Irina Guruli joined EPRC in 2011. She has 15 year experience in working for non-governmental organizations, and implementing projects financed by international donor organizations. At EPRC she is a deputy director and also responsible for the research component of the organization. Irina is actively engaged in conducting research in the directions of economic policy, private sector development, SME policy, regulatory impact assessment, she has profound experience on working on the issues of EU Association Agreement and DCFTA. Prior to joining EPRC she worked at CNFA Georgia at Millennium Challenge funded project. Irina also works as a visiting lecturer at Ilia State University. She delivers courses on entrepreneurship and international business. She is a graduate of Jonkoping International Business School in Sweden and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration. Currently she pursues her PhD studies in Business Administration at Ilia State University Georgia. Irina is an alumnus of US State department financed Future Leaders Exchange Program and has acquired her high school diploma in Virginia, U.S.