Tamar Kusikashvili, the head of the legal service at the National Bank of Georgia, has confirmed her departure without elaborating further.
“I confirm and I will not comment on the rest,” Tamar Kusikashvili told to Formula.
The National Bank of Georgia experienced a series of personnel changes following an amendment by Natia Turnava, the acting president. This amendment stipulates that international sanctions can only be applied to Georgian citizens if there is a guilty verdict in a relevant Georgian court case.
These changes were prompted by the US Treasury Department’s sanctions against the former Prosecutor General of Georgia, Otar Fartskhaladze.
As a result of this alteration, several high-ranking officials left their positions at the National Bank of Georgia, including three vice-presidents: Papuna Lezhava, Nikoloz Gagua, and Archil Mestvirishvili, who also resigned from the National Bank’s Board. Additionally, Giorgi Bakradze, the adviser to the president of the National Bank, and Gvantsa Tskitishvili, the head of the human resources management and development department, also stepped down.