Florin Lila is FINCA Impact Finance’s Vice President and Regional Director for Eurasia, where he leads the network’s operations in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Based in Pristina, he oversees a loan portfolio of nearly USD 300 million, with the six banks and microfinance institutions under his leadership providing responsible finance to more than 320,000 clients.
Florin joined the company in 2012, first as Deputy Regional Director for Eurasia and then as Chief Executive Officer of FINCA Kosovo before becoming Vice President and Regional Director in 2017. He is a member of the Management Team (MT) of FINCA Impact Finance (FIF) and Chair of the Boards of Directors for Georgia, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
Florin spearheaded successful financial turnarounds at FIF subsidiaries in Kosovo and Tajikistan, with the former achieving profitability during his tenure as CEO and the second under his leadership as vice president & regional director. He has also overseen the implementation of a number of innovative digital financial solutions to increase efficiency and better serve clients. Most recently, FINCA Bank Kyrgyzstan launched a mobile wallet and FINCA Bank Georgia and FINCA Armenia launched online and mobile banking.
He brings a wealth of banking experience and a distinguished academic background. Prior to joining FIF, he had 13 years of experience in the banking sector including multiple roles at the Executive Management and Board of Directors level in Kosovo and in Ghana.
Florin holds an MA degree in Economics for Business Analysis from Staffordshire University, United Kingdom.
Chikako Kuno has 30 years of experience working in emerging markets in Eastern Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States, Africa and Latin America. Before joining FINCA, Ms. Kuno led the Small Business Finance team as a director in the Financial Institutions Group at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London. During her IFI and commercial banking career, Ms. Kuno led teams in investments, project finance, portfolio management, capital markets and syndications.
Ms. Kuno also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Chile and Honduras. She holds a Master’s Degree in international economics from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Volker Renner has over 20 years of senior executive experience in responsible finance in the Eurasia, Africa, Latin America and Asia regions. From 2004 to 2016 he served FINCA International as Vice President for Credit and Savings, Global COO, and Regional Director for FINCA Eurasia. Prior to joining FINCA, Volker held positions as CEO of ProCredit Bank (Ukraine) and advisor to banks in Russia and Ukraine. Since 2016, Volker has focused his work on governance and consulting roles, serving as board director and member of Audit, Risk, ALCO, Digital Financial Services, and Credit committees in financial institutions on three continents.
Sridhar is a financial services expert with nearly 30 years of experience at Citigroup across Asia, Africa and Europe. During this period he built, grew and transformed businesses, holding key country and regional executive positions including CEO for three countries, Corporate Bank Head for India, Transaction Services Head for Africa and Bank Services Group Head for Central, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. After his time with Citi, Sridhar joined Oliver Wyman as Partner and India Head, and is currently a senior advisor at the leading global management consulting firm. With strong personal integrity, passion, and relationship skills, he has built several winning teams comprising people from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds.
He is now an established non-executive board director/advisor with companies ranging from startups to the largest corporations in India. His deep experience and track record helps him to work with CEOs and boards in areas such as management strategy, business transformation, governance, shareholder interests, risk, and regulatory compliance. He is also an active angel investor and mentor for early stage startups.
Sridhar lives in Mumbai, India. He is a graduate of Delhi University and is also a Chartered Accountant.
FINCA Bank Georgia Management Team
Our management team brings vast experience, professional skills and expertise from various industry backgrounds
Irakli Elashvili joined FINCA Bank Georgia in September 2020 in the capacity of Chief Executive Officer.
Prior to joining FINCA Bank Georgia, Mr. Elashvili was World Bank’s consultant supporting the structural reform on pensions in Georgia. Immediately before this, Mr. Elashvili acted as a chief executive officer of TBC Capital LLC, investment banking arm of TBC Bank in Georgia. At the same time, Mr. Elashvili was the supervisory board member of the Georgian Stock Exchange. In his earlier career, Mr. Elashvili worked on various positions spanning across retail, commercial and investment banking functions at Barclays Bank and BNP Paribas in London, United Kingdom, as well as across management consulting, general management and turnaround management functions at PA Consulting Group in Tbilisi, Georgia. Mr. Elashvili’s experiences span multiple geographies, including Georgia, United Kingdom, Continental Europe, MENA, CEE and Caucasus.
Mr. Elashvili obtained an MBA degree from London Business School in 2008 and graduated from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University in 2002 with a Bachelor’s degree in banking and finance.
CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER OF JSC FINCA BANK GEORGIA
Giorgi Nadareishvili, Chief Commercial Officer of FINCA Bank Georgia, has over 15 years of senior-level experience managing microfinance banks throughout Georgia, Ukraine and Armenia. He has a solid background in MSME lending, branch network development, as well as non-credit operations management.
He joined FINCA Georgia in 2018 as Chief Commercial Officer. Prior to joining FINCA Bank Georgia, Giorgi worked as Chief Operating Officer of FINCA Armenia. For several years Giorgi worked for TBC Bank Constanta as a Chief Operations Officer, Chief Executive Officer and finally as a Chief Risk Officer. Before this role Giorgi worked for TBC Group, Georgia and gained valuable experience managing various functions ranging from sales, marketing and operations to customer service and back office.
Giorgi has also served for ProCreditBank in Georgia and Ukraine. He held the position of a Central Branch Manager at ProCreditBank Ukraine, as well as the position of a Chief Regional Officer at ProCreditBank Georgia for almost 7 years.
Giorgi Nadareishvili holds Master’s degree in Economics from the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia. In 2008 he also graduated from the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Pennsylvania. Since 2014 he has been a candidate for MBA degree Edinburgh Business School Herriot Watt University at the executive program.
David Zarandia General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of FINCA Bank Georgia, has over 8 years of experience in managerial positions in the field of legal affairs of the financial sector.
David Zarandia joined FINCA Georgia in 2006 and during 11 years he was in charge of ensuring compliance of FINCA Georgia activities with respective legal requirements. He actively participated in the key transformation processes of the company – FINCA transformation into microfinance organization in 2007 and transformation from microfinance organization into a commercial bank in 2013.
For several years David led legal support and problem loans management functions. As a bank corporate secretary, he worked on an implementation of the modern corporate management model. Prior to his career in FINCA Georgia David’s activity covered legal consulting and litigation in finance, energy, and medical law fields.
David Zarandia graduated from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia. He holds a Master’s Degree in Law (LL.M.) from Köln University (Germany). As of 2006 he is a member of the Georgian Bar Association.
FINCA Impact Finance’s Global Leadership
The FINCA Impact Finance leadership team manages a global organization of more than 12,000 employees
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