Irakli Gilauri was appointed as Chairman and Chief Executive of the Company on 24 February 2018. Irakli Gilauri also serves as a member of the Company’s Nomination and Investment Committees.
Mr Gilauri is a Non-Executive Director of Georgia Healthcare Group PLC and a member of the Supervisory Board of JSC Georgia Healthcare Group. He also sits on the Supervisory Board of JSC Georgia Capital. Mr Gilauri formerly served as the CEO of BGEO Group from 2011 to May 2018. He joined as CFO of Bank of Georgia in 2004 and was appointed as Chairman of the Bank in September 2015, having previously served as CEO of the Bank since May 2006. Mr Gilauri has up to 20 years of experience in banking, investment and finance. Prior, he was an EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) banker. Over the last decade, Mr Gilauri’s leadership has been instrumental in creating major players in a number of Georgian industries, including banking, healthcare, utilities and energy, real estate, insurance and beverages. Mr Gilauri received his undergraduate degree in Business Studies, Economics and Finance from the University of Limerick, Ireland, in 1998. He was later awarded the Chevening Scholarship, granted by the British Council, to study at Cass Business School of City University, London, where he obtained his MSc in Banking and International Finance.