Lasha Dolidze

Lasha Dolidze who is the Chief Executive Officer of Picktek LLC, resides in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Coming from a strong engineering background, he is proficient in a number of technological platforms, including LAMP, Java/J2EE, Microsoft .NET and Apple Cocoa/iPhone. Combined with his educational background in economics and business, the skill-set provides him with valuable strategic vision and insight that has helped the company maintain a leading position in the market for more than 14 years.

As the founder of Picktek, Lasha plays a central role in identifying the technological trends in the industry and adjusting company strategy accordingly. Picktek has been created to be an open-source company, from the very beginning, and has stayed loyal to open- source movement, all along. Lasha is a contributor to numerous open-source projects, including Drupal. Lately, he has been helping the World Bank get more involved with Drupal and develop cutting-edge solutions using Drupal.



  • Editorial Board Member, July 2018 onwards, Academic journal BRAMS
  • Chief Technology Officer, June 2018 onwards, British and American Studies Institute at Grigol Robakidze University
  • Consultant, and Software Developer, 2016 onwards, The World Bank – Software Developer for The World Bank, using content-management system Drupal and other frameworks
  • Short-Term Consultant, 2009 to 2014, The World Bank – Developing high-quality, interactive, open and innovative web applications that help further establish the Bank as a knowledge leader. PHP, Drupal, JQuery, Ajax development
  • Consultant, 2008 to 2009, The World Bank – Working with the External Web Team of the World Bank to leverage the power of Drupal in the World Bank and provide innovative solutions for the fight against poverty
  • Founder, and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), 2005 onwards, Picktek LLC – 1. Provide strategic vision and architectural guidance across all projects; 2. Design and deliver scalable Web solutions using a variety of platforms; 3. Define and implement processes and procedures for effective team-work
  • Short-Term Consultant, 2003, The World Bank – Provided software engineering services for the Information Solutions Group of the World Bank. Java/J2EE development
  • Lead Developer, 2000 to 2003, Microfinance Bank of Georgia (MBG) – Lead developer of a software suite for a local commercial bank. Platform: Microsoft .Net Web Technologies, MS SQL Server
  • Chief Software Engineer, 1998 to 2000, GSS Ltd. – Lead developed of an accounting application – SuperFin (



B.S. in Economics cum laude, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (1999)



  • Programming: PHP, Drupal, Javascript/Ajax, CSS, jQuery, Java/J2EE, Groovy, Hibernate, Object-C, C/C++, XML, RDF, Web-Services, Microsoft .Net, UNIX Shell
  • Databases: MySQL, Oracle, MS SQL Server
  • Operating Systems: Android, iOS, Mac OS-X, Unix, Linux, MS Windows



  • Georgian
  • Russian
  • English
  • German