ირაკლი ღარიბაშვილი (დ. 28 ივნისი, 1982, თბილისი) — საქართველოს პრემიერ-მინისტრი 2013 წლის 20 ნოემბრიდან.
დაამთავრა ივანე ჯავახიშვილის სახელობის თბილისის სახელმწიფო უნივერსიტეტის საერთაშორისო ურთიერთობათა ფაკულტეტი. შემდეგ სწავლა პარიზში, სორბონის უნივერსიტეტში გააგრძელა. საქართველოში „ვარდების რევოლუციის“ შემდეგ, 2004 წლის გაზაფხულზე დაბრუნდა და მუშაობა საქველმოქმედო ფონდ „ქართუში“ ლოჯისტიკის დეპარტამენტის მენეჯერის ასისტენტად დაიწყო. 2005 წელს ბიძინა ივანიშვილის თანაშემწე და „ქართუს“ პრეზიდენტი გახდა. დაარსების დღიდან იყო პარტია „ქართული ოცნება — დემოკრატიული საქართველოს“ საინიციატივო ჯგუფის წევრი, ხოლო 2013 წლის ნოემბრიდან - თავმჯდომარე 2013 წლის 20 ნოემბერს დაინიშნა საქართველოს პრემიერ-მინისტრად.
Irakli Garibashvili (Georgian: ირაკლი ღარიბაშვილი, also transliterated as Gharibashvili) (born June 28, 1982) is the Prime Minister of Georgia since 20 November 2013, and is a former business executive. Garibashvili entered politics with his long-time associate, the businessman Bidzina Ivanishvili, in October 2012. He served as Minister of Internal Affairs in the cabinet of Bidzina Ivanishvili from 2012 to 2013. Ivanishvili named Garibashvili as his successor as Prime Minister when he voluntarily stepped down in November 2013. At 31 years of age, he is the 2nd youngest state leader in the world after Kim Jong-un.
Born in Tbilisi, Irakli Garibashvili graduated from the Tbilisi State University (TSU) with a degree in International Relations in 2004. He also studied at the Pantheon-Sorbonne University from 2002 to 2004 and obtained a master's degree in International Relations from the TSU in 2005.
Since 2004, he has worked with the multi-billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili, becoming Director General of Ivanishvili's charity foundation Cartu in 2005, a member of the supervisory board of Ivanishvili's Cartu Bank in 2007 and director of the label Georgian Dream founded by Ivanishvili's pop-star son Bera in 2009.
Gharibashvili became involved in the politics of Georgia when Ivanishvili founded his political party Georgian Dream–Democratic Georgia in February 2012. He was included in the party list of MP candidates for the October 2012 parliamentary election.
- Minister of Internal Affairs
After Georgian Dream's victory in the 2012 parliamentary election, Garibashvili was appointed as Minister of Internal Affairs in the cabinet of Prime Minister Ivanishvili on October 25, 2012. From 2012 through 2013, the Interior Ministry arrested several high-ranking officials from the previous government, including the former ministers Bachana Akhalaia and Ivane Merabishvili.
On November 2, 2013, Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili, who had declared his intention to quit the government following the October 2013 presidential election, named Garibashvili as his successor. He and his cabinet won in a vote of 93-19 in the Parliament of Georgia on 20 November 2013. Garibashvili thus occupied the most powerful political office in the country as the constitution amendments had transferred power from the president to the prime minister and the government.
At heated parliamentary debates with the United National Movement minority during the vote, Garibashvili promised economic improvement and stressed that Georgia's EU and NATO aspiration would remain his foreign priorities. On 24 November 2013, he was elected chairman of the Georgian Dream–Democratic Georgia party, succeeding Ivanishvili.