COMPANY HISTORY

Consulting company CBI was founded in 2017. The company operates in the field of public financial management. Our activities are mainly related to the improvement of public financial management systems. To this end, we assist central and local governments, civic institutions, private companies, and ordinary citizens. We actively cooperate with international financial institutions on the way to achieve our goals and objectives.

The consulting company is staffed with highly qualified, professional staff who have extensive practical experience in public finance management. Our staff was directly involved in the process of establishing public finances in Georgia and is still actively involved in the implementation of various important projects.
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VISION & MISSION

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Mission

  • Implementation of progressive approaches and services in the field of public financial management
  • Institutionally strengthen the government institutions involved in the country's public financial management, increase the accountability and transparency of these institutions
  • Civil institutions, the private sector, and ordinary citizens need to have access and be able to freely access public services in order to receive the information they are interested in about public finance

Vision

  • Values
    Professional Excellence and Stewardship. We value innovative, timely, efficient, solution-oriented, and cost-effective services and systems. We are committed to achieving the highest levels of customer satisfaction. We provide leadership to the community in delivering proactive financial solutions and services that encompass sound financial controls and the effective and efficient use of resources.

  • Integrity
    We provide services in an honest, ethical, open, courteous, caring, and concerned manner, respecting people and the free exchange of ideas.

  • Our Focus
    We are committed to the success of our partners as they are our most valuable resource.

 

KEY TEAM MEMBERS

Papuna Petriashvili

He has 20-year experience in PFM. He went through a career path from the specialist up to the First Deputy Minister of Finance and Vice-Mayor of Tbilisi Municipality in 2001-2014. He was holding high-rank positions in both Central and Local-Self Government institutions and was always directly supervising the Public Financial Management issues as his major task. Papuna Petriashvili was actively involved in the development of various primary and secondary legislation regulating public finances in Georgia, including the first Budget Code of Georgia, Budget Classification of Georgia, Program Budget Methodology, and others. Papuna Petriashvili has been actively participating in public finance management reforms international donor-funded projects in Georgia as an external consultant, senior official, and/or adviser in the fields of public finance, since 2015.

Mr. Petriashvili works as a managing partner of consulting company CBI that executes development projects in PFM sector partnering with different international development organizations. For further details, please see below CV - Papuna Petriashvili.

Work Experience

  • 2017 - To present; Managing partner of consulting company CBI;
  • 2015 - To present; Scholar at Institute of Economic Studies;
  • 2012 - 2014 Deputy Mayor of Tbilisi, Tbilisi City Hall;
  • 2009 - 2012 First Deputy Minister of Finance of Georgia; Head of State Treasury of Georgia;
  • 2007 - 2009 Deputy Minister of Finance of Georgia;
  • 2005 - 2007 Head of Municipal Department of Finance, Tbilisi City Hall;
  • 2004 - 2005 Deputy Head of Budget Department, Ministry of Finance of Georgia;
  • 2003 - 2004 Head of Budget Politics Division, Budget Department, Ministry of Finance of Georgia;
  • 2001 - 2003 Specialist, State Budget Division, Budget Department, Ministry of Finance of Georgia

Paata Gobejisvhili

He has 15 years of experience in public finance management. He has held all the positions from the position of a specialist of the Financial Service of the Tbilisi City Hall to the position of the Deputy Head of the Service. Paata Gobejishvili's current position is also related to public finances. He is the Head of the Financial Department of the “Rural and Agricultural Development Agency” of the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia/ Since 2015, Paata Gobejishvili has been actively involved in various projects implemented by donor organizations in the field of public finance management. Since 2018, he has been an active member of the CBI team and together with other team members of the CBI, participates in projects implemented by this organization.
During 2017-2020, Paata Gobejishvili evaluated Public Finance Management systems in 6 municipalities of Georgia using PEFA indicators, such as Kareli, Terjola, Lagodekhi, Mtskheta, Gurjaani, and Dedoplistskaro municipalities. In addition, he was actively involved in the implementation of Result-based (program) budgeting in municipalities. He also has experience as a trainer.

Darejan Jishkariani

She has 12 years of experience working in the field of public finance. For the period of 2008-2019, she was holding various positions in the Financial City Service of Tbilisi City Hall. Since 2019, she has been holding the position of Financial Manager at N(N)LE "Public Communication Agency". Since 2017, Darejan Jishkariani has been actively involved in various projects implemented by donor organizations in the field of public finance management. In 2017-2020, she evaluated Lanchkhuti (2017) and Borjomi (2019) municipalities using PEFA indicators. She participated in PEFA training conducted in May 2018 at the Academy of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia by Kromann Kristensen – Head of PEFA Secretariat.

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