Our Governance

Senior Managers

Nick Gamkrelidze

Chief Executive Officer

Nikoloz Gamkrelidze was appointed as Chief Executive Officer on 28 August 2015 and was elected by shareholders at the 2016 AGM and re-elected at the 2017 and 2018 AGMs. He also serves as CEO to JSC GHG and JSC Evex, Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of JSC Evex, and Chairman of the Supervisory Boards of JSC Imedi L and JSC GEPHA.

Skills and experience: Mr Gamkrelidze was Deputy CEO Finance of BGEO Group PLC from October 2012 to December 2014, and CEO of Insurance Company Aldagi (which included the predecessor companies of GHG Group) from 2007 to 2012. Previously Mr Gamkrelidze served as CEO of My Family Clinic from October 2005 to October 2007. Mr Gamkrelidze was a consultant at the Primary Healthcare Development Project (a World Bank Project) and worked on the development of pharmaceutical policy and regulation in Georgia. Before joining the Primary Healthcare Development Project, he was the Head of the Personal Risks Insurance Department at BCI Insurance Company from 2002 to 2003. Mr Gamkrelidze started his career at the Georgian State Medical Insurance Company in 1998, where he worked for two years. Before joining the Primary Healthcare Development Project, he was the Head of the Personal Risks Insurance Department at BCI Insurance Company from 2002 to 2003.

Education: Mr Gamkrelidze graduated from the Tbilisi State Medical University with distinctions, and holds an MA in International Healthcare Management from the Imperial College Business School.

Irakli Gogia

Deputy CEO – Finance and Operations

Irakli Gogia was appointed Chief Financial Officer on 27 March 2017 and continues his role as Chief Operating Officer of the Group since July 2014. Prior to his appointment as CFO, Mr Gogia served as deputy chairman of the supervisory board of EVEX Medical Corporation and Insurance Company Imedi L, positions he held since July 2014. He has ten years of experience in the financial industry. From 2009 to 2014, Mr Gogia was Deputy CEO of Insurance Company Aldagi and was responsible for finance, operations, actuarial activities, underwriting personal insurance, IT and operational risks. Prior to joining Insurance Company Aldagi, Mr Gogia was Chief Financial Officer of Liberty Consumer. Prior to this, he was a senior auditor at Ernst & Young and Deloitte. Mr Gogia holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the European School of Management in Tbilisi. He was awarded the Order of Honour by the President of Georgia and received an award for academic excellence from the Minister for Education of the United Kingdom.

Davit Vakhtangishvili

Deputy CEO – Risks & IT

David Vakhtangishvili was appointed as Deputy CEO, Risks & IT on 27 March 2017. Prior to this he served as Chief Financial Officer of the Group. Prior to joining the Group, Mr Vakhtangishvili was Chief Financial Officer for Bank of Georgia, a position he held since January 2007. Prior to joining Bank of Georgia, Mr Vakhtangishvili worked in global international audit and advisory firms for nine years, including five years at Andersen and four years at Ernst & Young, being in charge of the country’s assurance and advisory services of both firms. Mr Vakhtangishvili has a BBA diploma issued by the Free University Business School.

Giorgi Mindiashvili

Chief Operating Officer, Hospitals

Giorgi Mindiashvili, is in charge of Hospitals business since January 2019. Prior to this role, since 29 March 2015, he served as Deputy CEO, Head of Commercial of the Group’s hospitals’ business. Before that, Mr Mindiashvili was CEO of EVEX Medical Corporation (GHG’s healthcare services business) from April 2013 and a member of the supervisory board of EVEX Medical Corporation from 2010. In 2012, he also served as executive director of Imedi L. Prior to this, he was CFO of Insurance Company Aldagi from 2009 and a member of the supervisory board of My Family Clinic. He started his career in 2003 in the finance department of Insurance Company BCI. Mr Mindiashvili graduated from Tbilisi Technical University and the European School of Management, specialising in the fields of financial mathematics, management systems, financial management and corporate finance.

Giorgi Gordadze

Chief Operating Officer, Clinics

Giorgi Gordadze is in charge of Clinics business, community clinics and polyclinics (outpatient clinics), since January 2019. Mr Gordadze joined the Group in May 2017 as Head of Polyclinic business. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the pharmaceuticals business and before joining the Group held various managerial positions at JSC GPC, the third largest pharmaceuticals retailer and wholesaler before it was acquired by GHG in May 2016. Prior to joining the Group, Mr Gordadze was the Commercial Director at GPC. Mr Gordadze graduated from the Faculty of Economics at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. He holds a MBA from CERMA business school.

Givi Giorgadze

Chief Operating Officer, Medical Insurance

Givi Giorgadze is in charge of Medical Insurance business since July 2016. Prior to joining GHG, Mr Giorgadze worked as a Business Analyst at the Secretariat to the Georgia Investors Council. Prior to this role, Mr Giorgadze served at Bank of Georgia for seven years, as a Deputy Head of Investment Management from 2013 to 2015, as a Deputy Global Head of Asset and Wealth Management from 2011 to 2013 and as a Head of Private Banking from 2008 to 2011. He joined Bank of Georgia from the energy sector, where he served as a Head of Customer Service. Mr Giorgadze also worked at Insurance Company BCI as a Head of Sales Office and later as a Director of Corporate Sales. Mr Giorgadze holds an MSc in Finance and Investment from CASS Business School.

Gregory (“Gia”) Khurtsidze

Deputy CEO – Clinical

Gregory Khurtsidze was appointed as Deputy CEO, Clinical in February 2016. He has over 20 years of experience in leading healthcare institutions in the US. He has extensive experience in clinical practice, as well as knowledge and understanding of the Georgian healthcare system. Prior to joining the Group, Dr Khurtsidze worked as director of the National Centre of Internal Medicine at New Hospital in Tbilisi, Georgia. Before returning to Georgia, Dr Khurtsidze worked as a physician and held clinical and administrative roles at various leading healthcare institutions in the US including St. John Hospital, North West Kaiser Permanente Division in Longview, Washington and Huron Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio. Dr Khurtsidze completed his MD in General Medicine in 1995 from Tbilisi State University, and is trained in internal medicine and as a hospitalist. Dr Khurtsidze is also licenced in Washington, Oregon and Kentucky, USA.

Enrico Beridze

Head of Business Development and Strategic Marketing

Enrico Beridze serves as Head of Business Development and Strategic Marketing since January 2019. Mr Beridze joined the Group in January 2017 as CEO of Group’s Pharmacy and Distribution business. Before joining GHG Mr Beridze was CEO of ABC Pharmacia for more than 15 years, leading it to become the fourth largest pharmaceutical retailer and wholesaler in Georgia. In 2009 as part of ABC he launched the pharmacy chain under the name of Pharmadepot and grew it to the highly successful brand it has become today. He founded ABC Pharmacia following his career as a representative agent for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company in Georgia and Azerbaijan, primarily focusing on the oncology business. Mr Beridze holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Moscow State University.

Mikheil Abramidze

Chief Operating Officer, Pharmacy and Distribution

Mikheil Abramidze is in charge of the Pharmacy and Distribution business (GEPHA) since January 2019. Mr Abramidze joined the Group in January 2017 as Head of Operations of GEPHA. Prior to this Dr Abramidze was COO of ABC Pharmacia for more than 15 years, having founded it with Enrico Beridze in 1999; under their leadership it became the fourth largest pharmaceutical retailer and wholesaler in Georgia. Prior to that, Dr Abramidze was a gastroenterologist at #1 Central Hospital. Dr Abramidze completed his MD in General Medicine in AIETY Highest Medical School.

Mikheil Dolidze

Chief Operating Officer, Diagnostics

Mikheil Dolidze is in charge of Group’s Diagnostics business, Mega Laboratory, since its launch in December 2018. Prior to this role, he was Head of the Commercial Department of Healthcare Services business since April 2017. Mr Dolidze joined the Group in February 2016 as a Director of the Group’s Traumatology Hospital. Mr Dolidze has more than 18 years of experience in the healthcare management and held various managerial positions. He was a director of various health institutions and hospitals, and led several international medical missions in Europe, Africa and Asia. Mr Dolidze served as a Deputy Minister of Health, Labour and Social Affairs of Georgia from 2010 to 2012. Mr Dolidze graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at Tbilisi State Medical University. Later, he became the certified medical doctor by completing residency programme in Gynaecology and fellowship in Reproductive Health. Mr Dolidze completed different international courses in Healthcare Management, International Health and Tropical Medicine.

Nino Kortua

Chief Legal Officer

Nino Kortua was appointed Chief Legal Officer on 29 April 2015. From 2007 to 2014, Ms Kortua was head of the legal division of Insurance Company Aldagi with responsibility for general legal compliance, contracts and disputes and represented the Company in court proceedings. Prior to joining Insurance Company Aldagi, she was head of the legal unit at Insurance Company BCI from December 2005. She started her career in insurance in 2000 with Insurance Company Nabati (which in 2004 was renamed Insurance Company Europace), which was later acquired by Insurance Company BCI. Ms Kortua also practised at the law firm Kordzadze & Svanidze Attorneys. Ms Kortua graduated from the Faculty of Law at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University with honours in 2001 she obtained her bar certificate in Georgia in 2006.

Nino Chichua

Chief Quality Officer

Nino Chichua serves as Chief Quality Officer since January 2019. Prior to this role, Mrs Chichua was Chief Marketing and Communications Officer since 29 April 2015. Prior to joining Georgia Healthcare Group Ms Chichua served as CEO at LEPL Public Service Hall. Prior to her appointment as CEO, she served as head of Marketing Department at the Ministry of Justice of Georgia. Ms Chichua also held various managerial positions at People’s Bank, TBC Bank and Insurance Company Aldagi. Nino Chichua is the author of a number of publications. Furthermore, she cooperates with various universities and runs academic activities. Ms Chichua holds an MBA from Tbilisi European School of Management and an EM degree in Marketing & Sales from ESADE Business School, Spain and SDA Bocconi School of Management, Italy.

Medea Chkhaidze

Chief HR Officer

Medea Chkhaidze was appointed Chief HR Officer on 29 April 2015. Prior to this role, Mrs Chkhaidze was Head of HR at Insurance Company Aldagi from 2009 to 2015 and before this, she was an independent HR consultant in the insurance field. From 2007 to 2008, Mrs Chkhaidze worked at Standard Bank as the Head of the Training and Development Unit. Between 2002 and 2007, she worked for the Georgian non-profit organisation, Foundation for the Development of Human Resources, as the leader of various projects and as the executive director of the organisation from 2001 to 2007. Mrs Chkhaidze holds a Master’s degree in social psychology and conflict management from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.

Manana Khurtsilava

Head of Internal Audit

Manana Khurtsilava was appointed Head of Internal Audit on 29 April 2015. She formerly held various managerial positions within the Bank of Georgia Group. Prior to this, Ms Khurtsilava was head of the internal audit department of Insurance Company Aldagi from August 2014. She previously served as the group information and corporate security project manager for Bank of Georgia. During her time at the Bank of Georgia time, she has held various senior positions including internal control officer, senior corporate banker and principal banker (from 2003 to 2014). Prior to joining Bank of Georgia, Ms Khurtsilava was a business consultant for the World Bank’s CERMA Project in Tbilisi (from 2002 to 2003) and served as a credit administrator in Bank Republic Société Générale Group, Tbilisi (from 2001 to 2002). She holds Masters and undergraduate degrees in economics, major in finance, banking and taxation, from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.

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