Mr. Petriasvili received his M.S. and Ph.D degrees in theoretical physics from Moscow State University. In 1988 he began his scientific career as a Research Associate at the High Energy Institute of Tbilisi State University and a visiting scientist at Moscow Institute for Nuclear Research. Dr. Petriashvili Published number of research papers in international scientific journals.
Dr. Petriashvili started his business activities in early nineties in Moscow, Russia. In 1993 he founded commercial Bank Basisbank in Georgia and became its first chairmen of Supervisory Board. In 1999 Dr. Petriashvili returned to Georgia and joined the Caucasus Fund, an investment fund sponsored by OPIC. In 1999-2002 he served as a Director of Georgian Operations of Caucasus Advisors, the management company of Caucasus Fund with offices in New York, Baku, Tbilisi, and Yerevan. From 2002 to 2005 he was Founder & Managing Director of Maidan Entertainment Center – first European class Georgian restaurant in Tbilisi. In 2006-2009 he was a founder and Managing Director of Solo-Lucky Investors, a real estate investment and development company. From 1998 to 2012 Dr. Petriashvili also served as a member of Supervisory Board of Basisbank. After 20 years of work experience in banking sector Mr. Petriashvili and his partners founded JSC Microfinance Organization Micro Business Capital (MBC), where he works as a General Director since 2012. In 2017 Mr. Petriashvili was appointed as a member of Supervisory Board of MBC.