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