Irakli Gilauri

Founder and Chairman

Irakli Gilauri has served as the CEO of Bank of Georgia since May 2006, having previously served as Chief Financial Officer since September 2004.

Before his employment with Bank of Georgia, Irakli was a banker at EBRD's Tbilisi and London offices for five years, where he worked on transactions involving debt and private equity investments in Georgian companies.

Irakli received his undergraduate degree in Business Studies, Economics and Finance from the University of Limerick. He was later awarded the Chevening Scholarship, granted by the British Council, to study at the Cass Business School of City University, where he obtained his Master of Science Degree in Banking and International Finance.

Ketevan Kinkladze

Founder and Board Member

Ketevan (Kety) Kinkladze holds position of Finance Manager Caucasus at Wrigley, a Subsidiary of Mars Incorporated from 2011. Before her employment with Wrigley, Kety was CEO of not-for-profit organization Knowledge Fund, established to support education and science in Georgia.

In 2008-2009, Kety served as CFO at Free University of Tbilisi. Prior to that she served as Head of Financial Department at Georgian Oil and Gas Cooperation.

Kety has held the positions of Advisor to the State Minister on Financial Issues at the Office of State Minister on Reforms Coordination and of Senior Business consultant at CERMA (Center of Enterprise

Nika Gilauri

Board Member

Nika Gilauri is the head of Bank of Georgia Turkey’s office and in parallel he is a senior advisor for McKinsey & Company. Nika Gilauri served as Prime Minister of Georgia from February 2009 – June 2012. He had served as Minster for Energy (2004-2007) and Minister for Finance (2007-2009) and First Vice Prime Minister in the Cabinet of Georgia (2008-2009).

Before joining the government Nika worked for international management contractors in Georgian energy sector (ESBI and Iberdrola) as Financial Controller.

He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Limerick and an MBA from Temple University, Philadelphia.

Vano Sturua

Board Member

Vano Sturua, Founder and Board Member of LTD VD CAPITAL. From 1999 through 2004 Vano served as Commissioner at National Securities Commission of Georgia.

In 2000-2001 he was Head of Department at State Chancellery of Georgia. Vano received his undergraduate degree in International Business from the Schiller International University, where he was transferred from University of Limerick (1994-1996).

Vano holds master degree in International Business from Georgian Technical University.

Ekaterine Duchidze

Executive Director

Eka Duchidze joined Bank of Georgia in 2005 as Supervisory Board Coordinator.

Later, she was promoted to Director of SOLO Lifestyle and Executive Assistant to CEO. Before her employment with Bank of Georgia, in 1998-2005, Eka was Program Assistant at the World Bank Tbilisi Representative Office and Washington HQ.

Eka holds Master’s degree in Economics from Institute of Trade and Economics and Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Tbilisi State University.