Team and Management


  • Mr. Niko Tevzadze

    MSc Chairman & President

    Over 30 years’ of technical, operational and senior management experience throughout Georgia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan. (1986 – 1990) Georgian Oil (state owned company) – Chief of Operations, (1991 – 1993) Georgia British Oil (Operating Company) JKX Oil & Gas Plc, (1996 – 2005), CanArgo Energy Corp/Blake – Chief of Operations

  • Mr. Vakhtang Sakvarelidze

    Director, CFO

    Over 30 years’ experience in Georgia with a wide range of upstream oil companies. Previous positions include, CFO at Georgian Oil, CFO CanArgo Georgia and now CFO at Georgia Oil and Gas Limited.


  • Ms. Mariam Gujejiani


    Over 20 years of Corporate Governance and organizational experience in the Georgian Oil and Gas Industry.

  • Dr Mehmet Arif Yukler

    Chief Advisor for Exploration

    Over 40 years’ experience in the international oil & gas industry, and has advised companies and government entities of all size from small caps to super-majors, as well as state regulatory authorities on the management of resources and exploration areas. Has worked in and studied all the known hydrocarbon bearing basins of the world. Dr. Yukler has been involved in petroleum operations in more than 35 countries. Credited with more than 80 oil and gas finds.

  • Mr. Artem Sanishvili

    Chief Geophysicist

    46 years’ of experience in oil and gas around the globe, working with companies such as BHP, Schlumberger and China National Petroleum Corporation. Held a position for over 20 years at the Georgian Oil Department rising to head of geological department. Worked in JKX, CanArgo, Frontera, Ramco and GOG as a database manager.

  • Mr Alexander Janiashvili MSc

    Chief Geologist

    Over 12 years’ experience within oil and gas. Has held a number of senior technical positions within Russia and Georgia and is highly experienced in the fields of geological modelling, estimation of reserves, petro physical modelling and reservoir evaluation.

  • Mr. Guram Maisuradze

    Operations Manager

    Over 15 years operational experience in Georgia, UK/North Sea, Republic Of Yemen, Egypt, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Equatorial Guinea and Azerbaijan. Prior to joining GOG Guram worked in the UK for Qserv in engineering support for their international operations and prior to that for CanArgo as an engineering coordinator.