Alexander Didbaridze received his diploma in electronic and control engineering from Moscow State Technological University in 1994. Upon graduating, he worked for nearly 11 years as an instrumentation and control (I&C) chief engineer for Gardabani Thermal Power Plant, a design and commissioning engineer for Enguri Dam Drain System, and an I&C engineer for Wood Group and Capital Turbines. From 2006 through 2011, he was the manager of the SCADA and emergency control system projects implemented by Georgian State Electrosystem (GSE). He has been involved in other projects linked to telecommunications systems and fiber-optic stringing on overhead lines. Since 2011, he has been the International Projects Technical Manager at GSE.