Arab Today, arab today georgias key reformer kakha bendukidze dies
Last Updated : GMT 19:25:28
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Georgia's key reformer Kakha Bendukidze dies

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Georgia's key reformer Kakha Bendukidze dies

Georgian statesman Kakha Bendukidze
Tbilisi - AFP

Georgian statesman Kakha Bendukidze, the architect of the ex-Soviet republic's liberal economic reforms who was advising Ukraine's new president, has died aged 58, officials said Friday.
"Georgia lost Kakha," former president Mikheil Saakashvili wrote on his Facebook page. "I am shocked and horrified... A statesman of historic importance has passed away."
Bendukidze's colleague at Tbilisi's Free University, Vato Lezhava, told AFP Bendukidze had died late Thursday while on a visit to London.
A respected reformer and fierce anti-corruption crusader, Bendukidze has since May been serving as an aide to Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko, who experts say was keen to tap his experience to help with overhauling Ukraine's economy.
"I express sincere condolences to relatives and loved ones of Kakha Bendukidze as well as millions of those for whom he was and will remain a force behind great changes. R.I.P," Poroshenko said on Twitter.
A scientist before the breakup of the Soviet Union, Bendukidze became an oligarch in the years following its disintegration, eventually becoming the chief of one of Russia's largest heavy engineering companies, OMZ.
He left business and returned to his native Georgia following the late 2003 popular uprising dubbed the Rose Revolution that saw Saakashvili elected president and became the country's economy minister.
He held various government posts until 2009, when he started investing in the education sector, founding the Free University, which has since become one of the country's best.
Saakashvili said that Bendukidze was in the midst of negotiating to take up a "key government post" in Ukraine at the time of his death.
"He believed that by helping Ukraine he serves the Georgian cause," he said.

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today georgias key reformer kakha bendukidze dies Arab Today, arab today georgias key reformer kakha bendukidze dies

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Reveals his participation in "Fashion Star" TV show

GMT 12:49 2017 Wednesday ,01 March

Reveals his participation in "Fashion Star" TV show
Arab Today, arab today Tabarka beauty between sea, mountain

GMT 06:37 2017 Wednesday ,01 March

Tabarka beauty between sea, mountain
Arab Today, arab today Sheds light on major steps in 12-year career

GMT 06:07 2017 Monday ,27 February

Sheds light on major steps in 12-year career
Arab Today, arab today Russia, China veto UN resolution

GMT 07:27 2017 Wednesday ,01 March

Russia, China veto UN resolution
Arab Today, arab today NUMP's conference to discuss proplems

GMT 13:40 2017 Wednesday ,01 March

NUMP's conference to discuss proplems

GMT 13:19 2017 Wednesday ,01 March

Why King Salman’s Asia tour is so significant

GMT 09:24 2017 Wednesday ,01 March

Trump plans $54bn increase in US defence spending

GMT 07:23 2017 Wednesday ,01 March

China shuts down $7.3bn illegal forex operation

GMT 06:46 2017 Wednesday ,01 March

OECD: India needs more inclusive growth

GMT 06:39 2017 Wednesday ,01 March

US core capital goods orders fall

GMT 06:32 2017 Wednesday ,01 March

Mexico: US tariffs would kill NAFTA talks
View News in Arabic - Business: اقتصاد دولي
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Parliament considers solutions to overpopulation

GMT 20:27 2017 Monday ,27 February

Parliament considers solutions to overpopulation
Arab Today, arab today Lasers flesh out dino-bird profile

GMT 12:24 2017 Wednesday ,01 March

Lasers flesh out dino-bird profile
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today Final Phantom VII signals end of an era

GMT 14:31 2017 Tuesday ,28 February

Final Phantom VII signals end of an era
Arab Today, arab today 'Constructive' Vauxhall talk with union

GMT 08:54 2017 Saturday ,25 February

'Constructive' Vauxhall talk with union
Arab Today, arab today Najla Badr will participate in “30 Days” drama

GMT 06:23 2017 Monday ,27 February

Najla Badr will participate in “30 Days” drama
Arab Today, arab today Humans spark most US wildfires

GMT 14:58 2017 Tuesday ,28 February

Humans spark most US wildfires

GMT 05:14 2017 Thursday ,23 February

UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years

GMT 11:44 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Penguins in the age of dinos

GMT 19:45 2017 Monday ,20 February

Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"

GMT 07:54 2017 Wednesday ,01 March

Shanghai expands public smoking ban

GMT 00:47 2017 Monday ,27 February

17.4 million tourists visit UAE in 2016

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 06:27 2017 Wednesday ,01 March

GSMA: 5 billion mobile phone users in 2017

GMT 18:23 2017 Friday ,24 February

Fadi explains secrets of  Nancy Ajram's newlook
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday