Secretary General

Ambassador Zviad Chumburidze

Secretary General (2013 – present)

Welcome to the website of EU-Georgia Business Council (EUGBC). This webpage intends to provide you with necessary information on the aims and purpose of the Council as well as on its current and planned activities.

At EUGBC, we aim to encourage the growth of investment and trade between the European Union (EU) and Georgia. The Council assists and advises its members on all questions relating to setting up and doing business in Georgia and the EU, through building business links, solving market access difficulties and overcoming regulatory obstacles. EUGBC also provides its members with information on investment related regulations and can assist with liaison between the Government of Georgia, EU Institutions and the Member States.

The EU-Georgia Association Agreement, will bring EU-Georgia relations to a qualitatively new level of cooperation. The Association Agreement with its integral part Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) promises our country new economic opportunities, increased trade dynamic with the EU member states, and important social, economic and political transformation.

This accelerated speed of EU-Georgia approximation further strengthens the role and functions of EUGBC as of a major European business association operating in Georgia. The Council is a major partner to the Government of Georgia in implementing the Communication and Information Strategy in the sphere of EU Integration for the period of 2014-2017 with respect to the issues related to DCFTA and business community. To support the EU association process and also help businesses adapt to a new regulatory environment, EUGBC envisages carrying out a number of important projects, such as business expos, economic exhibitions, business conferences and workshops, series of publications and seminars, as well as regular dialogue of business community with senior officials of the Georgian government and the EU institutions.

Through this website, we will keep you informed about the current and upcoming events of the Council. I do hope that this website will provide you with the information you are looking for.

Ambassador Zviad Chumburidze
EUGBC Secretary General


CV – Zviad Chumburidze

Ambassador Konstantin Zaldastanishvili (1960-2017)

Secretary General (2005- 2013)

Ambassador Konstantin Zaldastanishvili was the first Secretary General of EU-Georgia Business Council, serving on the position from 2005 to 2013.

From May 2013 to December, 2017, Mr. Zaldastanishvili was an Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Republic of Austria, Permanent Representative of Georgia to OSCE and other International Organizations in Vienna.