Natia Turnava

Deputy CEO

Before joining the Partnership Fund in 2013, Ms. Turnava has over 15 years of top executive management experience in private and public sectors. She was also a management board member of the largest Georgian private industrial group (GIG) and CEO of its subsidiary, the Georgian International Energy Corporation (GIEC). Under her management since 2007, GIEC increased its sales by 55%, electric power output sevenfold and installed capacity twelvefold. Before joining largest national corporations, Ms. Turnava served the post of the First Deputy Minister of Economy for seven years and participated in the design and implementation of internationally acclaimed reforms which led to Georgia’s double-digit economic growth (2007) and the World’s Top Reformer title (WB, 2006). Other occupations held were predominantly of an executive level, in the public sector (Parliamentary Secretary Office of the President (1999), Tbilisi City Council (1998–2000), State Chancellery (1997-98)). PhD in Economics from Tbilisi State University obtained in 1994, was followed by Senior Scientist-Researcher work at the Institute of Democracy and Political Science of Georgia (1994-96) and further academic development through crash courses at Harvard and IMF. As a progressively developing professional, Ms. Turnava is now a 2014 MBA candidate at UK University of Cambria in Collaboration with Robert Kennedy College (Zurich).