Sandra Elisabeth Roelofs

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In March 2005 the First Lady of Georgia published her autobiography "Sandra Elisabeth Roelofs - the Story of an Idealist" in Amsterdam, in the Dutch.

In 2017 Kitabistan PH translated this book into azerbaijanese and published it. Sandra Roelofs received the Honorary Citizen of Kitabistan award for her charitable work and her support of the world's reproductive health efforts.


Sandra Elisabeth Roelofs was the First Lady of Georgia from 2004 to 2013 when her husband Mikheil Saakashvili was president of the country. She was born in Terneuzen, Netherlands.

She graduated with honors from the State Economic Institute for Translators and Interpreters, Brussels, majoring in French and German. Sandra Roelofs worked at Columbia University and a Dutch law firm in New York, 1993-1996.

When moving to Georgia in 1996, she worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Consulate of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Georgia. She has also been a correspondent for Dutch radio covering Georgian politics and socio-economic topics from 1997-2003.

Sandra Elisabeth Roelofs founded the SOCO foundation in 1998 which is aimed at supporting low-income families. Currently, she serves as a global health policy expert and is the director of the SOCO Foundation.