Acting Governor, National Bank of Georgia
Natia Turnava has been the First Vice-Governor and Acting Governor of the National Bank of Georgia since June 2023. She is a member of the Board of the National Bank of Georgia from June 2022. Prior to joining the NBG Board, in 2019-2022 Natia Turnava held the position of Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, having been a Deputy Minister in 2018-2019. Prior to that, she was the Deputy Executive Director of the Partnership Fund for five years. In 2006-2013, Natia Turnava was a member of the Board of Directors of Georgian Industrial Group (GIG), Ltd; General Director and a Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Georgian International Energy Corporation Ltd. Earlier, in 2000-2005, she served as the First Deputy Minister of Economy of Georgia. An economist by profession, she holds a Ph.D. in economics. She also took her Master’s degree in Business Administration at the University of Cumbria, Great Britain, in 2014. During her career, she has been engaged as a lecturer by several higher educational institutions in Tbilisi.