Is the Chief Executive Officer of MFO Crystal. He is an accomplished project manager and IT governance specialist with extensive experience leading change management projects in the IT and banking sectors. He began his career as a web developer, moving into IT Project Management for a US Law firm in 2007-2009 and DPK Consulting in 2009. Joining the Bank of Georgia in 2009, he rose to Deputy Chief Information Officer in 2014, leading several complex projects including the acquisition of PrivatBank Georgia and an agile transformation initiative, appointed as MFO Crystal’s CEO since June 2019. Since 2011, he has been a project management consultant for several public and private organizations and was a lecturer in Project Management and Management Information Systems at Free University of Tbilisi until 2019. Ilia is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with graduate degrees in Project Management from George Washington University, and IT and Business Innovation from Jönköping University in Sweden, as well as an undergraduate Mathematics degree from the Georgian Technical University.