Professor Levan Kistauri
Levan Kistauri graduated from Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Economics (1991), with specialization in ,,Banking and Finance”. He obtained the Ph.D. in Economics in his alma mater (1994). Has attended and passed the trainings and internships at the educational, research and financial institutions of the USA, UK, France, Germany, Canada and Austria.
Working activities has begun as an economist at the finance department of the Tbilisi Didube District Municipality (1990), has worked as the division head at the Ministry of Finance of Georgia (1991-1992), as the deputy head and head of the Foreign Exchange Department at the National Bank of Georgia (1992-1994), head of the Banking Supervision and Regulation Department at the National Bank of Georgia (1994-1999), head of the Macroeconomic Researches and Monetary Policy Department at National Bank of Georgia (1999-2000), first deputy head and head of the Treasury Service of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia (2000-2001), Head of Excise Services of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia (2002-2003), chairman of the Customs Department of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia (2001-2002, 2003-2004). From 2004 year he is a managing partner of Business Management Bureau” LLC,
Member of the Securities Council (1994-1999). Member of the Audit Board under the Parliament of Georgia (1995-2000). Member of the American Economic Association. Professor a the Saint Andrew the First-Called Georgian University of the Patriarchate of Georgia (2014).
He lectured first as the visiting professor, than as associated professor at the Tbilisi State University (1995-2009), as the full professor at the International Black Sea University (2009-2014). From 2014 year is a full professor and head of Finance and Banking program at Economics and Business Administration Faculty of the St. Andrew the First-Called Georgian University.
Researches and Publications
Levan Kistauri is an author up to fifty books, research papers and publications about economics, macroeconomic and monetary policy, tax and finance policy, state budget and banking.
Fluent in English and Russian.