George Abdushelishvili

Founder, Senior Partner, Chairman of the Board, Ward Howell




  • Moscow



  • Leningrad State University
  • INSEAD, France



  • English


George Abdushelishvili is one of the founders of the Ward Howell offices in Russia and the CIS.

George is chairman of the Board of Directors, and is part of the company management.

As a Senior Partner, he is involved in executive search project for leading companies in the industrial, financial, and government sectors.

He also leads projects related to corporate governance, leadership development, and succession in private companies.

The experience and perspective that George has amassed helps him consult corporate clients on a wide range of issues regarding leadership and organizational transformation, as well as increasing the value of businesses.

George is listed in The Global 200 Executive Recruiters Rating as one of the best executive search professionals in the world, and also serves on the Board of Directors for several commercial and educational institutions.

His educational background includes St. Petersburg State University, Emory Business School, and INSEAD.

George is married and has two sons.