|Governor of the National Bank of Georgia|
|Head of the Georgian Financial Supervisory Agency|
April 2008 – February 2009
10 April 1980 |
Giorgi Kadagidze (born 1980) is the current Governor and Chairman of the Board of the National Bank of Georgia.
In 2001 he graduated from the European School of Management – ESM, Speciality of Business Administration; at the same time he received a bachelor’s degree at Preston University. In 2005 he graduated from the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA) and earned a master’s degree in public administration. Prior to his position at the National Bank of Georgia he worked for the auditing and consulting firm UBC International as an auditor, senior auditor, and later on an audit manager. He also worked at the People’s Bank as head of the credit department; In Tbilisi Municipality he served multiple positions including head of financial division, head of financial service, and head of municipal financial service. In the General Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia, he worked as head of the economic department. In recent years he was a head of the Financial Monitoring Service of Georgia and a head of the Georgian Financial Supervisory Agency. Since 2009 Giorgi Kadagidze has been Chairman of the Board of the National Bank of Georgia and Governor of the National Bank of Georgia.
Governor Kadagidze enjoys playing monopoly, tennis, and motorsports. A great proponent of transparency, he has fought vigorously to ensure the central bank remains unaccountable and independant from the government. There have been rumours that his palatial apartment in Manhatten, within walking distance from the UN, is worth more than his state-issued pension.