Irakli GilauriChairman & CEO
Formerly CEO of BGEO Group since 2011, joined as CFO of Bank of Georgia in 2004. Mr Gilauri was appointed Chairman of the Bank in September 2015, having previously served as CEO of the Bank since May 2006. Prior, he was EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) banker. Over the last decade, Irakli’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 wine. Holds an MS in banking from CASS Business School.
Avto NamicheishviliDeputy CEO
Formerly BGEO Group General Counsel. Joined as a General Counsel at the Bank in 2007, and has since played a key role in all of the Group’s equity and debt raises on the capital markets, and over 25 mergers and acquisitions. Prior, was a Partner at a leading Georgian law firm. Holds LLM in international business law from Central European University, Hungary.
Ekaterina ShavgulidzeChief Investment Officer
Formerly served as Head of Funding and Investor Relations in BGEO Group. Joined BGEO as a CEO of healthcare services business in 2011. Most recently Eka played a key role in the GHG IPO as a Group Head of IR. Prior, she was an Associate Finance Director at AstraZeneca, UK. Holds an MBA from Wharton Business School.
Formerly BGEO Group CFO. Joined BGEO as Head of Group’s Finance, Funding and Investor Relations in 2016. He has extensive international experience in banking, accounting and finance. Previously he was a senior manager in Ernst & Young LLP’s Greater New York City’s assurance practice. BBA from the European School of Management in Georgia. U.S. Certified Public Accountant.
Eka DuchidzeExecutive director
Formerly served as corporate secretary and investor relations coordinator in BGEO Group. Joined Bank of Georgia as Corporate Secretary in 2005. During the past years she has carried out number of crucial roles, including Executive Assistant to CEO and Head of Internal Branding. Recently, oversaw the development of SOLO Banking and SOLO Lifestyle. Prior, served eight years at the World Bank Group of which two years were at the World Bank HQ in Washington DC as a Programme Assistant at OPIC Department.
Utility & Renewable energy business, managed by GGU
Joined GGU in November 2016. Previously served as Deputy CEO, Corporate & Investment Banking at Bank of Georgia (BOG), prior to that he served as BGEO Group CFO and Deputy CEO Investment management at BOG. Archil joined Bank of Georgia in October 2009 as Deputy CEO Corporate Banking. Holds MBA degree from Cornell University and also is a CFA charterholder
Joined GGU in April 2015. Previously held different managerial positions at BGEO Group’s companies; before joining GGU, Giorgi served as CEO of m2 Real Estate, the leading real estate development company in Georgia. Holds BBA degree from European School of Management (ESM)
Zurab GordezianiHead of Hydropower
Joined GGU in January 2015. Joined BGEO Group in 2013 to develop hydro projects. Before that, he was involved in the energy sector of Georgia for 14 years and was part of the team that developed current legislative framework for the energy sector in Georgia. He also served on executive positions in JSC Energo-Pro Georgia, Georgian Electrosystem and Ministry of Energy. Holds degrees in Law and Economics from Tbilisi State University.
Giorgi BezhuashviliHead of Wind and Solar Power
Joined GGU in July 2016. Previously held executive positions at several leading local companies, among them serving as General Director at Georgian Energy Development Fund. Before joining GGU, Giorgi served at GRPC as Deputy CEO, wind and solar. Holds a master’s degree from Paris-Sud University in Economics, Technology and Territories
Eter IremadzeHead of Strategic Projects
Joined GGU in February 2017. Joined BGEO Group in 2006 and held numerous executive positions at Bank of Georgia; among those are head of SOLO (Premium Banking) department and head of Blue Chip Corporate Banking Unit covering structured lending, M&As, significant buyouts in Georgia, and project financing. Overall, Eter has 18 years of experience in banking. Holds Dual MBA degree from Grenoble Graduate School of Business & Caucasus University
Jaba MamulashviliChief Legal Officer
Joined GGU in February 2016. Before joining GGU he held a position of a partner at Begiashvili & Co. Limited, one of the leading Georgian law firms. Jaba specializes in commercial law and has a notable experience in equity investments, corporate and project financing, etc. Holds a master’s degree in International Business Law from University of Manchester
Tina SimonishviliHead of Investor Relations
Joined GGU in February 2016. Previously worked for BGEO Group companies for more than 6 years, namely as an associate in department of DCM at Galt & Taggart – leading investment bank in Georgia and as a principal corporate banker at Bank of Georgia. Holds BBA degree from Caucasus School of Business and MSc in International Management from King’s College London
P&C insurance business, managed by Aldagi
Joined as the Head of Corporate Clients Division of Aldagi in 2004. Before taking the leadership of our P&C insurance business in 2014, he served as Deputy CEO of Aldagi in charge of strategic management for corporate sales and corporate account management. Holds the Master Diploma in International Law.
Joined Aldagi in 2008 as a Financial Reporting Officer. Prior to becoming CFO in 2014, his career developed through the positions of the Head of Budgeting and Financial Controlling Division and the Financial Manager covering Budgeting and Financial Controlling field and supervising Financial accounting Division and Settlement Unit. Mr. Khakhutaishvili graduated Caucasus School of Business in 2009 with the bachelor degree in Finance and Accounting and in 2013 obtained diploma of Advanced Management Program for Senior Executives from Free University of Tbilisi.
Shota ChachkhunashviliDirector of Strategic Development Department
Mr. Chachkhunashvili joined Aldagi as director of strategic development department. He has more than 12 years of work experience in public sector in strategic management. Mr. Chachkhunashvili received Bachelor’s Degree in Physics and Informatics from Tbilisi State University, and Master’s degree in Business Administration from the European School of Management in Georgia. In 2010 he studied at Project Management Academy of a Business School at George Washington University and majored in Project Management.
Guram MirzashviliDirector of Underwriting, Reinsurance and Actuarial Research
Mr. Mirzashvili graduated Moscow State University faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics with first- class honours degree in 1973. He has a PHD in mathematics. Guram is the founder and the first president of the Association of Actuaries and Financial Analysts in Georgia. Mr. Mirzashvili has 18 years of working experience in Insurance Industry. Joined Aldagi in 1999, as Life Insurance Manager. In May 2001, Guram was appointed as Director of Underwriting and Reinsurance Department. During 2007-2014, he held the position of Chief Actuary / Director of Department of Actuarial Research and Controlling. Director of Underwriting, Reinsurance and Actuarial Research since August, 2014.
Tamar ChkaduaDirector of Retail Sales Department
Ms. Chkadua has 10 years of work experience in the insurance field. In 2006 she started working in the insurance company Aldagi at Legal Division as Intern. In 2006-2008 her career developed through the positions of Assistant, Junior Account Manager, Account Manager, Senior Account Manager and head of Sector at Corporate Sales Department. Since 2009 Ms. Chkadua was Head of NGO and SME Corporate Insurance Division. RSD director since August, 2014. Ms. Chkadua graduated from Tbilisi State University in 2006 and holds Master degree in law.
Vakhtang EbitashviliDirector of Property Claims Management and Subrogation Department
Mr. Ebitashvili 10 year’s employment history in Insurance industry started in 2006 with joining JSC Insurance Company Aldagi as a Property Claims Manager; in 2007 he was promoted on the position of the Head of Property Claims Management and Subrogation Division. Director of Property Claims Management and Subrogation Department since August, 2014. Mr. Ebitashvili holds the degree from Georgian State Security Academy, specializing in Law. In 2013 he graduated Advanced Management Program for Senior Executives from Free University of Tbilisi.
David EjibiaDirector of Corporate Sales Department
Mr. Ejibia has 15 years working experience in the Insurance industry. In 2001 he started his career at Insurance Company Aldagi as a Client Relations Manager; in 2003-2007 his career developed through the positions of Sales manager and Senior Corporate Account Manager at Corporate Sales Department. CSD director since August, 2014. Mr. Ejibia graduated Tbilisi State University in 1997. Mr. Ejibia holds Bachelor degree in Production Economics and Management. Also, he obtained Bachelor degree in Marketing and Management from Moscow State University.
Teona KvitsianiDirector of Legal Department
Mrs. Kvitsiani has 11 years of work experience as a lawyer in various fields, including 7 years of work experience in the insurance field. In 2009 she joined to Aldagi team as a lawyer. In August 2014 she was appointed on the position of the head of Legal Division. In 2015 Mrs. Kvitsiani became a Director of Legal Department of Insurance company Aldagi, which consists of legal, AML and InfoSec divisions. Mrs. Kvitsiani received Magister degree in Law from Tbilisi State University in 2004.
Housing development, hospitality & commercial real estate business, managed by m2 real estate
With JSC m² Real Estate since 2011, having previously served as Deputy CEO, COO and CFO of JSC Bank of Georgia from 2006. Immediately prior to joining Bank of Georgia Irakli was the CFO of GMT Group. Received a graduate degree in International Economics and International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington D.C.
Shota BerekashviliHead of Construction Management
Joined JSC m² Real Estate in 2017. Before joining m² from 2009 to 2017 Shota was the founder and the CEO of “BK Capital” construction company. From 2003 to 2009 worked in Moscow as CFO of “BK Capital”. From 1999 to 2003 worked in investment banking sector in NY and London. In 1999 Shota graduated from Columbia University NY with Bachelor’s degree in Science and in 2002 Shota graduated from Cass Business School London with Master’s Degree in Corporate Finance and Risk Management.
With the JSC m² Real Estate since 2017. Joined as Deputy CEO in charge of Finance and Operations. Before joining m² he was the head of financial planning, reporting and business control section at one of the leading telecommunications company of Georgia – Geocell. Holds an undergraduate degree in business administration from Free University of Tbilisi before earning CFA charter in 2016.
Shorena DarchiashviliHead of Sales and Marketing
Joined the JSC m² Real Estate in 2013. From 2010 to 2013, she served as the Head of Internal Brand Management Unit of JSC Bank of Georgia. She had worked in S&M departments at various real estate developers. Received her graduate degree in marketing and international business at the BA Mosbach, Germany and the Bachelor’s degree at European School of Management.
Beverages business, managed by Teliani
Shota KobeliaHead of Wine
Having previously worked at Pernod Ricard in the USA and Eastern Europe, joined Teliani to build up Ukrainian distribution in 2009. In 2010, became CEO for Teliani Valley and developed it from a small and loss-making winery into a major beverage group with own distribution channels on the main markets. Holds MS in Sales & Marketing from Bordeaux Business School.
With Teliani since 2017. Prior to joining Teliani Valley Giorgi held CFO position in Khareba Group. Holds MBA from Central European University Business School
Shota MiloravaHead of Sales & Distribution
At Teliani since 2005. More than ten years of extensive work experience in sales and distribution. Joined as Sales Manager at Teliani and later laid the foundation for Teliani distribution efforts and developed it into a leading beverage distribution business in Georgia. Prior, he worked as a Brand Manager at Borjomi (renowned Georgian mineral water), where he started his career as an Assistant Distributor. Holds a Master s Diploma in Philosophy.