Arda Yusuf Arkun

​CEO, Chairman of Board of Directors

George (Goga) Japaridze

Member of PASHA Bank Board of Directors, CCO

Chingiz Abdullayev

Member of PASHA Bank Board of Directors, CFO


Arda Yusuf Arkun

​CEO, Chairman of Board of Directors

Mr. Arkun graduated from Hamilton College, New York in 1998 with a double major in Economics and Mathematics. He is also an alumni of Robert College, Istanbul. 

Mr. Arkun joined JP Morgan’s Mergers and Acquisitions team as an analyst in 1998 focusing on Natural Resources and Power industries.

In 2001, Mr. Arkun moved to London, UK and started to work for Inquam Limited, private equity company in telecommunications sector, as a manager in the business development team.

In 2005 Mr. Arkun joined Zapp Mobile (Inquam’s subsidiary in Romania) as the Director of Business Development, Marketing and Strategy.  He led the transaction to sell Zapp Romania to Cosmote in 2009.  After the sale of Zapp Romania, Mr. Arkun was retained by Cosmote as the Strategy advisor to the CEO.  

Mr. Arkun moved to Baku, Azerbaijan in 2010 as the Director of Strategy and Business Development at Capital Resources Advisors. He also served on the Board of Directors of Nar Mobile, B&B TV and Aimroc. Mr. Arkun became the CEO of Aimroc, largest mining company in Azerbaijan, in 2014. He led the transaction of selling Aimroc to Azergold in 2017.

Mr. Arkun joined PASHA Holding as an advisor in August 2017. 

Mr. Arkun has been appointed as CEO, Chairman of Board of Directors of JSC PASHA Bank Georgia from February 1st, 2018.

George (Goga) Japaridze

Member of PASHA Bank Board of Directors, CCO

George (Goga) Japaridze graduated from Tbilisi State University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He went on to receive an MBA from Hofstra University’s Zarb Business School in 2002. In 2016, he enrolled in and in 2017 graduated from Harvard Business School’s Personal Leadership Development Executive Education Program.

Mr. Japaridze began his banking career in 2003 as an associate at Galt and Taggart Securities, the investment banking subsidiary of Bank of Georgia, before taking on the role of senior equity banker at Bank of Georgia in 2005. He held the position of principal banker at the EBRD’s private equity facility from 2006 to 2011. He then moved to the role of Head of Corporate Banking at Bank Republic Société Générale Group. Mr. Japaridze joined PASHA Bank as CCO in January 2014.

In April 2015, he also became a member of the Board of the Directors at PASHA Bank.

Chingiz Abdullayev

Member of PASHA Bank Board of Directors, CFO

Chingiz Abdullayev obtained his bachelor’s degree in Business administration from Western University of Baku, Azerbaijan in 1999 and Master’s degree in Finance at State Economic University of Azerbaijan in 2005.

He started his career at Baku Stock Exchange as the Head of Listing Division in 2000. In 2003 he joined Assurance & Advisory Service of Deloitte and for the following 10 years worked at senior positions with KPMG Russia, Moore Stephens CIS and RSM Georgia with major focus on financial institutions, energy, trade and other industry sectors. 

Chingiz Abdullayev joined JSC PASHA Bank Georgia in 2014 as Head of Financial Management Department. He became the Member of the Board of Directors and Chief Financial Officer on January 13th, 2016.