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 both the Nomination Committee and the Remuneration Committee. Mr Gilauri serves as Chairman of the JSC GHG Supervisory Board and as a member of its Nomination and Remuneration Committees. He is also Chairman of the Supervisory Board of JSC Evex.
Skills and experience: Mr Gilauri has also been Chief Executive Officer of BGEO Group PLC since 2011, and was appointed Chairman of Bank of Georgia in September 2015 having previously served as Chief Executive Officer of the Bank since May 2006, and he also serves as CEO of JSC BGEO Group and is Chairman or CEO of various subsidiaries, and their Supervisory Boards, of the BGEO Group. He is an executive director of BGEO Group PLC. Ahead of the proposed demerger of BGEO Group PLC, Mr Gilauri has also been appointed as CEO and Chairman of Georgia Capital plc. 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.
Education: Mr Gilauri received his undergraduate degree in Business Studies, Economics and Finance from the University of Limerick, Ireland, in 1998. He waslater awarded the Chevening Scholarship, granted by the British Council, to studyat the Cass Business School of City University, London, where he obtained hisMSc in Banking and International Finance.