Georgian Dream party names acting finance minister Mamuka Bakhtadze new prime minister

Bakhtadze became a cabinet minister last year. Photo: Mamuka Bakhtadze’s press office., 14 Jun 2018 - 19:06, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian Dream ruling party has named acting Finance Minister of Georgia Mamuka Bakhtadze, for the prime minister’s candidacy, after the resignation of Giorgi Kvirikashvili yesterday.

Georgia will be a powerful, European-style country,” Bakhtadze stated at a briefing shortly before.

He said that people have been and will be the main value of the Georgian Dream government.

Each initiative or effort will be for the better future of each Georgian citizen.  To achieve this goal we [the government] should be unanimous and principled, focused on high quality,” he said.

Between 2005 and 2006 Bakhtadze,36, served as the project manager of the Georgian Railway.

In 2010-2012 he was the director general of Georgia’s International Energy Corporation.

  • In 2013- 2017, before taking the finance minister’s post, he served as the director general of Georgian Railway.

Bakhtadze holds a doctoral degree in technical sciences and also a master’s degree in business administration from the INSEAD Business School in France.