Simone ZUCCARELLI

Simone ZUCCARELLI

Executive Vice President (Acting President)
Emir ABBAS GÜRBÜZ

Emir ABBAS GÜRBÜZ

Secretary General
Rati BAKHTADZE

Rati BAKHTADZE

VP Public Diplomacy
Juxhina SOTIRI GJONI

Juxhina SOTIRI GJONI

VP Communications

Simone ZUCCARELLI
Executive Vice President – Acting President

Simone Zuccarelli holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations. He is National Coordinator and Research Fellow for the Italian Atlantic Committee, President of YATA Italy, Acting President of YATA International,  and he collaborates with some media outlets. His research interests are mainly focused on the United States Foreign Policy, geopolitical and security issues in the MENA region, international relations theory and transatlantic relations.


Emir ABBAS GÜRBÜZ
Secretary General

Emir Abbas Gürbüz graduated from Law School of Bahcesehir University. He is currently having his masters study in Turkish National Defense University of Law of Armed Conflict. He is the chairman of YATA Turkey since May 2017. He is the manager of his own law firm based in İstanbul. Emir speaks English and German in addition to native Turkish.


Rati BAKHTADZE
VP Public Diplomacy

Rati Bakhtadze graduated from Tbilisi State University in 2013 with a degree in Law (field of International law) and 2015 – Master at International Law. He attended numerous assemblies, forums, and round-tables in Canada, Estonia, Belgium, Norway, Portugal, and other countries. Rati joined YATA Georgia in 2013, 2014-2018 he was executive director.

In 2013-2015 he was working as a legal analyst at NGO “Georgian’s Reforms Associates”, 2015-2018 as Chief specialist at Ombudsman’s office. Currently, he is a PhD candidate in International Law and Secretary General of YATA Georgia.

Rati speaks English and Russian in addition to native Georgian.


Juxhina SOTIRI GJONI
VP Communications

Graduated from the State University of Tirana with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a profile in Politics and Government. Also based on an Excellence Scholarship from the European University of Tirana I was graduated with a BA in International Relations. I got a Master of Science in Strategic Studies from the EUT and a Master of Science in International Law. I have worked at the European University of Tirana as a Professor Assistant at the Department of International Relations, Faculty of Applied Social Science. I have been part of the Youth Atlantic Treaty Association of Albania since 2010 as a student and working closely with the ATA of Albania since 2012. From five years I have been in charge as the Director of the Department of Human Resources at the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Albania.