Issue 5, 2014. October-November


Amcham Youth Leadership Program

AmCham Georgia teams up with member businesses to support best practices for future business leaders. This unique pilot program brings 20-30 top students from AmCham member universities into a program of mentorship with some of the leading business representatives in Georgia. The mentors will lead interactive workshops for these students giving advice on international best practices in the Georgian context in areas such as intellectual property rights, time management, presentation skills, conflict resolution, business communications and more.

This program empowers students on their path towards a successful career, and benefits members by giving them access, through our student career promotion segment, to some of the most motivated university students in the country for jobs and/or internships.

Our program will help these future business leaders reach their great potential as responsible business men and women in Georgia.

AmCham expresses our gratitude to member representative mentors who enthusiastically support this pilot program. These mentors are top level managers from: PwC, CanArgo Georgia, Deloitte, Grant Thornton, BAT, Microsoft Georgia, National Center for Dispute Resolution, GAU and Liberty Bank.

Participating Universities
- Georgian American University (GAU)
- Free University
- Agricultural University
- Caucasus University

Program Mentors

Robin McCone
PwC | Director
Topic: Megatrends

John Robinson
Deloitte | Partner
Topic: Presentation skills

Nelson Petrosyan
Grant Thornton | Director, Partner
Topic: Consultative Selling - how to become a trusted advisor

Zviad Skhvitaridze
British American Tobacco | Head of Corporate & Regulatory Affairs Caucasus
Topic: Government Relations, Lobbyism and its specificities in the Caucasus

Michael Cowgill
GAU | President
Topic: Business Communications

Giorgi Chaladze
National Center for Dispute Resolution | Founder, Mediator
Topic: Conflict Phycology, Alternative Dispute Resolution

David Asatiani
Microsoft | General Manager
Topic: Intellectual Property Rights

Cliff Isaak
CanArgo Georgia | Chief Administrative Office
Topic: The Art of the Interview

Lado Gurgenidze
Liberty Bank | Executive Chairman
Topic: TBD