Giorgi Gigauri joined the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in 2004. As Chief of Mission for IOM Iraq, since October 2021, he is also the Coordinator of the United Nations Network on Migration and Co-Chair of the UN Durable Solutions Taskforce.

Prior to his current appointment Mr. Gigauri, a Georgian national, was IOM Chief of Mission in Bangladesh, where he was the UN Co-Coordinator of the Rohingya Refugee Operation and co-led the points of entry pillar of the UN COVID-19 health emergency response. He has also served as the Chief of Mission in Papua New Guinea, working on community stabilization, peacebuilding, and humanitarian emergencies, including the 2015 drought crisis.

Mr. Gigauri has held various positions in the Asia-Pacific region and in Eastern Europe, focusing on humanitarian assistance, protection, and sustainable development. He holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Oxford and speaks three languages.