CEO of Adjara Group on His New Title

The Executive Director of Adjara Group, Valeri Chekheria, was this week named the 2018 Young World Leader by the World Economic Forum.

GEORGIA TODAY caught up with him at an exhibition held by the ‘Shuki Movida' organization, of which Chekheria is a great supporter, to find out his reaction to receiving the title.

“It’s a big responsibility and an additional ‘job’ that I very much look forward to, as part of which I’ll be focusing on ways to develop Georgia and introduce its potential to the world over the next five years. We’ll be working on global issues- not local issues alone- human rights, culture, education and such. I believe Georgia can be number one in education, economy, investment, and hospitality. What we have done so far- and so successfully- in the hospitality sector is just the beginning. There will be a big meeting in San Francisco in September to set the agenda for the next year with regards activities to open people’s eyes to what Georgia is and what it can offer.”

Valeri Chekheria, Chief Executive Officer at Adjara Group Hospitality, Georgia, has been dubbed “one of the visionaries leading the creative transformation of Georgia's capital, Tbilisi.”

His company is said to be on the cusp of “revolutionizing the hospitality industry as the country raises the tourism bar and positions itself as an emerging European destination.” [source: widgets.weforum.org]

The world's most promising and hopeful artists, business persons, public servants, technicians and social workers are invited to join the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders (YGL). They join the union and the five-year program, within which they have to think beyond their competence and thus become more influential and more effective leaders.

The 100 most prominent leaders in the age group of 40 years were selected to “create an inclusive and sustainable future.”

Each is named for their innovative activities, unconventional approach to problems and the bridges they have built between cultures, businesses, government and civil society.

 

14 May 2018 20:48
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