Leadership

GIF is an amalgamation of unique talent, diverse skill-sets and years of business experience and expertise. The leadership team is the heart and soul of the company and the reason why it has been so successful. Our experts exude confidence, trust and reliability - elements that are necessary for any professional partnership to work.

Kenichi Osugi

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Kenichi Osugi possesses more than 25 years’ experience of cross-border investment and M&A. Mr. Kenichi is responsible for the overall management in fundraising and business alliance between Japanese potential investors and entrepreneurs.

Mr. Kenichi started his professional career from the Official Development Assistance programme of the Government of Japan and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). He has extensive experience in various international businesses as a Financial Manager including the likes of TOSHIBA and HITACHI, specializing in corporate valuation and project finance.

At the same time, Mr. Kenichi is also an advisor and investor, collaborating with investment-type crowdfunding platforms to promote cross-border financing, especially in emerging countries, which greatly benefits GIF.

Bidzina Bejuashvili

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Bidzina Bejuashvili is the chairman 
of the Supervisory Board of GIF. Mr. Bejuashvili served as a Vice-President at the leading global investment banking firm JPMorgan Chase, London. He was responsible for equity research coverage of the oil & gas sector in Russia, CEE, Middle East and Latin America. 

Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase in October 2005, Mr. Bejuashvili served in similar capacities at the Italian Unicredit (2003-2005) and RZB Austria, London (2000-2003). 

Prior to moving to London in 2000, Mr. Bejuashvili served, first, as an analyst and, later, 
as the Head of Equity Research at Raiffeisenbank, Moscow (1996-2000).

Mr. Bejuashvili started his investment banking career with the CEE corporate finance arm of MeesPierson, one of the oldest Dutch banks, in 1996. Mr. Bejuashvili has nineteen years 
of professional experience in investment banking.

Tamnaz Mikadze

CEO

Tamaz Mikadze joined GIF in 2018. Prior to joining GIF, Mr. Mikadze has been managing Infrastructure and Agro/Environment projects for East Capital in Georgia. 

He has spent most of his 23 year business career occupying different roles, including Consultant, Project Leader, General Manager and Board Member. 

Mr. Mikadze has been awarded a PhD in Technical Sciences in 2008. He has spent several years abroad, in Germany, Lithuania and Russia.

Giorgi Pipia

Managing Director

Giorgi brings more than 25 years of investment project management experience to Global Innovation Fund, and is responsible for Investor Relations and Project Management Supervisory of investment projects that are submitted to GIF. 

Giorgi has experience of working in Japan as a business consultant for international projects initiated by Japanese companies from 1991 to 1998, and he has worked as an investment project consultant at various sectors such as mining, civil construction, agriculture and IT both in Georgia and Ukraine. 

Giorgi is currently based in Tbilisi, Georgia.