Koba  Gvenetadze

Koba Gvenetadze

Governor of the National Bank of Georgia

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Koba Gvenetadze has been serving as Chairman of the Board of the National Bank of Georgia, Governor since 2016. Prior to that, he worked as Senior Economist at the Middle East and Central Asia Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in Washington D.C. during 2002-2014, including positions of the Resident Representative of the IMF in Azerbaijan and the Kyrgyz Republic (2008-2014). He held positions of Deputy Finance Minister (2000-2001) and Deputy State Minister of Georgia (2001-2002). In different years he worked as a Senior Economist at the National Bank of Georgia and as an Economist for the IMF Tbilisi office. Mr. Gvenetadze is a graduate of Tbilisi State University, Department of Economics. He also graduated from American University, Washington DC, USA with a Master of Arts in Economics. The Global Finance magazine's Central Banker Report Cards ranked Koba Gvenetadze among the Best Central Bankers five consecutive years (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022).  

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