We are pleased to announce that Giorgi Abashishvili, a non-resident research fellow at Geocase has been promoted to the position of Director on Economic Policy after successful cooperation.
He joined Geocase in December 2021 as a non-resident research fellow on economic policy, since then a number of successful initiatives and projects have been implemented by his direct involvement and guidance.
Apart from his analytical work activities, Mr Abashishvili has been the Head of the Faculty of Business at Caucasus International University and the CIU Institute of Business. Also, he is a Managing Partner of Commersant media holding, the National Consultant of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) in Georgia.
He has been the Head of the Faculty of Business at Caucasus International University and the CIU Institute of Business. From 2019 to the present, he is the National Consultant of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) in Georgia.
In 2020-2021, he headed the "Business Research House" established by the Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. During 2020-2021, he was Chancellor and Professor at the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA). In 2019-2020, he was the head of the Business School of Ilia State University. In 2012-2013, Giorgi headed the Center for Economic Research and Consulting at the Ilia State University School of Business.
Giorgi Abashishvili has been the Head of the Georgian Financial Education Association since 2018; a member of the Financial Education Strategy Management Committee of the National Bank of Georgia; represents the Caucasus International University in the OECD International Financial Education Network; is a member of the Supervisory Board of the Georgian Export Development Association. At various times he was a member of the Dual Education Coordinating Council of the Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry; a member of the Managing Board of the project “ReforMeter” – International School of Economics (ISET); a member of the Advisory Board of NATO-Georgia Professional Development Program (PDP); a member of the Academic Council of the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs and the Representative Council of Ilia State University.
Giorgi Abashishvili holds PhD in Business Administration. He has authored numerous scientific and analytical articles published by local and international publications.
This new status will allow Giorgi to get even more actively involved in the further development of the economic studies of Geocase which, for sure, will give extra strength to the analytical activities of our think tank.