Mr. Archil Bakuradze is the Executive Chairman of Crystal. He chairs the Supervisory Board and Assets and Liabilities Committee. Archil has founded Crystal being involved in its management and governance since 1998. He was a Chairman and currently serves as a Board Member of the Georgian Microfinance Association. As part of his commitment to civil society, Archil holds non-executive positions in the Business and Economic Centre in the Parliament of Georgia and Charity Humanitarian Center “Abkhazeti”. For his contribution to the Internally Displaced People, in 2003, he received the international award from the Dutch Refugee Foundation (Stichting Vluchteling). Archil Bakuradze holds a BA in Economics from the Georgian Institute of Sub-tropic Agriculture and MBA degree from the Lancaster University. He is the UK FCO Chevening scholar and Fellow of the John Smith Trust.