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Our team

Besik Melashvili

Geodistribution
CFO

In 2018, Besik Melashvili worked as an accountant at Smart Capital Group, and since 2019, he has been the CFO of the Group’s subsidiary, Geodistribution Ltd. He has many years of experience in accounting and auditing throughout Georgia.
Besik graduated from Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Finance and Banking, and continued his studies at the Faculty of Law.

Tamaz Bidzishvili

Chief Engineer - Head of Technical Service

In 1972 he graduated from the Georgian Technical University - Faculty of Energy.
Specialty: Automation of electric drive and industrial equipment.

He was conferred the diploma in electrical engineering.

In 1972, he started working as an engineer at Electrical Design and Research Institute of Heavy Industry, later served as a senior engineer and leading engineer.

Since 1980 he has been working as a chief power engineer, chief engineer, chief metrologist of the production enterprise "Tbiltambako" branch.

From 1998 he worked as a Chief Power Engineer at JSC "Tbilisi Tobacco", then as the Head of the Technical Department.

From 2011 up to present he has been holding the position of a Chief Engineer in the above-mentioned company.

Gizo Dolidze

Production Manager

Gizo Dolidze, born 14-03-2021. In 1999 Graduated  Tbilisi Technical University lawyers degree with honors.

From 2011 I am working In Tbilisi Tobacco on different positions:

  • 2011-2012 – head of cigarette workshop ;
  • 2012-2019 – head of production;
  • 2019 was working as head of Ltd “ Geo distribution”;
  • 2019 till now – working as head of production.

Genadi Shoshiashvili

Chief Technologist

Graduated from Krasnodar Polytechnic Institute in 1975 majoring in Tobacco Technology.

From 1975 to 1982 he worked in the fermentation plant of "Tbilisi Tobacco" and in the division of "Saktambako".

From 1983 to 1987 he was the representative of the Soviet Union in foreign trade in the Republic of India, being involved in tobacco purchase.

From 1988 to 2000 he worked in "Tbiltambako" union.

From 2000 up to present he has been working in "Tbilisi Tobacco" - as a head of the plant.

Ilia Kantaria

Tobacco
CFO

Tamaz Shengelaia has been the financial director of Tbilisi Tobacco, a subsidiary of Smart Capital Group, since 2018. He graduated from the Faculty of Space Equipment of St. Petersburg State University in 1999 and gained 22 years of work experience in the field of finance.

At different  times he worked as an Assistant Chief Accountant at Interpolis Insurance Company (1998-1999), credit officer at the Georgian Post Bank (1999-2001), Financial Manager at Samgori Ltd. (2001-2006), CFO at Ioli (2006-2011) and at Tbilisi Tobacco (2011-2015), and Chief Accountant at Jacobs Douwe Egberts Caucasus (2015-2018).

Ilia Kantaria

Tobacco
Head of Geodistribution

Mr. Kantaria joined Smart Capital Group in 2016. He graduated from Tbilisi State University, where he was educated in  Finance and Business Administration. He worked for successful organizations such as Samgori Ltd.,  the Georgian vegetable oils company “Karva” and  Coca-Cola Bottlers Georgia.

Until 2016, he was an employee of our subsidiary, Shilda Winery, and is currently the head of Geodistribution.

Levan Skamkochaishvili

Tobacco
CEO

Levan Skamkochaishvili joined Smart Capital Group in 2011. He graduated from  Moscow P. Lumumba Peoples’ Friendship University. Since 1988 he  was  a HES  manager and currently holds the position of CEO  of Tbilisi Tobacco, a subsidiary of Smart Capital Group,.

Alexi Andriadze

Tobacco
Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Alexi Andriadze joined a subsidiary of Smart Capital Group - JSC Tbilisi Tobacco at the position of Chief Operating Officer in 2011 and in 2019 was appointed Chairman of the Supervisory Board.

Alexi received his bachelor's degree from the European School of Business (ESM) in 1998. He has 23 years of work experience, of which 22 years on managerial positions: at first in the finance and marketing, and since 2001 - in the position of General Manager in the FMCG sector.

Alexi worked for various companies, namely Samgori Alco (alcoholic beverages production, 2001-2003), and in 2003-2008 he was the CEO of Samgori Group. He was also the founder/manager of Tsikolia Design (2008-2011).

Marika Vakhtangishvili

Member of the Board of Directors

Ms. Vakhtangishvili joined Smart Capital in 2016 and has been the Group Chief Financial Officer ever since. Prior to that, she was a Manager at the LLP Ernst & Young Los Angeles and LLC EY Georgia Assurance Practice.

She has a BBA from the European School of Management (ESM) in Georgia and is also a chartered accountant

Rati Ghvamberia

Member of the Board of Directors

Starting as a junior financial analyst at the Smart Capital Group in 2005, Mr. Ghvamberia has been gradually promoted to various executive positions. His name is associated with the execution of numerous successful projects. For a long period of time, he held various executive positions at the Smart Capital Group.

Since 2017, he has been appointed the Company CEO. Mr. Ghvamberia directly leads all companies and projects that are under the umbrella of Smart Capital Group.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the Caucasus Business School and an MBA with honors in Business Administration from the Grenoble Business School.

Rati Ghvamberia

Member of the Board of Directors

Starting as a junior financial analyst at the Smart Capital Group in 2005, Mr. Ghvamberia has been gradually promoted to various executive positions. His name is associated with the execution of numerous successful projects. For a long period of time, he held various executive positions at the Smart Capital Group.

Since 2017, he has been appointed the Company CEO. Mr. Ghvamberia directly leads all companies and projects that are under the umbrella of Smart Capital Group.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the Caucasus Business School and an MBA with honors in Business Administration from the Grenoble Business School.

Marika Vakhtangishvili

Member of the Board of Directors

Ms. Vakhtangishvili joined Smart Capital in 2016 and has been the Group Chief Financial Officer ever since. Prior to that, she was a Manager at the LLP Ernst & Young Los Angeles and LLC EY Georgia Assurance Practice.

She has a BBA from the European School of Management (ESM) in Georgia and is also a chartered accountant

Alexi Andriadze

Tobacco
Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Alexi Andriadze joined a subsidiary of Smart Capital Group - JSC Tbilisi Tobacco at the position of Chief Operating Officer in 2011 and in 2019 was appointed Chairman of the Supervisory Board.

Alexi received his bachelor's degree from the European School of Business (ESM) in 1998. He has 23 years of work experience, of which 22 years on managerial positions: at first in the finance and marketing, and since 2001 - in the position of General Manager in the FMCG sector.

Alexi worked for various companies, namely Samgori Alco (alcoholic beverages production, 2001-2003), and in 2003-2008 he was the CEO of Samgori Group. He was also the founder/manager of Tsikolia Design (2008-2011).

Levan Skamkochaishvili

Tobacco
CEO

Levan Skamkochaishvili joined Smart Capital Group in 2011. He graduated from  Moscow P. Lumumba Peoples’ Friendship University. Since 1988 he  was  a HES  manager and currently holds the position of CEO  of Tbilisi Tobacco, a subsidiary of Smart Capital Group,.

Ilia Kantaria

Tobacco
Head of Geodistribution

Mr. Kantaria joined Smart Capital Group in 2016. He graduated from Tbilisi State University, where he was educated in  Finance and Business Administration. He worked for successful organizations such as Samgori Ltd.,  the Georgian vegetable oils company “Karva” and  Coca-Cola Bottlers Georgia.

Until 2016, he was an employee of our subsidiary, Shilda Winery, and is currently the head of Geodistribution.

Ilia Kantaria

Tobacco
CFO

Tamaz Shengelaia has been the financial director of Tbilisi Tobacco, a subsidiary of Smart Capital Group, since 2018. He graduated from the Faculty of Space Equipment of St. Petersburg State University in 1999 and gained 22 years of work experience in the field of finance.

At different  times he worked as an Assistant Chief Accountant at Interpolis Insurance Company (1998-1999), credit officer at the Georgian Post Bank (1999-2001), Financial Manager at Samgori Ltd. (2001-2006), CFO at Ioli (2006-2011) and at Tbilisi Tobacco (2011-2015), and Chief Accountant at Jacobs Douwe Egberts Caucasus (2015-2018).

Besik Melashvili

Geodistribution
CFO

In 2018, Besik Melashvili worked as an accountant at Smart Capital Group, and since 2019, he has been the CFO of the Group’s subsidiary, Geodistribution Ltd. He has many years of experience in accounting and auditing throughout Georgia.
Besik graduated from Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Finance and Banking, and continued his studies at the Faculty of Law.

Gizo Dolidze

Production Manager

Gizo Dolidze, born 14-03-2021. In 1999 Graduated  Tbilisi Technical University lawyers degree with honors.

From 2011 I am working In Tbilisi Tobacco on different positions:

  • 2011-2012 – head of cigarette workshop ;
  • 2012-2019 – head of production;
  • 2019 was working as head of Ltd “ Geo distribution”;
  • 2019 till now – working as head of production.

Genadi Shoshiashvili

Chief Technologist

Graduated from Krasnodar Polytechnic Institute in 1975 majoring in Tobacco Technology.

From 1975 to 1982 he worked in the fermentation plant of "Tbilisi Tobacco" and in the division of "Saktambako".

From 1983 to 1987 he was the representative of the Soviet Union in foreign trade in the Republic of India, being involved in tobacco purchase.

From 1988 to 2000 he worked in "Tbiltambako" union.

From 2000 up to present he has been working in "Tbilisi Tobacco" - as a head of the plant.

Tamaz Bidzishvili

Chief Engineer - Head of Technical Service

In 1972 he graduated from the Georgian Technical University - Faculty of Energy.
Specialty: Automation of electric drive and industrial equipment.

He was conferred the diploma in electrical engineering.

In 1972, he started working as an engineer at Electrical Design and Research Institute of Heavy Industry, later served as a senior engineer and leading engineer.

Since 1980 he has been working as a chief power engineer, chief engineer, chief metrologist of the production enterprise "Tbiltambako" branch.

From 1998 he worked as a Chief Power Engineer at JSC "Tbilisi Tobacco", then as the Head of the Technical Department.

From 2011 up to present he has been holding the position of a Chief Engineer in the above-mentioned company.