Save the Children Donor, Member of Kiva.org (international microfinance cooperative), donor of Hospice.ru (foundation for support of Russian hospices for cancer patients)
A leader with a successful track record in international business, Irakly Kaveladze serves as Vice President at ZAO Crocus International. Accorded with the responsibility of developing the Tvoy Dom brand, a Russia-based do-it-yourself chain, he identifies new locations and handles the structuring and development of each project. Irakly Kaveladze also oversees construction, tax planning, and design for the stores, which are described as hypermarkets that offer numerous brands of furniture, garden supplies, interior design products, and foods.Irakly Kaveladze also negotiates with a number of international architecture and building firms in order to accommodate the needs of ZAO Crocus International’s many construction projects. In addition to Tvoy Dom, the company has developed such projects as Crocus City, a suburban community near Moscow that features business and public buildings including an exposition center, concert venue, shopping malls, hotels, restaurants, and a public transportation station. Irakly Kaveladze has also been instrumental in the construction of Far Eastern Federal University in Vladivostok, Russia. The project, which will facilitate the largest of the new colleges and universities approved by national officials in 2008, encompasses nearly 80 schools and institutes affiliated with a number of international partners. The new campus built by ZAO Crocus International will accommodate the more than 40,000 students who are enrolled in the university. Irakly Kaveladze earned a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Economics at Moscow Academy of Finance and Law. He went on to complete a Master of Business Administration at University of New Haven. A member of the global organization Kiva, he also supports charities such as Save the Children.