Brian King, Chief of Party, USAID Zrda Activity in Georgia
Brian King is a senior manager with 15 years of technical expertise in value chain and private sector competitiveness interventions, entrepreneurship promotion and MSME development, SME export promotion marketing, non-financial business development services, and MSME financing. Brian is adept at efficiently, transparently and effectively managing and implementing international development programs, with an emphasis on private sector and value chain development. Brian King has served in field-based senior management positions for large international non-governmental organizations and development consulting companies. He has served on boards for both commercial and non-profit micro and middle market finance institutions. Brian King has managed over US$ 60 million worth of high impact, multi-sector development programming during his career-to-date and has lived and/or worked in Romania, Indonesia, Mongolia, Liberia, Nigeria, Lebanon, Ethiopia, Tajikistan, and Myanmar.
Katy Chumburidze, Deputy Chief of Party, USAID Zrda Activity in Georgia
Katy Chumburidze brings more than 17 years’ experience of technical and managerial experience of USAID-funded projects in Georgia. As a Deputy Chief of Party for the newly launched the Zrda Activity in Georgia ($14.7 ml), Katy is responsible for overall vision and leadership of the project. Most recently, Katy led the Management and Operations Component for Governing for Growth (G4G) Project ($19.3ml) in Georgia, managing the administration, finances, communications, procurement, M&E, compliance and the grants program with 2.5ml USD budget. Prior to that, Katy Chumburidze has played both roles on the USAID/Georgia EPI project, taking lead on technical implementation of the project, and managing large scale grants program. Katy holds an MBA in international management from American University for the Humanities in Tbilisi.