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KPMG in Georgia Adds a Second Partner As Business Doubles

Over the last three years the revenues of KPMG in Georgia have doubled, reflecting growth in all service lines (Audit, Tax & Legal and Advisory). Since 1 October 2016 Kakha Rukhadze is officially promoted to Partner in the KPMG CIS LLP partnership, increasing the number of Partners in KPMG Georgia to two.

This promotion is not only a reflection on Kakha, but of the confidence in Georgia and the professional services market generally.  Tax professional, Kakha Rukhadze has been a key factor in KPMG Georgia’s growth. Kakha joined KPMG Georgia in 2007, having spent several years with Alexandre Consulting and Gamma Limited as a tax consultant; his contribution to the development of KPMG over the last 9 years has been tremendous.

However, Kakha’s contribution has not been limited to KPMG. Through his work with various organizations Kakha has played a big role in improving the Georgian business environment in the area of taxation.

Kakha serves on the Board of the Georgian Federation of Professional Auditors and Accountants where he is the Head of the Taxation Committee. He is also an active member of the American Chamber of Commerce Commercial Law and Tax Committee and the Tax Committee of the Business Association of Georgia. He was also one of the authors and Editor-in-chief of “Comments on Tax Code of Georgia” (2012)

Managing Partner of KPMG in Georgia, Andrew Coxshall, commented, “Recently KPMG globally have adopted what is known as The KPMG Story; part of that story is our purpose: ‘To inspire confidence and empower change’. When I think of Kakha he does both of these in a truly professional way.

Through his work with the Georgian Revenue Service, various business associations, donor organizations and his in-depth knowledge of the Tax Code he inspires confidence by maintaining the balance between individuals, institutions and government, which is essential for a fair and thriving society. By adhering to the highest levels of integrity and professionalism and truly understanding the spirit of the law, Kakha empowers change in his team, in KPMG and in government. This is a well-deserved promotion for Kakha and I, together with the KPMG Georgia team, am immensely proud of this achievement.”

Kakha Rukhadze stated, “I am very proud to work for KPMG in Georgia since the KPMG values align with my own; this means that sometimes clients will not like what you have to tell them and sometimes it means that the Revenue Service will fight hard to defend their position, but at the end of the day I believe that I act with Integrity, upholding professional standards and provide sound advice to our clients.

“Becoming a Partner brings additional responsibility as I take on more leadership roles both within the firm and outside and I hope that I can inspire not only the KPMG team, but our clients and others in Georgia (and elsewhere) to continue to develop the country and make Georgia even better in the future.” 

Giorgi Pertaia, the director of Georgian National Investment Agency congratulated Kakha and commented, “it gives me great pleasure to hear of Kakha Rukhadze’s promotion to Partner with KPMG Georgia. I have known Kakha for many years and know him a real professional but also someone who works hard to promote Georgia to outside investors and to improve the business environment for the good of Georgia. He is someone who puts the interest of Georgia above his own interests and that of KPMG and that makes him stand out. Well done!”