Irakli Gilauri was appointed Non-Executive Chairman on 4 September 2015 and was elected by shareholders at the 2016 AGM and re-elected by shareholders at the 2017 AGM. He also serves as a member of the Nomination Committee. Mr Gilauri serves as Chairman of the JSC GHG Supervisory Board and as a member of its Nomination Committee. He is also Chairman of the Supervisory Board of JSC Evex.
Skills and Experience: Mr Gilauri was Chief Executive Officer of BGEO Group PLC from 2011 to May 2018, and was appointed Chairman of Bank of Georgia in September 2015 having previously served as Chief Executive Officer of the Bank since May 2006. Mr Gilauri joined Bank of Georgia as Chief Financial Officer in 2004. Before his employment with Bank of Georgia, Mr Gilauri was a banker at the EBRD’s Tbilisi and London offices for five years. He currently serves as CEO and on the Supervisory Board of JSC Georgia Capital Group. Mr Gilauri is also an Executive Director, as CEO and Chairman, of Georgia Capital plc.
Education: 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 the Cass Business School of City University, London, where he obtained his MSc in Banking and International Finance.