Board of Directors' member, FINCA Armenia
Vazha Maisuradze was born on May 15, 1972. He has been involved into the field of micro financing since 1999. He joined FINCA Family in September 2009. Vazha has served as the Eurasia Regional Credit Manager at FINCA Microfinance Holding Company (FMH), previously occupying the position of the COO of FINCA Bank Georgia. Prior to FINCA he worked for Frankfurt School of Finance and Management as Senior Bank Advisor, implementing downscaling microfinance projects in a number of countries: Georgia, Moldova and Turkey. Vazha also worked as a COO for Tao Bank in Georgia and Customer Relationship Manager at European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE), a large microfinance investment fund. Vazha started his microfinance career at ProCredit Bank Georgia, where he grew from the position of Loan Officer to Branch Manager. He holds a Master Degree from the Tbilisi State University in Business Organization and Management and has graduated from the American Bankers Association Stonier School of Banking.
- What do you like to do for fun?
- What I like most is traveling, because I believe it makes me happier, it elevates my mind, widens horizon and, therefore, helps me fulfill my dreams. Other things that I love is to taste different cuisines and wines. And of course listen to Pink Floyd.
- If you could spend the day with one person from history, who would it be and why?
- Dalai Lama XIV. I would love to spend some time with him through conversations and learn from his practical wisdom how I can defeat day-to-day anxiety, insecurity, anger and discouragement. Learn how I can reach inner peace and happiness – which is the ultimate purpose of life.
- From whom or what do you draw inspiration in your everyday life?
- I draw inspiration from my parents, who have dedicated their entire life to their children and still continue doing everything to make us happy. They have done an unbelievable job, especially considering hard times in early 90’s, sacrificing themselves to ensure we have prospects in our lives.