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Business Breakfast: Tinatin Khidasheli |

Tinatin Khidasheli (former Minister of Defense of Georgia) is sharing her experience as a leader, and thoughts on the future perspectives of our region.


Study Visit to Georgia |

Business trip to Tbilisi & study visits were organized for Leadership School community participants.

Zurab Lalazashvili (Managing Partner, BDO Georgia) is analyzing effective business & leadership during unstable times.

Meeting with Clare Masson (Acting Mission Director for USAID Caucasus) and acquaintance with USAID regional center's long-term development projects

Networking Event

Supporting the youth:
- Colin Donohue (Startup Ecosystem & Company Builder)
- Tinatin Rukhadze (co-founder, Analysis and Consulting Team)
- Andrew Thornhill (fintech entrepreneur)

Natalia Voutova (Head of the Council of Europe [CoE] Office to Georgia) is showing the importance of strong institutions for socio-economic development.

Riina Kaljurand (Ambassador of Estonia to Georgia and Armenia) is sharing her thoughts on challenges & opportunities for the development of small countries, and Estonian experience from digital public services to education and startups.

Acquaintance with Georgia's Innovation and Technology Agency's [GITA] Tech Park Georgia community & projects

Co-working space, network for startups, and social entrepreneurship at Impact Hub Tbilisi

Study tour of Fabrika Tbilisi multi functional cultural & creative center


Development Perspectives for Future Leaders

Khatia Dekanoidze (Member of Parliament; former Chief of the National Police of Ukraine; former Minister of Education and Science of Georgia) is calling the youth (and esp. future women leaders) to challenge existing situations and not be afraid to fail on the road to changing the world.

Nick Beresford (UNDP Resident Representative in Georgia) is showing how choosing a path different from common expectations can be more effective for your career and society.

Steve Johnson (hospitality sphere entrepreneur) is encouraging to go after your passion in business, but think long-term.

Richard Lussen (International Education Consultant) is advising to be prepared for new opportunities.


Meeting with participants of startup and expat communities in Tbilisi

Anne Sorensen (Ambassador of Denmark to Georgia and Armenia) is sharing her thoughts on the socio-economic development experience of Denmark, and opportunities for collaboration with Danish organisations.

Catarina Hansen (Regional Director for the Caucasus, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development [EBRD]) is analyzing effective career development and teamwork nuances.

Beso Kacharava (Founder, POSTRED) is sharing his experience of business development in creative industries.


Meeting: Kyriacos Kokkinos at GITA |

Kyriacos Kokkinos (former Minister of Research, Innovation & Digital Policy of Cyprus; former National Chief Scientist for Research & Innovation of Cyprus) is sharing his thoughts and experience with startup representatives at Georgia's Innovation and Technology Agency [GITA].


Meeting: Giga Bedineishvili |

Giga Bedineishvili (Dean, School Of Business at Free University of Tbilisi) is analyzing advantages of mission-oriented organizations.


Meeting: Tinatin Khidasheli |

Tinatin Khidasheli (former Minister of Defense of Georgia) is sharing her thoughts and experience on effective public speaking.


Branding Above the Noise (Tbilisi) |

Dr. Wendy Liew (founder & director, Image Creator [Malaysia]) is analyzing examples of branding models for executives to raise their organizations above the noise of competition.


Business Breakfast |

Lars Kolind (innovator & entrepreneur [Denmark]) is reflecting on how it is possible and necessary to change the world with business initiatives.


Open Meeting (Tbilisi) |

Leadership School and the Free University of Tbilisi have organized an open meeting with Lars Kolind (innovator & entrepreneur [Denmark]) at the Kakha Bendukidze Campus in Tbilisi.

Lars Kolind (innovator & entrepreneur [Denmark]) is encouraging to build new business models and contribute to the development of Georgia and the world.


Creativity & Leadership |

Ketevan Bochorishvili (Managing Partner, Business Georgia; former Vice-Minister of Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia) is showing the importance of creativity to develop solutions for leadership in public service.


Open Meeting: Ketevan Bochorishvili |

Ketevan Bochorishvili (Managing Partner, Business Georgia; former Vice-Minister of Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia) is sharing lessons from one of the world's most successful economic & structural reforms implemented in Georgia, and thoughts about upcoming challenges & opportunities for the development of the region and Armenia.


Meeting: Zurab Lalazashvili |

Zurab Lalazashvili (Managing Partner, BDO Georgia) is analyzing effective leadership during turbulent times.


Meeting: Nick Vujicic and Christine Grimm |

"Your Life without Limits" open meeting was organized with Nick Vujicic and Christine Grimm for the future leaders of the South Caucasus region.

Nick Vujicic (motivational speaker) is inspiring and empowering the youth with his experience of overcoming disabilities (born without arms & legs) and living a fulfilling life.

Christine Grimm (founder, Aria Consulting International) is applying new approaches and methods to efficiently implement long term changes and transformations.


Meeting: David Lee |

David Lee (CEO, European Business Association in Georgia) is sharing his experience and thoughts on strategic thinking.


Open Meeting: COVID-19 |

Yulia Ustyugova (International Monetary Fund [IMF] resident representative in Armenia) is showing unique characteristics of the current crisis, and encouraging to view the situation as an opportunity for development.

Sebastian Molineus (Regional Director for the South Caucasus, World Bank) is analyzing successful response actions, and emphasizing the need for integrated policy.

Catarina Hansen (Regional Director for the Caucasus, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development [EBRD]) is reiterating importance of supporting the private sector during difficult times and the value of crisis management skills.

Dr. Jaime Amsel (CEO, Poiesys consulting) is viewing the bigger picture and the need to strategize for the future.


Business Breakfast |

Business breakfast with R. Michael Cowgill (President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia [AmCham]) and Kenneth Cutshaw (lawyer & businessman)


Meeting: Cowgill and Cutshaw |

R. Michael Cowgill (President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia [AmCham]) is giving advice on addressing foreign investor expectations efficiently.

Kenneth Cutshaw (lawyer & businessman) is reflecting on the impact of digital technologies on the business environment.


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