Irakli Garibashvili held an introductory finding Asian Development Bank’s new Director in Georgia Yesim Elhan-Kayalar.
The two sides discussed troubles of cooperation between ADB and Georgia. The discussion centered on Asian Development Bank-funded projects in Georgia and future mutual.
Cooperation for 2014-2018 Strategy (CPS) was especially stressed through the meeting. In accordance with CPS, Georgia will receive support from ADB in the?following areas: energy sector, roads, water supply and sewerage systems, infrastructure and services; ADB can even assist Georgia with Public Sector; Private sector development. Other areas of cooperation include deepening within the financial sector; Governance; Gender equality and knowledge-based decision-making.
The Georgian Prime Minister wished Yesim Elhan-Kayalar success in her future be employed in Georgia.
Yesim Elhan-kaialari was appointed as the new head of your Asian Development Bank’s Permanent Mission in Georgia on September 30, 2015. In advance of her appointment to Georgia, Ms. Elhan-Kayalar has held public ADB-management positions in 10 countries from the Central and West Asia.
Ms. Elhan-Kayalar has 25 years or so of work experience development agencies all over the world, the private sector, as well as higher education institutions. Yesim?Elhan-Kayalar holds a PhD in Economics through the University of California, together with qualifications from Harvard and University of Michigan in finance and management.