Phase 1


Phase 1


Phase 1

Who we are

Anaklia Development Consortium consists of a specialized firms with diverse backgrounds, which together form a global business leadership team that will work with the Government of Georgia to construct the port of Anaklia.

ADC is a consortium which consists of TBC Holding from Georgia, SSA Marine from the United States, British Wondernet Express working in Central Asia, and G-Star Ltd. from Bulgaria. ADC’s leaders are proactive, resourceful entrepreneurs with an exceptional track record of ethical business conduct. ADC has established a framework of preliminary agreements with diverse global players in port and transport infrastructure, ensuring Anaklia Port’s long-term success.

TBC Holding (Georgia) is an international entrepreneur and developer. TBC Holding acts as a project developer and principle partner of Anaklia Development Consortium.

Our goals and vision

  • ADC’s vision for the Anaklia Port is to create a world class port complex for Georgia and establish Anaklia as a focal point of trade to and from Central Asia and on the New Silk Road trade route between China and Europe.
  • ADC’s goal for the Anaklia Port is to improve port infrastructure in Georgia, thereby providing reduced costs for those who use the port and subsequently improving economic opportunities regionally and domestically.

Our partners

Consortium Members

TBC Holding (Georgia), is an international entrepreneur and developer with portfolio companies successfully operating in various business sectors including financial services, real estate, FMCG, education and agriculture. TBC Holding acts as a project developer and a principle partner of Anaklia Development Consortium.

SSA Marine is one of the largest terminal operators in the world and has its headquarters in Seattle, WA, U.S.A. The company oversees more than 250 strategic operations across five continents, servicing 27.2 million containers (TEU) and managing terminals in nine different countries. In addition, SSA Marine handles over 75 million tons of dry bulk globally, manages cruise ship operations in Mexico and the United States and operates over 30 intermodal rail ramps for U.S. Class I railroads.

Wondernet Express, an interregional company with offices in Uzbekistan, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan, carries out its main activities in transportation and complex forwarding services of export-import and transit cargo by rail and other modes of transportation on the territory of CIS countries and the Baltic states, in particular, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Estonia.

G-Star Ltd., is a company situated in Bulgaria with various businesses globally through its subsidiaries, including but not limited to Forex operations and investments in real estate projects.

Other Project Participants

Maritime & Transport Business Solutions (MTBS) is an international finance and transaction advisory firm offering entrepreneurial business solutions to clients in the maritime and transport sector. MTBS provides leading expertise in port planning, traffic forecast, PPP implementation, container terminal transactions, business case, valuation and raising of finances. MTBS has provided a full-scale traffic study, master plan and financial advisory to Anaklia Development Consortium.

Van Oord ,a dutch family-owned company with over 150 years of experience as an international marine contractor, has carried out the feasibility study for the Anaklia Deep Sea Port project. The feasibility study included the following: a work plan for feasibility studies & a detailed work schedule, bathymetry and geophysical survey, site topography and aerial mapping, coastal data collection, geotechnical subsoil investigation and interim studies and surveys.

Royal HaskoningDHV ,which has been connecting people for 135 years, is an independent international engineering and project management company. Royal HaskoningDHV delivers services in the fields of aviation, construction, energy, industry, infrastructure, maritime, mining, transport, urban and rural development and water. They have provided a preliminary marine design and full-scale ESIA and EIA studies for the Anaklia Deep Sea Port project.

Moffat & Nichol is a global infrastructure advisory firm with 36 offices in 7 countries, which provides practical solutions to clients in the marine terminal, transportation, energy, environmental, federal and urban development markets around the world. They drew up the preliminary design (combining marine and landside designs) in its entirety for the Anaklia Deep Sea Port project. The preliminary design completed by Moffat & Nichol  was submitted to the Government of Georgia (GoG).


Our team


R. Michael Cowgill
Now in his 21st year in Georgia, Mr. Cowgill is the President and Co-Founder of Georgian American University (GAU) in Tbilisi, Georgia; President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia; and President & Founder of Energy & Industrial Management Consulting. He has over 42 years of experience in managing all phases of projects in over 40 countries in the energy and education industries with emphases in project/construction management; environmental, regulatory and strategic analyses; operational risk management; corporate social responsibility (CSR); and global business development. From 1999-2003 he was the pipeline adviser for the Government of Georgia providing strategic, regulatory, and technical assistance for the implementation of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (Oil) and South Caucasus (Natural Gas) Pipelines. Mr. Cowgill sits on a number of Supervisory and NGO Boards and steering committees. He has dual American/Georgian citizenship, a BS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Kansas, an MBA from UC Berkeley and is currently a PhD candidate at GAU.
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Ted Jonas
A US-trained and educated lawyer licensed in Washington DC, Mr. Jonas brings 35 years of relevant experience to the Supervisory Board of Anaklia Development Consortium. Now Senior Counsel with the international law firm Dentons, Mr. Jonas was Managing Partner of DLA Piper Georgia between 2005 and 2014. He has worked on many of the major international infrastructure projects in Georgia going back to the mid-1990s, including petroleum pipelines, electric power generation plants, ports and freight terminals. His clients have included both developers and project finance parties, among them multilateral and sovereign development banks. Prior to beginning private law practice in the United States in 1992, Mr. Jonas served as a law clerk to a US federal appellate judge and as an aide to two members of the US House of Representatives. Mr. Jonas is a dual US - Georgian citizen, speaks Georgian and has lived in Tbilisi for many years. In addition to his position on the ADC board, Mr. Jonas serves on the Supervisory Board of Silknet – a major Georgian telecommunications provider – and the Caucasus Nature Fund, a German-based conservation trust fund that supports the national parks and protected areas of the three South Caucasus states. He received his B.A. degree in History from Cornell in 1984 and his J.D. from Cornell Law School, cum laude, in 1991.
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Jean-Patrick Voisin
President of Concorde Capital, a French financial holding company specialized in Private Equity investing, headquartered in Paris. Since 1980, Mr. Voisin held various executive and board positions in various construction, healthcare and financial companies in France, Sweden, Asia and Eastern Europe. Mr. Voisin holds an MBA from ESSEC. MR. Voisin currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Magnisense SE a biotech company in France, as Board member of GRDC BV in Holland, a real estate investment firm with assets in Georgia, as board member of New Construction Company, a construction company operating in Georgia. Mr. Voisin is a dual French - Georgian citizen.
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Bob Meijer
Mr. Bob Meijer joined ADC as a shareholder and a member of the Supervisory Board in 2017. Since then he is contributing to the development of the project as an experienced and long-term investor (including in Georgia). Mr. Meijer is also a founder member and one of the principal investors in GRDC and has been its Chairman since its foundation in 2004. His background is as a private financier, being senior partner and one of two founders of Venture Capital Investors V.C.I. B.V., a privately held investment management and advisory firm based in Amsterdam. The group invested through a variety of vehicles in European, American and emerging market private equity participations, including amalgamating a large portfolio of real estate developments in Europe and Russia. Mr. Meijer has been an investor in Georgia since 1992, and subsequently led the financing and the restructuring of the mineral water company “Borjomi” that is now one of Georgia’s largest export businesses. Prior to starting VCI in 1980, Mr. Meijer was a Director of Risico Kapitaal Nederland B.V., the very first Dutch venture capital company created and funded by a group of seven major commercial banks of The Netherlands. Before joining Risico Kapitaal Nederland in 1975, Mr. Meijer was employed by Amro Bank’s credit department. At the same time, Mr. Meijer, who holds a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Utrecht, was appointed Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at the University of Utrecht. From 1970 until 1975 Mr. Meijer lectured on Corporate Finance and wrote a book on ratio analysis, published by Amro Bank and currently in its 9th edition. In 1978, Mr. Meijer created European Development Capital Corporation (EDCC), a venture capital investment fund. In 1984 an IPO of EDCC was initiated on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange, in which Amro Bank and NMB Bank acted as underwriters. Since EDCC’s inception and until 1996 Mr. Meijer served as chairman of its Board of Directors. From 1986 until 1990 Mr. Meijer served on the Board of Directors of NKF, the largest Dutch electricity and telephone cable producer, was chairman of the Board of Directors of The St Petersburg Property Co. N.V., and sat as Chairman of the Board of the Georgian Glass and Mineral Water Co. N.V. until 1999.
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Dimitri Abdushelishvili
Mr. Dimitri Abdushelishvili is a member of the Supervisory Board since 2017, representing Wondernet Express LLP, a shareholder company with main business in transportation and complex forwarding services of export-import and transit cargo by rail and other modes of transport worldwide, and mostly on the territory of the CIS countries and the Baltic states. Mr. Dimitri Abdushelishvili is a CEO of Corbet Group Ltd, Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He is responsible for the overall company’s business and organizational development and leads negotiations with state and private organizations, including key stakeholders – national railway, Chimkent, Fergana and Bukhara refineries. Before taking his position at Corbet, he was Head of Rep office of the Silk Road company (Uzbekistan), managing logistics, relations with government and private agencies and business development. His previous experience was in the diplomatic field in the role of Economic Advisor at the Embassy of Georgia to Uzbekistan, and before that, he started his career as an analyst at the Monetary Credit Policy Department of the National Bank of Georgia. Mr. Abdushelishvili graduated from Tbilisi State University in 1995, where he studied Economics.
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Top management

Levan Akhvlediani
Mr. Levan Akhvlediani was appointed as the CEO of the Anaklia Development Consortium in September 2014, and has been involved in development of projects since mid-2013. He has 10 years of experience in corporate and project finance, and has held senior leadership positions at various companies within TBC Holding, an affiliate of one of the largest Georgian banks, TBC Bank. He served as CEO of TBC Holding, leading various project development initiatives. Prior to this, he was the Chief Investment Officer in Georgia of Gazelle Finance, an SME focused impact investment fund. Prior to Gazelle Finance, he co-founded and served as the Managing Director of Kagri Ltd. Hong Kong, concentrating on agricultural commodity trading from the CIS region to Southeast Asia. Prior to Kagri, he was the Chief Financial Officer for TBC Holding’s Georgian Reconstruction and Development Company (GRDC) with a $60M asset portfolio, managing the finance department and gaining extensive experience in capital formation, project finance, real estate project development, and asset management. Prior to GRDC, he served as the Executive Director at TBC Holding’s New Construction Company, a leading construction company in Georgia. Mr. Akhvlediani holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration with a concentration in finance from The George Washington University in Washington, DC.
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Keti Bochorishvili
With 17 years and counting of management experience including 7 years of dedication to Georgia’s public sector as a senior executive, Ms. Keti Bochorishvili has successfully served as vice minister of Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, under four consecutive leaderships of two democratically elected governments. Her area of work has included Economic Policy, FDI Attraction, SME Sector Development, Export Promotion and Development, Tourism Development, R&D, National and International Promotion Campaigns. Ms. Bochorishvili has an impressive record of cooperation with all leading International Financial Institutions and International Organizations through development and implementation of multimillion-dollar economic development programs. Ms. Bochorishvili holds a MA degree in International Public Management from SDA Bocconi School of Management (Milan, Italy) and BA/MA degrees in International Conflict Resolution from Georgian Technical University. She has several intercultural experiences and developed her entrepreneurial skills by participating in programs at Georgetown University (USA), the Iacocca Institute (USA) and Charles University (Czech Republic). In her capacity as CEO of JSC Anaklia City, Ms. Bochorishvili aims to develop the Special Economic Zone on a city scale, followed by the deep sea port, encompassing such economic clusters as logistics, light manufacturing, tourism and hospitality and other services.
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Ronny Solberg
Mr. Ronny Solberg was appointed as the CEO of Construction Management in Anaklia Development Consortium in August 2017. Mr. Solberg has 20 years of experience as CEO in various industrial businesses and construction projects. He started his career as an officer in the Norwegian Royal Navy on various types of vessels as Chief Engineer. He has been CEO for DaimlerChrysler Rail Systems in Norway, developing high speed trains, CEO for Eltel Networks in Norway construction transmission lines and telecom infrastructure and CEO for Clemens Kraft, developing hydro power projects. Starting in 2015 he has been heading Adjaritsqali Georgia as CEO constructing one of the largest hydropower plants in the country with an investment of 416 million USD. Mr. Solberg holds a Master's degree in mechanical engineering from Norwegian Technical University and Bachelor's degree in finance from Trondheim Economical University.
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Zurab Pichkhaia
Mr. Zurab Pichkhaia joined the Anaklia Development Consortium in November 2015. Prior to that, he acted as Deputy Chief Risk Officer at TBC Bank and was in charge of enterprise risk management and strategic projects. Mr. Pichkhaia also served as the Deputy Chief Financial Officer at TBC Bank overseeing the bank’s financial risk management, profitability analysis and reporting functions. Earlier in his career, he held various positions in credit, underwriting and internal audit at VTB Bank Georgia, Bank Republic Société Générale Group and PrivatBank Georgia. Mr. Pichkhaia holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics and a Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Georgian Technical University. In addition, he holds an MBA degree with a major in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School.
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Vanda Kakiashvili
Ms. Vanda Kakiashvili joined the Anaklia Development Consortium as Chief Legal Officer in January 2016. Her prior work experience includes 11 years with TBC Bank, one of the largest banks operating in the Republic of Georgia, where she started as a Senior Transactional Lawyer and eventually took up a position as the Deputy General Counsel. During this time she worked on corporate finance law matters, numerous debt and equity capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, as well as the Initial Public Offering (IPO) of TBC Bank’s securities on the Main Market, London Stock Exchange, in June 2014. Before joining TBC Bank, Ms. Kakiashvili served as Head of the Department of International Law and International Relations at the Ministry of Justice of Georgia. Prior to that, she worked as a legal advisor for several USAID funded projects in Georgia, focusing on legal and regulatory reforms, designed to remove obstacles to the business development in the country. Ms. Kakiashvili earned undergraduate degrees in Law and in International Relations from Tbilisi State University in Georgia, and holds a graduate degree in Law (LLM) from the Central European University in Hungary.
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