of Georgia, Administrative Code of Georgia, Code of Civil Procedures of Georgia, Code of Administrative Procedures of Georgia. Former Member of E-Governance Commission of Government of Georgia. Former Member of Anti-Corruption Inter-agency Council under Government of Georgia. Tato holds LL.M degree from the Lomonosov Moscow State University in the field of civil law. He has more than 10 publications in Georgia and abroad in the field of public procurement