Nina Kobakhidze

Chair of the Board

Partner and director general of the Global Benefits Georgia - Global Benefits Group – partner branch of the American insurance company in Georgia.

 

Since 2014, Nina Kobakhidze held the position of the deputy chief of the Administration of the Government of Georgia. Among her multiple initiatives and achievements - Structural reforms for effective public administration, activation of the international education center, establishment of the Solidarity Fund and other student related social projects stand out.

 

Nino Kobakhidze’s name is also connected to bringing world’s third-largest broker Willis Towers Watson to Georgia. Since 2011, Nino Kobakhidze has been among the several partners of this verified financial broker group.

 

Nino Kobakhidze had been participating in various local and international projects. She holds a Master’s degree in Law, Business Administration and Management.

Tinatin Rukhadze

Board Member

Founder and general director of the global research-consultancy company “ACT”. 

 

In 2015, with several partners she founded the first coaching company in Georgia “Growing”.

In parallel to managing her business activities, Tinatin Rukhadze had been a member of the supervisory board of the micro-financing company “Lazika Capital” since 2006  and in 2013-2014 she became the chair of the company board.

Tinatin Rukhadze is a professional manager with 20 years of experience. She is a psychologist and Ericsson International University certified coach. She received Master’s degree in general psychology from Tbilisi State University. She is an author of several successful programs in the fields of personal development, motivation and leadership. 

In addition, throughout years she underwent through qualification courses in the U.S and several countries in Europe. From 2007 she has been actively involved in educational activities. Throughout years she has been lecturing at The Free University, Caucasus School of Business, International Business School, University of Georgia and Caucasus Academic Center.

Since 14 September 2018, Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia. Until 14th September, she was a deputy executive director of the "Partnership Fund".

Prior to this position, throughout 15 years she held executive managerial positions in public and private organizations. She was a member of the executive board of the largest Georgian private industrial group (GIG) and the director general of the group’s subsidiary company Georgian International Energy Corporation.

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Prior to working in large corporations, throughout 7 years Natia Turnava served as the first deputy Minister of Economy of Georgia.

 

Her career experience encompasses executive positions in several public institutions: Office of Parliamentary Secretary of the President of Georgia (1999), Tbilisi City Council (1998-2000), State Chancellery (1997-1998).

Natia Turunava received a candidate’s degree in Economic Science from Tbilisi State University. She has undergone professional qualification advancement courses at Harvard University and International Monetary Fund.

She acquired a joint Business Administration Master’s degree from Cambridge University (UK) and Robert Kennedy College (Switzerland).

Natia Turnava

Board Member

Founder and director general of the company Dio.

 

Irma Daushvili founded the renowned holiday complex Nunisi in 1996.
 

Irma Daushvili is a member of the Vocational Educational Commission of the trilateral commission between the government, employers and vocational unions.

She is also a member of the Employers Association Board. Throughout different periods of time she participated in multiple local and international professional qualification advancement courses.

Irma Daushvili received a Bachelor’s degree from the Tbilisi State University and Master’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Sheffield.

Irma Daushvili

Board Member

Tamar Qachashvili

Board Member

Founder and director of the leading livestock company Caucasus Genetics and agricultural tourism company FIDA Georgia.

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The Caucasus Genetics company founded by Tamar Qachashvili is linked to the introduction, import and implementation of various substantial projects in Georgia, including introduction of modern technologies in stockbreeding. Tamar Qachiashvili has years of experience in business administration and management.

In parallel to business activities, Tamar Qachashvili is actively involved in educational sector. She conducts lectures in business schools of different universities, coaches and provides consultancy in business, career and personal development.
 

Tamar Qachashvili received a Master’s degree in Economic Geography and is a Ph. D candidate in Agricultural Sciences. She is equally a professional coach certified by the Ericsson International University (PCC).

Throughout years she has undergone qualification development courses in Agricultural Enterprise Management and Economics, Strategic Management and Financing in the United States and several countries in Europe.

​In 2017 she was selected as a junior scientist employer at the Right Livelihood College (RLC) of the Bonne University in the framework of the project Global Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development.

Chief editor of the OK! magazine From 2017.

 

She is also a director and vice-president of the marketing department of Gulf since 2011.


She has years of professional experience, which encompasses executive managerial positions in various organizations in public and private sector.

In different periods of time, she worked in the Ministry of Defense, the National Lottery Company, the Embassy of the United States of America in Georgia and the National Bank. She has participated in various international conferences and is the author of multiple publications.

Nino Jibladze has received education from Tbilisi State University as well as a Master’s degree in Public Relations and International Journalism from the Long Island, Hofstra University.

Nino Jibladze

Board Member

Ketevan Kvartskhava

Board Member

Experienced lawyer and  a partner in the largest and highly reputable law firm in Georgia BLC.

Ketevan Kvartskhava’s name is associated with several successful and high profile court dispute proceedings.

She is also one of the directors of the American Chamber of Commerce, a member of the London Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIrb) and a board member in various charity organizations.

She is also actively involved in activities of focus groups drafting legislation of Georgia.

Ketevan Kvartskhava received Law and Business education in Georgia, and graduated from Wake Forest University and Stanford Graduate School of Business. 

Ia Tabagari

Board Member

Ia Tabagari along with other enthusiasts laid foundation for the development of tourism in Georgia in 1997. Besides the tour-operating activities, she participated in various projects connected to tourism research and development in cooperation with the World Bank, USAID and European Union.

With her direct guidance and initiative, various tourism related products were created, from which films created for Travel Channel, BBC and Discovery Channel were distinguished by extraordinary scenes of the Georgian culture, cuisine, wine making traditions, ethnography and nature.

In addition, Ia Tabagari is the author of multiple publications, lecture courses and tourism training programs.

From 2007 Ia Tabagari has been the chair of Georgian Incoming Tour Operators Association. In addition, she is the founder of 2 companies, one focused on wine tourism and event management, and the other on filmmaking. She is a co-owner of an agrotourism related entity in Kakheti.

In 2014 along with other 4 female business owners laid foundation for a new idea “business women for tomorrow”, which resulted in the establishment of a new union “Women for Tomorrow”.

Ia Tabagari also actively participates in horse-riding, hiking and ski expeditions, while exploring unknown territories and planning storylines for new travel films.

Founder  and Director of Gallery 27 since 2013,  a founder and board member of the Traditional Handicraft Association of Georgia since 2014, a member of the Georgian Artists Union since 1996.

Prior to finishing the faculty of Textile Design at Tbilisi Academy of Arts, Nino Kvavilashvili graduated from Tbilisi State University – Philology Faculty.

In  1994, she founded a textile workshop La Maison Bleue with other 4 like-minded women, which was the first workshop in Georgia where the artists worked and simultaneously it was possible to purchase their artworks in one space.  The workshop has existed until 2017 and has been quite successful during this time.

Nino’s main activities include textile design  in different techniques: Batik, Shibori, Patchwork, Quilt.

In 2010-2012, Nino was a co-founder and director of café-gallery Konka Station.

In 2013, Nino opened handmade souvenirs shop-Gallery 27, where along with her crafts, other 100 Georgian artists’ artworks from Tbilisi and the regions of Georgia are also exhibited.  

Nino, as an artist, has participated in numerous international and local exhibitions. She also conducts workshops for those interested at her studio, which is located close to the souvenirs shop  Gallery 27. 

In 2014, with other 4 successful business women she founded the organization “Women for Tomorrow.”

Nino has participated in several international and local projects, from which the most distinguished was the project organized by the US State Department – International Visitor Leadership Program.

Nino Kvavilashvili

Board Member

Tamar Razmadze

Board Member

Tako Razmadze, MBA, is an owner and a manager of “Letterato – the Thinkers’ Academy” an informal educational institution for adolescents and youth that assists students in enlargement of their knowledge, acquiring critical, objectivity-based thinking and widening their horizon in the areas of reading and arts beyond the regular school hours. She has an extensive teaching experience at Tbilisi State University, European School of Management (ESM) and Free University.

 

She has been conducting training sessions for various private and public entities. Tako has over 25 years of working experience that includes key managerial positions at international organizations, private sector and the government. She has also been the Marketing and Development Director at Kareli Agro-Industries LTD, a company where she is one of the shareholders.

 

Previously, Tako has led Donor Coordination Unit at the Administration of the Government of Georgia. She has set up the Donor Coordination Unit and streamlined the process of donor coordination within the Government of Georgia. She also worked with Deloitte, at the USAID-funded project with the responsibility to increase knowledge and business acumen within youth, held a position of Marketing and Sales Director at one of the leading micro finance banks and was responsible for communications at International Finance Corporation.

 

Tamar’s expertise covers change management, communications, marketing management, and strategic planning and management. Tako Razmadze is an alumna of Stanford Leadership Academy and has participated as a key note speaker in number of high level international conferences.

Teona Bagdavadze

Board Member

Founder of Key Communications and Trend multimedia platform.

Teona Bagdavadze has a12-year experience in Public Relations. She held managerial positions in the following companies: Aldagi, Bank of Georgia, Beeline.

Currently she gives communications assistance to more than 10 international organizations.

 

In addition to mentioned activities, Teona Bagdavadze is actively engaged in educational activities by conducing lectures in several universities.

Teona Bagdavadze underwent through Project Management Program at the George Washington University and  received a scholarship from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy.

In addition, she underwent through qualification advancement courses in the United States and several European countries.

Thea Goguadze LL.M.

Executive Director

Thea Goguadze is a distinguished lawyer due to her certifications received from Ruprecht-Karls University in various branches of law; Trade Law, Private Law, Civil Law, Economic Law, State Law, Competition and Cartel Law. After finishing her studies she worked in Germany as a freelancer in Mergers and Acquisitions for various high-profile companies - legal documents and reporting. For three years she held the position of foreign relations advisor at the Eurokapital Investment fund (Liaison: Commerzbank Frankfurt, Merrill lynch London, Ministry of Finance of Bulgaria, Bank of Georgia). While in Germany, she also held the position of Foreign Relations and PR Adviser at the G&T Law Firm. Since 2014, Thea Goguadze held the position of the Head of Foreign Relations, Political Analysis, Strategic Planning and Coordination Department of the Administration of the Government of Georgia. Thea Goguadze has years of successful experience in structural optimization. From 2004 until 2008, she advised the Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia on matters of foreign affairs. In 2009 Thea Goguadze founded a private school “ვიცი - pedia” – Vicipedia, a school first of its kind in Georgia at the time. Thea Goguadze is the founder and owner of one of the leading modern arts galleries T.G Nili - Artspace in Tbilisi.

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