Irakli Gilauri was appointed as an executive Director of BGEO on 24 October 2011 and has been re-elected by shareholders at each AGM thereafter.
Mr. Gilauri has served as CEO of BGEO since his appointment in 2011, and was appointed as a Chairman of the Bank in September 2015, having previously served as a CEO of the Bank since May 2006.
Mr. Gilauri also serves as a CEO of JSC BGEO Group, JSC BGEO Investment Group and JSC BG Financial Group. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Georgia Healthcare group PLC and Chairman of the Supervisory Board for the Following subsidiaries: JSC Georgia Healthcare, M2 Real Estate, Georgian Renewable Power Company and Teliani Valley. He is also a member of supervisory board of Georgia Global Utilities and Argon Group.
Before his employment with the Bank, Mr. Gilauri was a banker at the EBR’s Tbilisi and London offices for five years, where he worked on transactions involving debt and private equity investments in Georgian companies.
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.