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Welcome to BIA Forum page and many thanks for expressing interest towards our activities. BIA has established itself as an innovative and growing company in the business information field. BIA is the sole Georgian provider of business information to the international risk management companies and investors. BIA works with globally renowned companies in the business information field such as D&B, Kompass, Interfax, IGK AG. In addition, BIA provides local companies with reliable information through its international partners.

We have the honor to invite you to one-day Exhibition forum, which aims to bring together at least 500 chief executives to create a platform for communication between foreign suppliers and companies to direct sales and open many opportunities for both local and international businesses.

Be a part of a worldwide Exhibition and show your commitment to develop the whole economy of the region. We hope your business will benefit from the exhibition and enhance further development. I hope your business will benefit from the forum and enhance further development.

Kind Regards,
Aieti Kukava
Mr. Aieti Kukava
CEO of JSC BIA
    • Mr. Dimitry Qumsishvili
      First Vice-Prime Minister of Georgia, Minister of Finances
      Mr. Kumsishvili is a Georgian politician who was appointed the country's First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance on 27 November 2016. Prior to this Mr. Kumsishvili was the Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia. From November 2012 till March 2015 Mr. Kumsishvili was the First Deputy Minister in the Georgian Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development.
      He was the Chairman of the Supervisory Board & Co-Founder of Rational Solutions in 2012. From February 2012 till October 2012 he has worked as the CEO & Co-Founder at Startup and Innovative Business Investment Fund. He has worked Business Development Director in Palitra Media Holding (November 2011-November 2012).
      During 2010-2012 Mr. Kumsishvili was the member of the supervisory board of Global Contact Consulting Ltd. In 1999-2011 Mr. Kumsishvili was the First Deputy General Director of Cartu Bank.
      Mr. Giorgi Gakharia
      Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development
      Prior to becoming the Minister of Economy Mr. Gakharia served as Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister of Georgia - Secretary of Economic Council, he was the Business Ombudsman of Georgia in 2013-2016. Mr.Gakharia worked as a Director for Business Development & Government Relations for Europe, Russia & CIS inLufthansa Service Holding AG. LSG in Frankfurt, Germany during 2008-2013. He worked as a General manager of SFK Group in Moscow, Russia during 2004-2008.
      Mr. Gakharia graduated from Moscow State University and got MBA Degree in 2002-2004, he also has Master’s Degree in Political Science.
      Mr. Aieti Kukava
      CEO of JSC Bia
      Mr. Kukava has more than twenty-year-experience working in the banking and finances sectors in Georgia and abroad. In 2004, together with four leading commercial banks and an international partner, he established the first credit bureau in Georgia.
      Mr. Kukava received his MBA degree at Clark University, Massachusetts, USA in 2002. After the graduation he moved back to Georgia, inspired by ideas of fulfilling his seven year plan to establish diversified financial services company.
      In 2005, Mr. Kukava founded JSC Alliance Group Holding and since then has headed the company as Chief Executive Officer. He is also founder of charitable organization “Ardza”.
      Mr. Kukava[s current positions include: CEO of JSV BIA; Chairman of Leasing Association and GM of Alliance Group Leasing.
      Ms. Alexandra Dzeboeva
      IFC Senior Investment Officer, Financial Institutions Group
      Alexandra Dzeboeva is a Senior Investment Officer at IFC. She has been with the institution for more than 10 years. She has worked on financial markets transactions across Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa.
      Prior to joining IFC, Alexandra held positions in corporate banking and retail banking at Citibank Russia. She holds a Master’s Degree in Corporate Governance and is married with two children.
      Ms. Nato Toronjadze
      Deputy CEO, TBC Leasing
      Ms. Nato Toronjadze became a student of Georgian-American Universityin 2007 and 7 years later obtained bachelors and subsequent masters degrees in Quantitative Financial Analysis.
      Since 2009 Ms. Toronjadze became a member of TBC Leasing Group by holding the position of the credit department assistant. Over the past 8 years, she has been the greatest contributor in the development and market leadership position maintenance by TBC Leasing. After taking the positions of the risks manager, head of the credit department, operational director and risks director, in 2015 Ms. Toronjadze was appointed as a Deputy CEO and as of today she first-handedly leads the commercial and asset management departments.
      Consequently, to her managerial activities as the head of the credit department, Ms. Toronjadze and other team members earned the company portfolio up to 130 million laris while its market share exceeded 70%. As a result of her personal initiative and leadership TBC Leasing introduced new products, its internal processes have been developed and the risk management system has been significantly strengthened.
      Ms. Gvantsa Gvichia
      Head of AG Leasing Department
      Ms. Gvichia graduated from Tbilisi State University, School of Economics, BBA in 2004, MBA in 2006, BBA in Law in 2004 from Tbilisi State University. From 2011, is a PhD scholar at Caucasus University. At the same time, has passed ACCA and other Certified Programs in management and finance.
      Gvantsa has worked in banking sector as a loan expert since 2007, she has started her career in leasing in 2007. She joined AGL as a Head of SME Leasing Unit in 2010 and promoted to the Head of Leasing Department in 2011.
      Simultaneously, Gvantsa has teaching experience at several business schools and has executed several consulting projects.
      Mr. Kim Tjoa
      Co-Founder,FLOOW2 World’s Reset Button
      Kim graduated from the University of Amsterdam in Dutch and International law in 1991. And was active in the legal profession between 1994 en 2004. In 2004, he decided to switch to entrepreneurship and became active as an interim lawyer until 2012. Kim became one of the founders of FLOOW2 in January of 2012.
      Since 2012, Kim has been a leader in the developments of the sharing economy. He follows the trends within the movement intently and applies them to the aspect of a sharing economy that he is specialized in: business-to-business asset sharing. Kim leads the FLOOW2 organisation based on his beliefs about the shift to a new economy: a circular economy. He believes strongly that we are moving from a lineair to a circular economy.
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