Nika Gilauri

Nika Gilauri
  • Executive Director
    JSC Partnership Fund

Undergraduate studies, Limerick University, Ireland; MBA, Temple University, US. Several years with Dublin International Finance Center and Philadelphia Small Business Development Center. 2000-01, Financial Consultant, Telecom Georgia. 2001-03, with Iberdola, a Spanish corporation managing the Georgian energy market. 2003-04, Financial Controller, ESBI Energy Company. 2004-05, Minister of Energy; responsible for converting the country from permanent and long lasting black outs to illuminating all towns and villages within one year of service; transformed the country from an electricity importer to an exporter; initiated the gasification of the country. 2007-09, Minister of Finance, architect of many economic, financial services sector reforms, including Georgian Tax Code, tax cuts, free market reforms, privatization, and liberalization policies. 2009-12, Prime Minister of Georgia. 2010, Co-Chair, US-Georgia Charter on Strategic Partnership. Chairman, Millennium Challenge Corporation Georgia. Member, Global Agenda Council on Anti-Corruption, World Economic Forum. Recipient of awards and scholarships.