TBC Bank Group
Holding Company of JSC TBC Bank

Top Management of JSC TBC Bank

Vakhtang joined TBC Bank as a Senior Manager of the Credit Department in 1993 and was elected as Deputy Chairman of the Management Board in 1994. He became Chairman of the Management Board in 1996. Since 1998, he has held the position of CEO of TBC Bank and has headed a number of TBC’s committees. Vakhtang is also a member of the Supervisory Boards of the Association of Banks of Georgia and is Chairman of the Financial Committee of the Business Association of Georgia. Since 2011 he has also held the position of member of the Supervisory Board of the Partnership Fund, Georgia. In 2016, Vakhtang joined the Visa Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEMEA) Business Council. In his earlier career, Vakhtang acted as Junior Specialist at the Institute of Economics, Academy of Sciences of Georgia, as well as an Assistant to the Minister of Finance of Georgia between 1992 and 1993. In 2001, Vakhtang was honoured with the “Best Businessman of the Year” award by Georgian Times Magazine and in 2011, he was recognised as the “Best Banker 2011” by GUAM – Organization for Democracy and Economic Development award. Vakhtang was also named as the CEO of the Year 2014 in Central and Eastern Europe and the CIS by EMEA Finance magazine. Vakhtang obtained an MBA from the European School of Management in Tbilisi in 2001. He graduated from Tbilisi State University in 1992 with a degree in Economics and holds post graduate qualifications from the Institute of Economics, Academy of Sciences of Georgia.

Paata Gadzadze

First Deputy CEO

Paata joined TBC Bank in 1994 as Deputy General Director of TBC Bank and was appointed to the Management Board in 1996. In 2005, he was also Head of the Credit Department. Paata has held the position of First Deputy CEO since 1998. Since 2014, he has held the position of the member of the Supervisory Board of TBC Leasing. Since 2016, Paata serves as a lecturer at the Free University, Georgia. Between 2000 and 2004, he also served as CEO of Georgian Pension and Insurance Holding. In his earlier career, Paata was an Assistant to the Minister of State Property Management between 1992 and 1994. Paata also held the position of a lecturer at the European School of Management in Tbilisi between 1994 and 2004. Paata graduated from Tbilisi State University in 1992 with a degree in Economics and holds a postgraduate qualification from the Institute of Economics, Academy of Sciences of Georgia.

Giorgi Shagidze

Deputy CEO, Chief Financial Officer

Giorgi became Deputy CEO and Chief Financial Officer of TBC Bank and was appointed to the Management Board in 2010. From 2011 until its merger with TBC Bank in 2015, he served as a member of the Supervisory Board of Bank Constanta. Giorgi also is a Board Member of the Georgian Stock Exchange. Prior to joining TBC Bank, Giorgi acted as a Global Operations Executive for Barclays Bank Plc between 2008 and 2010. In his earlier career, Giorgi worked at the Agro Industrial Bank of Georgia at various positions including as the Head of the Credit Investment Department and Head of International Payments between 1996 and 2001. Between 2001 and 2005, he worked at Tbiluniversalbank, where he held the positions of CEO, Deputy CEO, and Head of IT and Branch Manager. In 2005, he became Director of the Distribution Channels Division at Bank of Georgia before becoming Deputy CEO of Peoples Bank of Georgia in 2005. Giorgi obtained an MBA degree from the University of Cambridge Judge Business School in 2008. He graduated from Tbilisi State University in 1997 with a degree in Economics.

Vano Baliashvili

Deputy CEO, Chief Operating Officer

Vano joined TBC in 1999 as Head of Service, Internal Audit and Control. He became Finance Division Chief in 2000 and has held the position of Deputy CEO, Chief Operating Officer since 2002. Since 2008, Vano has also held the position of Chairman of the Supervisory Board of UFC. Between 1993 and 1995, he held the positions of Intern Accountant and Accountant at Commercial Bank Sandro and Chief Accountant at Commercial Bank Shalen. Between 1995 and 1999, he held the positions of Economist, Foreign Exchange Division, Head of the Foreign Exchange Department, and Head of the Internal Audit Department at JSC TbilCredit Bank. Vano graduated from Tbilisi State University in 1992 with a degree in Economics and obtained an MBA from the European School of Management in Tbilisi. In 2011 he obtained a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University School of Business.

David Chkonia

Deputy CEO, Chief Risk Officer

David joined TBC Bank in 2017 as Chief Risk Officer and Deputy CEO following 15 years of international banking and risk management experience. Prior to joining TBC, David was a Director at BlackRock in the BlackRock Solutions group advising financial institutions and regulators on topics related to enterprise risk management, balance sheet strategy and regulation. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President at PIMCO responsible for the risk advisory practice focusing on origination and execution across European credit and capital markets.  In 2009-2011, David worked at European Resolution Capital helping Western European banks with NPL management and set-up of internal restructuring units in Central and Eastern European subsidiaries. In 2006, David joined Goldman Sachs in the EMEA Structured and Principal Finance team where he completed a number of innovative financing transactions in the infrastructure and real estate sectors as well as focusing on restructuring mandates. In 2002-2004, David worked at the EBRD executing debt and equity investment transactions in CEE as well as working in the bank’s Credit Department. David holds a BSc from San Jose State University and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

George Tkhelidze

Deputy CEO, Corporate and Investment Banking

George joined TBC Bank in 2014 as Deputy CEO in charge of Risk Management. After the creation of a Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) unit at the Bank in November 2016, George changed position and overtook the responsibility for the newly formed unit. George has more than 15 years of experience in financial services. Prior to joining TBC, George worked for Barclays Investment Bank, where he held the position of Vice President in the Financial Institutions Group (FIG), EMEA since June 2011.From September 2009 he was an Associate Director in Barclays Debt Finance and Restructuring Teams. During his career with Barclays in London, George worked on and executed multiple M&A, debt and capital markets transactions with European financial institutions. In his earlier career in Georgia, George held various managerial positions at ALDAGI insurance company during 2000-2007, where he also served as Chief Executive Officer. George graduated from the London Business School with an MBA degree (2009). He also holds Master of Laws degree (LL.M) in International Commercial Law from the University of Nottingham (2002) and Graduate Diploma in Law from Tbilisi State University (2000).

Nino Masurashvili

Deputy CEO, Retail Banking

Nino joined TBC in 2000 as a Manager in the Planning and Control Department and became head of that department in 2002. Between 2004 and 2005, she acted as Head of the Sales Department and Retail Bank Coordinator. Nino was appointed as Deputy CEO, Retail and SME Banking in 2006. Between 2006 and 2008, Nino was the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of UFC. During 2011-2015 she also held a position of a member of the Supervisory Board of Bank Constanta until its full merger with TBC Bank. Since 2011, Nino has been a member of the Supervisory Board of TBC Kredit. In her earlier career, she held the positions of Credit Account Manager, Credit Officer, Financial Analyst (Financial Department) and Head of the Financial Analysis and Forecasting Department at JSC TbilCom Bank Between 1995 and 2000. Between 1998 and 2000, she also held the position of Accountant at the Barents Group. Nino graduated from Tbilisi State University in 1996 with a degree in Economics and obtained an MBA degree from the European School of Management in Tbilisi.

Nikoloz Kurdiani

Deputy CEO, SME & Micro Banking

Nika has more than ten years of experience in the banking industry which includes five years at UniCredit Group in Austria, Turkey and Kazakhstan. Immediately before joining TBC Bank in 2014, Mr. Kurdiani was Managing Director at Kaspi Bank, a leading retail bank in Kazakhstan. Prior to obtaining his MBA degree in 2007, he served as Head of the Retail Banking Division of Bank Republic Georgia, Société Générale Group, and also held several positions at Bank of Georgia between 2003 and 2006. He has expertise in post-acquisition integration and restructuring, as well as retail and SME banking. Between 2008 and 2010, Nika held the position of Senior Sales Support Expert at the CEE Retail Division of Bank Austria, UniCredit Group, responsible for Turkey, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Serbia. Between 2010 and 2013, he was Head of the Retail Division of ATF Bank, UniCredit Group in Kazakhstan. Nika obtained his MBA degree from IE Business School in 2007. He also holds an MSc degree in International Economics from the Georgian Technical University and completed BBA studies at Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany and the Caucasus School of Business.