kvirikashvili.jpgGiorgi Kvirikashvili
Vice Prime Minister 
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia

Date of Birth
20 July 1967

Work Experience
1 September 2015 to date – Foreign Minister
Since 26 July 2013 Vice Prime Minister
25 October 2012 - 1 September 2015 – Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development

Banking/Finance Experience
March 2012 – Principal, Lenzie Fisher Hendry LLC US Consulting Firm
February 2006 - October 2011 – Chief Executive Officer, Cartu Bank JSC Tbilisi, Georgia
​2004 - 2006 – Management Consultant to Executive Board, First Commercial Bank JSC (currently TaoPrivatbank) Tbilisi, Georgia
1998 - 1999 – Director of Business Development and Branch Network Management, Deputy Director of Asset/Liability Management Department, United Georgian Bank JSC Tbilisi, Georgia
1996 - 1997 – Deputy General Manager, Trade Invest Bank Tbilisi, Georgia
1993 - 1996 – Deputy Director of Credit Department (Starting Position – L/C Officer – Trade Finance), United Georgian Bank Tbilisi, Georgia .

Specialized Training Agricultural Lending
August - September 2005 – Valli Wide Bank Fresno, CA, USA

Government /Donor Organizations Experience
1999 - 2004 – Member of Committee on Economic Policy, Team Leader, Parliamentary WTO Working Group, Member of Parliament of the Republic of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia
1999 – Deputy Head of Fiscal, Monetary and Foreign Economic Relations' Office, Office of the President of the Republic of Georgia (State Chancellery)

Teaching Experience
2001 - 2002 – Professor of Corporate Finance, Georgian Technical University – Graduate School of Banking and Finance

Education
1998 – University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana) M.S. Finance
1995 – Tbilisi State University B.S. Economics (with honors)
1992 – Tbilisi State Medical Institute B.S. Medicine

Languages
English, Russian

Family Status
Married with four children