founder and the President
"The Georgian Times"
Tel: (995 32) 93 44 05
Gagua Nana -Editor in chief
and Publisher of weekly
newspaper in Georgian
Tel:(995 55) 29 30 03
Dali Bzhalava – Editor
Tel+995 93 337 334
Malkhaz Gulashvili - celebrated Georgian publisher, a journalist, politician and infamous public figure. He is distinguished within CIS countries and on an international level for his unwavering principles and hard hitting journalism. As a devout Orthodox Christian, Gulashvili is known for being trustworthy and honest. In [ ] ,he wrote the book – “A Way to the truth, a Peaceful Caucasus and a United Georgia”, which became popular after the author personally presented a copy to Russia’s former president and current prime-minister, Dmitry Medvedev at a Russian media-forum. In Georgia, Gulashvili was soon targeted for political reasons by the staunchly anti-Russian regime of Mikheil Saakashvili. He initially had to flee to Russia but longing for his homeland, he returned to Georgia and became one Saakashvili's many political prisoners.
Founder and owner of Media-holding www.Geotimes.ge - since 1993
Founder of “Georgian Business Consulting” Company W.W.W GBC.ge
President of the Institute of Georgia’s Federalism – 2005
Supervisory board’s chairman of the Trade Union “Intellect Bank”- 1996
Author and organizer of the year’s best business-company and businessman and the annual business-rating idea, held annually since 1995.
The president of Corporation “Malula” – 1992-1996
Supervisory board’s chairman of the Trade Union “Samepo banki” (“Royal Bank”) – 1993- 1995
Manager of juvenile center “Merani” of Georgian Technical University – 1991-1992
1988 - He founded the first metallurgy union at the USSR territory.
Director of various dissident newspapers “Dges”, “Utskebani”, “Meurne” – 1987-1990
Political prisoner and a prisoner of conscience – from October 25, 2011 till October 28, 2012;
2010 - Political refugee together with his son, Davit Gulashvili – from May 8, 2010 till May 27, 2011 (in Russia); from May 27, 2011 till October 25, 2011 (in Azerbaijan);
Founder and the chairman of Public Orthodox Movement – 2010;
Co-chairman of the Russia-Georgia Crisis Management in the Caucasus Commission – since 2008;
Chairman of the Georgian Publishers’ Association – 2002;
Founder and member of the political board of “Movement for the Georgian State System- Christian Democratic Union” – 2001-2002;
Organizer and a member of political board of the social-political movement - “Move forward, Georgia!” - 2003-2005;
President of Strategic Research and International Relations Centre “Azri” – since 1993 till present;
Regional coordinator and a member of political board of the Georgian Traditionalists Union– 1990-1995;
Member of the association “Aragveli” board – 1993-1995;
Chairman of Young Georgians Union – 1992-1993;
Founder and vice-president of the student union of the Georgian Technical University – 1988-1990;
Secretary of dissident organization, “National Justice Union” party – 1987-1090;
Georgian Technical University, faculty of metallurgy; one of the initiators of changing the title and the concept of Georgian Polytechnic Institute and rebranding it as Georgian Technical University – 1982-1989;
One of the active leaders of Georgian dissident young movement – 1987-1991;
Georgian Technical University; Faculty of Journalism – 1986-1989;
Malkhaz is fluent in Russian and has a good working knowledge of English;
Additional information: he is fond of literature, painting, sculpture, chess, active tourism, swimming and fitness. He is a candidate of Grand Master chess, and the holder of the “Golden Pen” international journalistic prize.
In November 1993, the trilingual weekly newspaper “The Georgian Times” was created
Its aim was to support Georgia's morality and ideals, providing constant encouragement and filling an informational vacuum, then and now, and sharing insight with the world about problems and challenges faced in modern Georgia.
“The Georgian Times” made a solid business package with numerous independent structures over the years, thus evolving into the most successful name on the Georgian media-business scene today.
The newspaper serves intellectual readers and its aim is to present Georgian national politics based on national desire and to provide readers a wide range of information, detailed analytics and suggestions how to fact actual difficulties in innovated ways.
The newspaper has been the vanguard of Georgian press from the very first edition,
From November 27, 1993 up to the present – the trilingual newspaper “The Georgian Times” has been published (p.12 in Georgian, p. 2-2 – in Russian and English).
Since 1994 – “The Georgian Times” has been published as an independent weekly English-language newspaper.
It is the first press-bridge between the Caucasus and the rest of the world during that period. The world continues to be informed about current events in Caucasus through this newspaper. It is for this reason that many foreign newspapers seek to forge partnerships with “The Georgian Times” - as demonstrated at the World Association Congress of Newspapers. Such strategic partnerships with foreign colleagues can be considered as the greatest acknowledgment for “The Georgian Times”.
Since 1994 – the Centre of the Caucasian Strategic Researches and International Relations “Azri” was created. It is an intellectual engine of holding which actively collaborates with international organizations.
From 1994-1996 – the Russian version of the “The Georgian Times” weekly newspaper was published.
Political and business-technological centre of “Georgian Times” serves to develop national the self-consciousness and to reveal Georgia throughout the external world’s spectrum. The Centre works where there is a great politics and a great business.
The Georgian Times is the first to conduct business-ratings in Georgia. Beginning in 1995, each year the leading national business is revealed.
To participate in this rating is an acknowledgment and a victory for any busy person. “Georgian Times” was the first which defined the universal supporting object – national business, in the hardest years of the country’s post recent history.
Our company’s contribution to shaping, revealing and popularization of the Georgian businessman’s mode is distinguished not only in terms of reputation but based on measured results.
From 1996 up today – “G.T” Establishment is created which provides with the total circle of the highest-ranking polygraphic service.
“G.T.” Establishment has numerous partners within Georgia and abroad. It fulfills the polygraphic work of any complexity. The newspapers, journals, booklets, annual accounts, posters, etiquettes, calendars, catalogues, advertising souvenirs and other products established by “Georgian Times” popularizes scores of solid companies’ work. In 1996, “Leader Today”, the first bilingual catalogue offering various content and image-making advertising was established.
The catalogue increased the landscape of national business through its standing in the outside world, having inspired numerous persons to become interesting in current problems and to come to Georgia to investigate. The English monthly journal “Profile” – 1997
Since 1997, the design-studio of “Georgian Times” is moderated and the art-service acting sphere is spread to all the publications of holding.
Modern standards production – advertising, TV and radio, publishing, ceremonial, modeling, image-making, interior-exterior design, firm style, logo, trade sign – is published.
“The Georgian Times” design studio is a well-known workshop in Georgia and abroad. Works produced here have won many international competitions.
Since 1998– social and market research center – “GORBI” partnered with the “Georgian Times”.
The centre is highly confident of its ability to impact events in the Commonwealth of Independent States and Eastern Europe, and in the Caucasus and Central Asia as a whole. “GORBI” has always been associated with impartial, objective and timely information.
In 1999, Bord-air journal “Airzena” was published
In 1999, a powerful advertising service was created
“G.T.” advertising agency offers a total service package – creative, preparing advertising production and placement. Any advertisement made in “G.T.” is easy to recognize because it is distinguished by its original idea and high quality. Media-holding’s advertising service inserts any sort of advertisement in any region of Georgia and mass-media, in agreeable prices for a client, not only in Georgia but abroad as well.
From 200 up today – PR- group is crated at “G.T.” advertising service which is one of the powerful structures in the holding.
“G.T.” PR-group serves various social and state institutes in Georgia, noncommercial organizations and etc. “G.T.” PR-group can make lobbying service with the representatives of the government and business circles.
From 2000-2001, the Russian weekly newspaper “Ekho” was published
In 2001, “The Georgian Times” was for the first time published in Azerii language
Archimandrite Raphael’s book “History Orienter”, the second book of Archimandrite Raphael’s “Why doesGod tolerates us?, the collection of books “Songs of Fereidanian”, thebook “A Way to the truth, a Peaceful Caucasus and a United Georgia” authored by Malkhaz Gulashvili, the ex-president Eduard Shevardnadze’s book photo-gallery and a book titled “Rose Revolution”.
In 2000,“G.T.” journalistic investigation was created. Journalists working in this field dig deep into the most pressing issues of the times.
In 2000, – the newest IT-technical department was modified to provide the holding’s internet service and permanent activeness in the world global information network. This department combines a web-studio and internet publications and includes: website model creation, consulting, design, programming, databases, the site’s automatically support system, and the development and advertising of local social networks, etc.
Since 2001, the information service “GT News.ge’’ was created. The service offers information in three languages: Georgian, Russian and English languages and is operational throughout the entire Caucasus. It has published world media in the leading Georgian press.
In 2000 – the monthly journal “Tribuna” was published
In 2002 – the monthly railway journal “Silk Road” was published.
Since 2002 – an image-service “Mrcheveli” (“Adviser”) comprising experienced specialists was created. We settle relationship with any segment of society by using the latest technologies and a wide network of information. Our image-makers aim to reveal their client’s opportunities based on their availability of time and specific circumstances.
In 2002 – the weekly and daily yellow newspaper “Echo” was first published, and soon became very popular.
Since 2002 – photo-studio “Georgia’s Eye” is moderated with its greatest and unique photo-archive. The photo-studio lets us collaborate effectively with various representatives of media.
In 2002 “G.T.” show-business group was created. The new service is able to organize events of any size and theme. Operating throughout the Caucasus and the CIS, “G.T.” show-business group is one of the leading companies in Georgia. The group has managed over 300 events, including festivals, creative evenings, personal and company anniversaries, gala and solo-concerts.
In 2003, “G.T.-Production” film studio was created. It is staffed with talented and experienced producers, scenarists, animators and clip-makers. The studio activity produces documentary, artistic, animated films, advertising-image-making films. The company has a great number of clients in Georgia and abroad.
Georgian political and business-elite often make use of this creative service.
In 2003, the monthly journal “The 44th Parallel” was published
Since 2007, the highly- qualified monthly journal “Our House” has been published.
Since 2008, the English monthly tourist journal “Way” has been published.
Since 2008 – weekly newspaper in Georgian “National business”
In 2008 - The English newspaper “Georgian Business Week” was first published
From 2008-2009 – the joint project “International Reports” was implemented together with embassies of Azerbaijani, Turkey, Poland, Kazakhstan and Iran.
From 2008-2009 – the Georgian journals “Georgia’s Best Banks”, “Georgia’s Best Business-companies”, “The Best Rural-agricultural Companies”, “The Best Companies in the Telecommunication Sphere”, “The Best Wine and Waters Companies”
From 2009-2010 – the highly-polygraphic journal “Capital” was published
Over the years, the partners of media-holding “Georgian Times” became the following companies: Saqgazi, Tbilaviamsheni, Aldagi, Madneuli, IPG, TBC Group, Georgian Mineral Waters’ Company, Rustavtsementi, kvartsiti, Trade Union Saqnavtobi, Georgian Navigation, Zhineri, Iori Valley, Tbiltskalkanali – Tbilisi Central Water, Kalasi, Arsi, Centre-Point Group, Rakeen Development, Tsavkisi Valley, Visol, Socar Energy Georgia, Azerbaijan International Bank, Caucasus Business School, Hotel “Dzveli Metekhi”, VTB Bank Georgia, Georgian Industrial Group, Geocell, Pharmaceutical Network PSP, Samgori-94, Georgian airlines, cement company Heidelberg, Company GWS, Badagoni, and GTG Group, Nikora.
“Georgian Times” Group offers the following services:
Newspapers and journals
Market research and business planning and development
Publishing and printing
PR and GR