Minister of Finance of Georgia
Lasha Khutsishvili

Place of birth



2002-2006 - European High School of Management-Tbilisi (Bachelor Degree in Business Administration);

2002-2006 - Preston University (Bachelor of Arts in General Management)

Professional Experience

Since 01.04.2021 - Minister of Finance of Georgia;

02.2014-04.2021 - Deputy Minister of Finance of Georgia;

07.2016-09.2020 - Elected Member of the Steering Group of the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS (Base erosion and profit shifting);

01.2013-02.2014 - Director General, Georgia Revenue Service;

01.2008-2013 - Ernst & Young LLC Tbilisi Office, Tax & Legal;

2007-2008 - Member, The Council of Tax Resolution, Ministry of Finance of Georgia


English, Russian

Marital Status

Married, two children

Prime Minister of Georgia
Irakli Gharibashvili
Speaker of Parliament of Georgia
Shalva Papuashvili
President of Georgia
Salome Zurabishvili
PM Irakli Gharibashvili chairs the Economic Council session
Irakli Gharibashvili meets with EU, US, UK sanctions officials
Parliamentary Secretary of the President: The political council of the ruling party has no right to interfere in the competences of the President and the National Bank
Shalva Papuashvili: The President is inciting problems for the functioning of the institutions - the expectation of the Georgian people is that President will be constructive, it is a pity that we do not see this constructiveness
Tina Bokuchava: Georgian Dream is trying to seize the National Bank this time - the accusations against the President are another attempt to seize the state
Gia Volski: The impeachment procedure is not expected, Salome Zurabishvili, as a person, is not considered an opposing force
Administration of President explains why Salome Zurabishvili refuses to submit Lasha Khutsishvili’s candidacy as NGB board member
Irakli Zarkua: Does the President not like Lasha Khutsishvili's name? Is there any problem with his competence?! - "He is competent, experienced, but I don't like him" - Well, we won't allow such an approach!
Georgian Dream: The Parliament of Georgia will have to override the veto and finally adopt the amendments to the organic law on the National Bank of Georgia, the purpose of which is to ensure the smooth operation of the National Bank
Georgian Dream: There are clear signs that the President of Georgia is purposefully obstructing the regular activities of the National Bank of Georgia with her actions
Minister of Finance: We have not seen any evidence which would make someone suspect that the enforcement of international sanctions in Georgia is not being carried out properly
Lasha Khutsishvili: More than 1020 customs decisions to return sanctioned goods and 600 customs decisions to refuse the application of a person regarding the intention to export or re-export goods have been made
Minister of Finance to be heard in the Parliament today
Administration: We deem it unfortunate that the representative of the President was not invited to the meeting of the National Security Council - it is difficult to understand why the representative of the Supreme Commander was left out of the discussions
Irakli Garibashvili holds National Security Council meeting
Lasha Khutsishvili: We have had two-digit economic growth for two years, which impacts the employment rate as well
Lasha Khutsishvili: After the sanctions came into force, more than 1000 customs operations were canceled - there are more than 500 cases when business operators were warned in advance that the international sanctions would be violated by performing the said operation
Lasha Khutsishvili: Immediately after the approval of the lists of sanctioned goods and persons, the Revenue Service of the Ministry of Finance started to strictly control the movement of sanctioned cargoes
George Katcharava - Armenia Azerbaijan Confrontation: War or Peace?
Shalva Papuashvili: Georgia’s NATO membership should be above partisan politics