Georgia Capital welcomes Maria Chatti-Gautier to its Board as Independent Director

– GEORGIA, Tbilisi –  Georgia Capital PLC (LON: CGEO) today announced the appointment of Maria Chatti-Gautier to its Board of Directors as an independent non-executive director with immediate effect.

Ms. Chatti-Gautier has also been appointed as a member of the Investment, Remuneration and Nomination Committees and will join the Supervisory Board of JSC Georgia Capital.

“We are pleased to welcome Maria to our Board of Directors. With more than 25 years’ experience in private equity transactions with a hands-on approach and leadership role in investment execution, build-up and exit strategies, Maria is bringing valuable expertise for the Group’s future development. We are also pleased to increase the number of female directors in the Board, in line with our commitment to high standards of corporate governance.” said Irakli Gilauri, Chairman and CEO .

About Maria Chatti-Gautier

Ms Chatti-Gautier has over 25 years of experience in private equity in prominent financial institutions and has sat on the Board of Directors of over 30 companies. She currently serves as Partner of Trail Management, an Independent Euro-Chinese Private Equity investment firm, where she invests in European midcap companies to develop them in China. Ms Chatti-Gautier started her career at Chase Manhattan Bank in Paris before joining BAII. She spent 15 years at Natixis Private Equity, before moving to Oddo Private Equity and Drake Star Partners. Her activities included sourcing, analyzing, managing and monitoring a large number of investments and exits. Through her own consulting firm, Ms Chatti-Gautier has also advised various investment and fundraising programmes in Europe, Lebanon and the MENA region. Ms Chatti-Gautier currently serves as a board member and member of the Audit Committee of Groupe Pizzorno Environnement, a leading French operator in the waste management business listed on Euronext. She is as a director of Buffet Crampon Group, a major producer of wind musical instruments and sits on the Strategic Committee of family-owned Thés de la Pagode. She is also a board member and Treasurer of the Arab Reform Initiative, a leading think tank with partners from MENA, Europe and the USA.

Ms Chatti-Gautier holds an MBA with a major in Finance from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales-HEC, with joint MBA programmes from London Business School and NYU Stern.

About Georgia Capital PLC

Georgia Capital is a platform for buying, building and developing businesses in Georgia with holdings in sectors that are expected to benefit from the continued growth and further diversification of the Georgian economy. The Group seeks to capture growth in the sectors in which it currently operates and drive the development of new high-growth businesses in Georgia, which it intends to add either by acquiring businesses in their early development stage or by establishing greenfield businesses, often consolidating fragmented or underdeveloped markets. The Group currently has nine private businesses: a water utility business; a renewable energy business; a housing development business; a hospitality and commercial real estate business; a property and casualty insurance business; a beverages business; an education business; an auto service business and a digital services business. Georgia Capital also has two public company holdings: Georgia Healthcare Group PLC, a UK incorporated holding company of the largest healthcare services provider in Georgia, which is also the largest pharmaceuticals retailer and wholesaler in the country; and Bank of Georgia Group PLC, a leading universal bank in Georgia.

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