Eteri Kvintradze graduated from Tbilisi State University with a diploma in international economic relations in 1996. She has M.A. in development economics from Williams College and Ph.D. in economics from Georgetown University. She received Edmund S. Muskie fellowship for both graduate programs.
Eteri was actively engaged in ISET's establishment in 2006 and maintained an informal advisory role with ISET until her appointment in the governing board in 2010. At different points of her career Eteri served as Deputy Minister of Finance for Georgia, Advisor to the Executive Director of the World Bank, and worked on International Monetary Fund's assistance programs in Mozambique, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Currently, Eteri is Resident Representative of the International Monetary Fund in Sri Lanka and Maldives, following her posting in Bangladesh.