Georgia Capital PLC (“Georgia Capital” or “the Group”) announces a new appointment to the Board of Directors (“the Board”) with immediate effect. Neil Janin has joined the Board as an independent non-executive director. Mr Janin has also been appointed as a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees and will join the Supervisory Board of JSC Georgia Capital.
Irakli Gilauri, Chairman and CEO of Georgia Capital, commented: “We are pleased to welcome Neil to our Board of Directors. Neil Janin has extensive experience of serving as a non-executive director of Georgian groups who are also listed on the London Stock Exchange. His career spans Europe, Asia and North America, across the retail, asset management and corporate banking industries, and all areas of organisational practice, including governance, culture, design, leadership, performance enhancement, change and transformation. Neil is bringing his considerable insight of international strategic and commercial practices, in addition to significant experience of governance and the Georgian investment climate, for the Group’s future development.”
Neil Janin has extensive experience as Non-Executive Director of Georgian groups that are also listed on the premium sector of the London Stock Exchange: he was Chair and Non-Executive Director of BGEO Group PLC from October 2011 until 21 May 2018 and of Bank of Georgia Group PLC from February 2018 until 10 March 2022, and he served as Non-Executive Director of Georgia Capital PLC’s (then listed) subsidiary Georgia Healthcare Group PLC from September 2015 until 30 April 2018. He serves as counsel to CEOs of both for-profit and non-profit organisations and continues to provide consulting services to McKinsey & Company. Mr Janin was a Director of McKinsey & Company, based in its Paris office, for over 27 years, from 1982 until his retirement. At McKinsey & Company, he conducted engagements in the retail, asset management and corporate banking sectors, and was actively involved in every aspect of organisational practice, including design, leadership, governance, performance enhancement and transformation. Before joining McKinsey & Company, Mr Janin worked for Chase Manhattan Bank (now JP Morgan Chase) in New York and Paris, and Procter & Gamble in Toronto. Mr Janin has practised in Europe, Asia and North America. He is also a Director of Neil Janin Limited, a company through which he provides his ongoing consulting services. Neil Janin holds an MBA from York University, Toronto, and a joint honours degree in Economics and Accounting from McGill University, Montreal.