George Ramishvili is the founder and the Chairman of the Silk Road Group. He was 27 years old when he started the rail-based oil transportation business with his partners in the 1990’s. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Silk Road Group revived the transportation and trade links that Georgia had in the region due to its geographic location. It was one of the first companies in the region to reopen the historical trading routes in the Caucasus and the Caspian region along the ancient Silk Road. In 2004, as structural and tax reforms gained momentum in Georgia, the company began to expand its business to various other industries.
Today the Silk Road Group’s business interests cover transportation, telecommunication, hospitality, real estate, banking and energy sectors. The Silk Road Group has invested more than 500 million USD in the Georgian economy.