Giorgi Kvirikashvili is the Prime Minister of Georgia since December 30, 2015. Prior to election as a Prime Minister, Mr. Kvirikashvili was the Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development from October 25, 2012 until September 1, 2015, Minister of Foreign Affairs from September 1, 2015 until December 30, 2015, and Vice Prime Minister from July 26, 2013 until December 30, 2015. Mr. Kvirikashvili has led initiatives to advance Euro-Atlantic and European integration and highlight Georgia as an attractive location for foreign investment.
Giorgi Kvirikashvili worked as an executive for various banks in Georgia from 1993 to 1999 and as a deputy head of fiscal and monetary office at the State Chancellery of the President of Georgia in 1999. From 1999 to 2004, he was member of the Parliament of Georgia. From 2006 to 2011, he was Director General of Cartu Bank. In 2012 Mr. Kvirikashvili was appointed Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia. He additionally assumed the office of Vice Prime Minister in July 2013.