Papuna Lezhava
    Papuna Lezhava

    Member of the Board of the National Bank of Georgia, Vice-Governor

    Date of Birth




    CFA Institute (Washington D.C., United States of America), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) (2015);

    IE Business School (Madrid, Spain), Master of Arts in Finance (2010);

    American University in Bulgaria (Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria), Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (2008).

    Scientific Degree

    Master in Finance 

    Work Experience 

    Since December 2018 to December 2025 - Member of the Board of the National Bank of Georgia.
    2015-2018 Financial Officer International Finance Corporation (Washington D.C., USA).
    2013-2015 Advisor to Executive Director, the World Bank Group (Washington D.C., USA).
    2011-2013 Head of Financial Risks and Macro-prudential Policy Division, the National Bank of Georgia.
    2010-2011 Chief Specialist, Banking Supervision, the National Bank of Georgia.
    2008-2009 Chief Specialist, Banking Supervision, Financial Supervision Agency.
    05/2006-08/2006 Intern, PA Consulting.
    05/2005-08/2008 Intern, State Ministry for Euro-Atlantic Integration of Georgia.


    • "Pricing on Loans and Competition in the Banking Sector of Georgia" - Author, 2013
    • "Georgia and the European Union" - Co-Author, 2006