Our Consultants
Darkhan Sugurbekov
Panos E. Ktenidis
Dr. Brian Minty
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Darkhan Sugurbekov

Born in 1968 in Kazakhstan

Education:
Taraz State University, Specialization – Transport, Qualification – Mechanical engineer

Languages: 
Languages: Kazakh, Russian, English


Areas of expertise / relevant previous experience: 
mechanical engineering, transport services and specialized equipment, cargo related services for the gas sector

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Panos E. Ktenidis

Born in 1964

 

Education :    
1990 - 1991 City University Business School, London, U.K, Master of Business Administration degree in November 1991.

1982 – 1986 University of Piraeus, Piraeus, Greece, Bachelor of Science degree in July 1986.

 

Languages :   English, Greek, French

Areas of expertise / relevant previous experience: :

Financial and Management Consultant.

Budget monitoring, expenditure control, resource allocation, company reorganisation, strategic and investment planning, debt restructuring, distress financing, syndicated loans, IPO’s, secondary offerings.

Financial assets trader and advisor.

Financial appraisal of investments sponsored by EU development initiatives (i.e., Jessica, Jeremie, etc.)

Managing Director of Proastiakos S.A.

Executive Financial Advisor to the president and the managing director of the Hellenic Railways Organisation (Debt portfolio evaluation and restructuring Initiation, implementation and completion of EU funded actions and programmes, targeting the enhancement of the competitiveness of the Greek economy

Part time lecturer on economics, finance and management.

Professional Qualifications:

1998 A. I. F. Amsterdam. - Portfolio Management: Fixed Income Investments.

1997 A.C.B. London. - Training to exchange traded derivatives.

1996 I F.R. London. - Interest rate and currency swaps.

1995 Hellenic A.C.I. - Seminars on FX Swaps, IRS’s, FRA’s, Caps, Floors and Collars.

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Dr. Brian Minty

Born in 1960

 

Education:  

MBA – Business Management - “Heriot Watt University” (UK - Scotland); PhD in Petroleum Engineering – “Heriot Watt University” (UK – Scotland); PhD in Petroleum Chemistry - “Academy of Oil Sciences” (Azerbaijan); Chartered Chemist -“The Royal Society of Chemistry” (UK - London); High National Diploma in Chemistry - “Robert Gordon Institute of Technology” (UK - Scotland). Member of IOSH; Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA); Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (U.S.A.); Board Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (UK); Member of the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Engineers; Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK); Member of the Energy Institute (UK); Member of the Expert Network of The Society of Industry Leaders (international); Member of the American Association of Drilling Engineers (U.S.A.); Committee Member of the Energy Institute (UK). Member of Economic Chamber of Greece

Languages: English, French, Russian, Dutch, Portuguese

Areas of expertiserelevant previous experience:

Areas of expertise / relevant previous experience: Oil & gas exploration and production, feasibility studies, environmental engineering, energy investments, safety and environmental studies, carbon reduction strategy, auditing, design/management of wastewater treatment plants in petroleum industry, Registered Environmental Auditor recognized by the World Bank and EBRD; management of quality assurance programmes (ISO 9000) and environmental management programmes (EMAS/ISO 14000); Project Management in the field of oil, gas, power, environmental protection, Root Cause Analysis, Emergency Response Procedures and planning.

 

Nino Zhorzholadze
Shota Etsadashvili
Tornike Gotsiridze
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Nino Zhorzholadze

Born in 1984

Education
Master’s degree in Law - Georgian State University, Faculty of Law; Certificate in specifics of Insurance Law - Georgian Insurance Association.


Languages: Georgian, Russian, English.


Areas of expertise / relevant previous experience:

Civil law, specifically including corporate, insurance and contractual law, and public law. Provision of legal advisory services in private and public contexts.

 

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Shota Etsadashvili

Born in 1986

Education
MBA, Major in Energy Natural Resources and the Environment - Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Bergen, Norway; BBA in Management - Caucasus University (Formerly- Caucasus Business School), Affiliated to Georgia State University, GA, USA

Languages: Georgian, English, Russian, French, Turkish. 

Areas of expertise / relevant previous experience:
Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment, Construction and Operation of shore to sea loading terminals, Multimodal Logistics, Strategy and Concept Development, Strategy Communication, Team Leadership, Implementation Capacity, Market Research/Update, SOP/HSE Development, Business Modelling, Project Management, CPM, OP Management, deals involving commodities and energy resources around Asian, Caspian and Black Sea regions.

 

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Tornike Gotsiridze

Born in 1963

Education
Ph.D. in  Technical Sciences - Post Graduate School of Georgia Scientific-Research Institute of Energy; Diploma of Hydropower Construction Engineer - Georgian Technical University; Member of experts’ council of the Energy Subcommittee of the Georgian Parliament; Member of State Commission for alignment of Georgian environmental protection standards related to the gasoline with relevant EU regulations and directives; Head of experts’ panel at GOGC; Deputy Commercial Director at Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation;General Director and Founder of the Caucasus Monitoring and Consulting Centre; Director of AEAI-Georgia.


Languages: Georgian, Russian, English.

Areas of expertise / relevant previous experience:
Energy
sector (oil, gas, electricity), alignment of local legislation with EU Energy  directives, setting up and development of an energy regulatory institution, EU energy acquis; regulatory and legal drafting experience; 14 years of Managerial Experience, OECD DAC evaluation guidelines, external monitor and evaluator of  EC, USAID and the WB technical assistance projects, research background in Energy, Science and Technology Policy Studies, sociological surveys, gap analysis.

 

Beka Gumberidze
Prof. Dr Koutalakis Charambous
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Beka Gumberidze

Born in 1984

Education
BA Degree in Economics – University of Cologne; Economics in University of Applied Science BergischGladbach; BA in Economics – Western University Baku, Azerbaijan; Economic Relations, Bachelor of Art – Western University,Baku Azerbaijan.
Member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), Member of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)

Languages: Georgian, Russian, English, German, Azeri.

Areas of expertise / relevant previous experience:
Transport, Project Management, Logistics, Marketing, Human Resources,
team building, IT specialist

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Prof. Dr Koutalakis Charambous

Born in 1970

Education:
PHD - Cities and the Structural Funds: The Domestic Impact of EU Initiatives for Urban Development - European University Institute, Department of Social and Political Sciences (Florence, Italy); Μaster of Arts (MA) in Public Administration and Public Policy - University of Υork, Department of Politics (York, UK); BA in Public Administration and Public Policies - Department of Political Science and Public Administration - University of Athens (Athens, Greece).
Member of American Society of Public Administration (ASPA); Member of Board of Directors of World Wildlife Fund/Greece (WWF) and Head of Scientific Committee; Member of the Board of Directors (2008 – 2010), Information Society LTD (2010-2012); Member of Board of Directors of National Organization of Alternative Management of Package Waste, a state regulator of the recycling market in Greece (8/2010-6/2011); Member of Greek Institute of Administrative Sciences; Member of Chamber of Administration (www.dee.gr); Member of Hellenic Association of Political Science;  Member of Board of Directors of Nomos and Physis (Environmental NGO, 2006-2008)

Languages:
Greek, English, German, Italian, French

Areas of expertise:
Policy advisor in public sector organizations and consultancy regarding public administration reform; human resource management; academic research experience in the field of EU integration, public administration reform, pre-accession legal and administrative harmonization process and capacity building of candidate EU member states; re-engineering and regulatory reform; capacity building of national administrations and the approximation of EU law for public administrations; managing regional operational programs of the EU structural funds; teaching and training experience in the private and the public sector in the fields of EU integration and capacity building of national administrations, strategic planning, performance management, regulatory reform, and public policies; implementation of “e-government” and “e-voting”; Assistant Professor: Regulation, Public Administration and Public Policies, Decentralization and Local Government, Environmental Policy and Waste Management; case studies on Member states compliance with environmental and waste management laws; Package Waste; Energy and Climate Change
 

Our Mentors


Vadim Turdzeladze
Prof. Dimitris Tsamboulas
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Vadim Turdzeladze

In Memoriam
Our tribute to the prominent consultant

Born in 1955

Education
BSc of Economics, Transport and Communication Management - Georgian Engineering and Technological Institute, Diploma in Multimodal Transport - Training Institution of port of Hamburg, Diploma in Freight Forwarding - FIATA International Courses

Languages: English, Georgian, French, Russian

Areas of expertise / relevant previous experience:
Development and extension of regional transport networks and corridors (TEN-T, South Eastern European Regional Transport Network and TRACECA); Transport Logistics and Multimodal Transportation;  Freight forwarding; Trade and border-crossing facilitation; Identification and screening of investment and technical assistance projects; Development of new transport infrastructure projects; Pre-Feasibility and Feasibility studies in transport sectors; Drafting of secondary legislation on land transport; Preparation of Technical specifications and tender documentations for EC service and supply tenders; Extensive knowledge of European Commission’s Project Cycle Management Guideline

 

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Prof. Dimitris Tsamboulas

In Memoriam
Our tribute to the esteemed Professor

Born in 1950

Education:
Degree of Doctor of Philosophy - University of Massachusetts, U.S.A.; Degree of Civil Engineer (C.E.) - University of Massachusetts, U.S.A; Master of Science (M.Sc) in Civil Engineering – Massachusetts, U.S.A; Diploma of Civil Engineer, Specialisation in Transport Planning and Engineering - National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Member of Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers; Member of the Association of Greek Professional Civil Engineers; Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece; Member of Transportation Research Board Committees, USA; Member of the Steering / Advisory Committee of the Network of European Researchers (NETR), France; Member of the Publications Committee of Technical Chamber of Greece; Member of Hellenic non-profit Organisation for the protection of the Environment and Cultural Heritage.

Languages: Greek, English, French, German, Italian

Areas of expertise / relevant previous experience:
Transportation (planning and engineering), Transport Policy, Feasibility studies of transport infrastructure projects, Transportation management, Decision support systems, Transport logistics, Intermodality, modelling and forecasting, PPP in transport projects, new technologies and information systems for transport applications, Cost-Benefit and Multi-Criteria Analysis