The Investors Council Secretariat (ICS) is established and operates in accordance with the Decree No 829 of the Government of Georgia dated 20 April 2015 and the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Government of Georgia and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) dated 12 April 2015.
The Investors Council Secretariat coordinates the work of the Investors Council, facilitating the relationship between the government and the business community and providing expert economic and legal analysis and advice to support the work and deliberations of the Council. It also supports the meetings of the IC and its working groups.
The Investors Council Secretariat’s staff comprises:
- Head of the IC Secretariat;
- Legal Expert;
- Business Analyst;
- Gender Expert;
- Green Economy Transition Expert;
- Communications and Office Manager.
Head of Secretariat
Before joining the IC Secretariat, Giorgi worked on different high-level positions, both in the public and private sectors. He served as Chief Investment Officer at Wings & Freeman Capital; Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia; Head of Investment Department at JSC Partnership Fund; and held different positions at Corporate Banking Department of JSC Bank of Georgia.
Giorgi holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, specialization in Global Management from Grenoble Ecole de Management and Caucasus School of Business (Joint MBA Program); as well as Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in International Economic Relations from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.
George has more than 10 years of experience in legal practice, research and teaching. Prior to joining the IC Secretariat, George served as Commercial Law Adviser of USAID rule of law projects.
He teaches corporate law and governance at the Free University of Tbilisi.
George holds a PhD degree in law from the University of Bremen (Germany).
Communications and Office Manager
Tamar acquires 10 years of experience in Administration. Prior to joining the IC Secretariat, she served as a Consular and Administrative Assistant at the Embassy of Brazil in Tbilisi.
Tamar holds a Master's Degree in International Relations (Ilia State University) and a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations (Georgian Technical University).
Giorgi has extensive experience in the field of investments and business management. Before joining IC Secretariat Giorgi served as the Head of Investment Policy and Support Department at the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia. Also, Giorgi has experience working in a high-level positions in the business sector.
Giorgi holds a Master’s degree in International Business from Barcelona Business School and a Master’s degree in Business Law from Europa Institute, Saarland University.
Anna is a feminist lawyer, working on women's economic and social empowerment on grassroots, institutional and policy level.
Prior to joining the ICS team, Anna has been working as an independent consultant for various projects. She served as a Head of Gender Department at the Public Defender's (Ombudsman) Office of Georgia.
Anna holds the MSc in Gender, Development and Globalization from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
Green Economy Transition Expert
Otar has more than 10 years of professional experience in private sector and SME development, economic policy analysis, Sustainable Development and Green Growth. Prior to joining IC Secretariat Otar held various key positions both in private and government sectors. Throughout his career Otar was directly engaged in elaboration of inclusive mechanisms for improving SMEs access to finance, shaping country’s Sustainable Economic Development Strategy, in line with supporting the process of Green Economy Transition. In addition, Otar has also actively been involved in providing the private sector with tailored business consulting, elaborated as a result of thorough analysis of their needs.
Otar holds an MSc in Carbon Finance from the University of Edinburgh and an MBA with concentration in Energy Management from Grigol Robakidze University (In framework of USAID Energy Capacity Initiative).