Established in 1998, the America Georgia Business Council (AGBC) is a (501)(c)(6) non-profit corporation governed by the Board of Directors. AGBC promotes trade between North America and Georgia by helping companies focus and accelerate decision-making to forge bilateral business partnerships. AGBC relies on the deep understanding of the Georgian political and business landscape, direct access to high-level government officials and agencies, and diversified business contacts to deliver value and maximize opportunities for our members.
President - Mamuka Tsereteli
Mamuka Tsereteli has served as President of the America Georgia Business Council since 2009. His commitment to Georgia goes beyond the council with his work in academia, business, and the non-profit sector.
Mamuka has served on the the Georgian Regional Development Fund. He is a shareholder of Georgian House of Greater Washington, one of the largest Georgian wine distributor in the United States. Previously he served as an adjunct Professor at The American University School of International Service in Washington, DC where he helmed the Center for Black Sea-Caspian Studies. Since 2014 Mamuka has been at the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC.
Mamuka holds a PhD in economics from the Russian Academy of Sciences, an MS in management from the University of Maryland, and an MA in social and economic geography from the University of Tbilisi, Georgia. In 2011 he was invited to join the Atlantic Council in recognition of his expertise on Caspian-Black Sea energy issues. He currently resides in Washington, DC.
Executive Director - Eftychis John Gregos-Mourginakis
Eftychis Gregos-Mourginakis joined the AGBC as Executive Director in 2015. Eftychis began working in Georgia in 2011, through the Investment Company, The Delamar Group, LLC, a US backed private investment vehicle for early stage SME projects in Georgia.
Eftychis has participated in numerous panels on the geopolitical, business, and start up environments in Georgia and the Caucuses. He has been featured or published in: The Asia Times, The National Review, Private Equity International, VoA, and local Georgian business publications.
Eftychis holds a BA in International Service from American University in Washington, DC. He also holds a Graduate Certificate in Energy and the Environment from the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy and a Graduate Certificate in Oil and Gas Project Finance from Lloyd's and the Middlesex University.