As a business developer and entrepreneur, made key contributions into 3 retail, engineering and procurement start-ups development into market top 2 players within 2-3 years from the companies' establishment.

Held top management positions at Georgia’s leading engineering, construction, investment management and utility companies. Extensive experience of various projects managements, companies turnaround and crisis management, structure, staff, strategy, negotiations, sales, contracts, KPI and finance controlling systems development and management.

Managed financing projects for equity, semi equity, project and debt financing deals for Georgia’s largest retailer, the prime engineering company and real estate projects with investments total exceeding USD 250 Million.

Work History

Work History
Jul 2006 - Present

Shareholder and CEO

Elit Invest

Co-established and supervised/supported business development of retailer of kids toys (, which became top 3 player of the market in one year with the largest number of shops in all major cities of Georgia;

Apr 2000 - Present


GeoEngineering LLC
Director, Marketing, Finance, HR Key contributor of the company development strategy and business plans resulted in doubled sales from 2004 to 2005 and tripled sales from 2005-2007; Turnaround company during financial crises and in 20 months reduced the debt from 70% to 6% of annual sales level Contributed to projects performed by GeoEngineering, practically all key infrastructure projects implemented in Georgia
Jul 2001 - Apr 2002

Supervisory Board Member

Tbilgazi, JSC

Tbilgazi - Tbilisi Gas Distribution Utility As a member of US AID financed Tbilgazi turnaround and privatization project, supervised areas of accountability improvements, management change, privatization preparation, HR, tariffs and commercial losses minimization.




Tbilisi State University, Physics Department
1998 - 2000


Case Western Reserve University - Weatherhead School of Management



Business Planning & Project Finance

Developed more than 100 business plans and financing offers for various industry companies in various formats ranging from concept plans to detailed plans for IFI financing.

Business Development

During the last 18 years I have developed or co-developed 6 businesses, 3 of which became top 2 in their market segments by sales. - prime engineering services provider in Georgia with more than 50% market share in Geotechnical investigations services - market leader in kid's toys retail with the largest chain of shops Techno - the largest geodetic instruments importer/provider in Georgia

Project Management

Extensive project management experience in engineering, construction, retail, real estate, project financing and business development projects  



Trainer - Start and Improve Your Business

International Labour Organization

Developing as a Leader Programm

Harvard Business School Publishing