About.

Elva is a non-profit organization with offices registered in The Hague, The Netherlands and Tbilisi, Georgia. Founded in 2013, we aim to provide products and services that bridge the gaps between citizens and decision makers worldwide.

Meet the team

Elva is built by a team of digital humanitarians from all corners of the globe, joint by a community of open source volunteers. Interested in helping us grow Elva's impact worldwide? Please get in touch
  • Jonne Catshoek

    Director

    Jonne leads the development of Elva. He has extensive experience conducting research and field work for conflict transformation and democracy support organisations in Africa, Western Europe and the Caucasus.

  • Lasha Tavartkiladze

    Lead Developer

    Lasha is a minimalism fanatic. A designer who loves programming and a programmer who loves design. He's an active open source contributor and drinks insurmountable amount of Americano.

  • Maiko Palashvili

    Operations manager

    Maiko makes herself invaluable on a daily basis as Operations Manager at Elva's office in Tbilisi, Georgia. Before joining Elva, she worked at British American Tobacco and TBC Bank. Maiko holds a Masters degree in International Relations from the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs.

  • Mark van Embden Andres

    Partnerships Director

    Mark is in charge of finding new and effective ways to apply Elva worldwide. He has several years of experience in working on development, democratization, conflict transformation and humanitarian relief. Mark is a graduate of the London School of Economics.

  • Mariam Sumbadze

    Project Manager

    Mariam helps manage a range of projects for organizations like UNDP Georgia and the US Embassy in Tbilisi. Before joining Elva, Mariam worked with the Georgian Innovations and Technology Agency. Mariam holds a Bachelors in International Relations from Tbilisi State University.

  • Natalia Okroshiashvili

    Sales and Customer Support Manager

    Natalia supports Traktor's growth, helping to provide small and medium-sized farmers with better access to better goods and services. Natalia holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Agriculture of Georgia.

  • Nino Keshelava

    Senior Project Manager

    Nino manages projects for various of Elva's clients in Georgia, focusing on agricultural development. She is closely involved in the development of Traktor, a mobile platform for farmers that was released by Elva in February 2017. Before joining Elva, Nino was a project manager with CARE International.

  • Nino Nanitashvili

    Country Director - Georgia

    Nino joined Elva in 2014 to manage Peace Park. A co-founder of the first ever Google Developer Group in Georgia, she is a leading member of Georgia's tech community. She graduated from Tbilisi State University, with an exchange to the University of Groningen in The Netherlands. Nino oversees all of Elva's work in the South Caucasus.

  • Vakho Shotashvili

    Full Stack Developer

    Among many other things, Vakho leads the developed Traktor's mobile app (Android). He brings over 10 years of experience in mobile and web development to the team.