Ekaterina Egutia is the Deputy Chairperson of the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia (“Sakpatenti”). Before joining Sakpatenti, she worked for several years as a Legal Consultant to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the European Union (EU) on a variety of projects, and later served as the Head of the Legal Department of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia.

Ekaterina Egutia studied at the Tbilisi State University in Georgia, the University of Helsinki and the Helsinki University of Applied Sciences in Finland. She also studied at the Lund University in Sweden. She earned a bachelor’s degree in international business administration from Helsinki University of Applied Sciences (Finland), a Master’s degree in EU business law from Lund University (Sweden), where she was a Georgian President’s Scholar. She also received a law degree from Tbilisi State University (Georgia). Ms. Egutia is admitted to the Georgian bar.