Human Capital Project
The Human Capital Project is the social enterprise arm of the Australian National Institute of Business and Technology. The thrust of the Project is to engage governments and educational/training institutions, as well as the corporate sector, in developing human capital as an essential platform for creating absorptive capacities to deliver on development plans and strategies. Toward this mission, the Human Capital Project will develop and deliver professional and technical education, starting at grass roots level with post-secondary students to middle and top management. The project, apart from enhancing knowledge and skills development, includes Growth Labs to identify bottle necks in economic growth in developing countries and emerging markets, and provide consulting to find solutions which will accelerate economic and social growth.
The Human Capital Project Team
Guy de Fontgalland
Director, Human Capital Project
Guy de Fontgalland is a Harvard-educated investment banker and development strategist with over 40 years of international experience. He has held senior positions with Westpac Bank Group in Australia, as Project Coordinator with the Flanders Federation of Industries in Belgium, with the World Bank/IFC in the South Pacific, with the United Nations Development Program in Bangladesh and Afghanistan and has consulted to the offices of the Prime Minister of Malaysia and of Thailand. In Georgia he worked as independent advisor to the Georgian National Investment Agency and to the TBC Bank. He is also the CEO of Georgian Ventures and Investments Ltd.
Senior Public Servant and Diplomat of the Government of France who served as Economic Counsellor with the French Embassy in Ivory Coast, as Economic Counsellor and Trade Commissioner with the French Embassy in Malaysia, as Economic Counsellor and Trade Commissioner with the Embassy in Madagascar and worked with the Southern-Europe and Central Asia Desk of the Ministry of Economy and Finance of France. Dr. Jean-Francois Bijon was also Advisor to the Minister of Finance of Lebanon as well as Economic and Diplomatic Advisor to the Prime Minister of France. Dr. Jean-Francois Bijon is Sorbonne-educated, works currently as CEO of a Paris-based NGO for human development and is a committed professional with a brilliant track record in several countries.
Chancellor, AlterBridge University, Georgia
George Tchanturia is Director of International Relations and an associate professor at Alterbridge University, Tbilisi, Georgia.
He has extensive experience of working in key leadership positions in various organizations. Since the late 1990s, George provided leadership to a number of major projects in Georgia, including the creation and operation of one of the first processing centers for the issuing and processing of payment and credit cards in Georgia and the integration and certification of this center into international systems such as Visa and MasterCard. He was responsible for the creation of the first pilot projects of Mobile and Internet banking in Georgia.
George holds an MBA from Caucasus School of Business, in cooperation with Robinson School of Business of Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA and a bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics of Tbilisi State University, Georgia. He is currently a Ph.D candidate at the Javakashvili State University in Tbilisi,, Georgia.
Director Project Management Diploma
Anthony is a highly qualified executive manager who has been running a consulting and project management company for the past 12 years. His focus of educating the next wave of project managers is through lecturing and developing courses for several Australian educational institutions. He has developed courses in a variety of specializations ranging from Certificate, through to master’s degrees and everything in between. Originally from the hospitality industry, Anthony has been involved in major projects from setting up cheese making facilities for research organizations, through to hospitality venues and hotels. Anthony holds several qualifications including an MBA in Finance, a Master of Commerce in Accounting and a Master of Business Law. He also has several qualifications in Project Management, Public Policy and General Business
An accomplished international investment portfolio & project management professional with strong expertise, Mr. Shoshitashvili has over 15 years of program and project management experience in the public sector in various capacities at the Ministry of Finance of Georgia. In 2019 he joined the Asian Development Bank as an Advisor to the Executive Director. Since 2021 he is Dean of the School of Business Administration and Social Sciences at the Tbilisi Free Academy. David’s work experience has given him wide-ranging insight into several issues and challenges relevant to the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects and programs. During his career, David has managed over 100 programs and projects financed by International Financial Institutions and Development Partners/Donors with a total budget of more than $1 billion.
Nino Ositashvili is the Eastern Europe Representative of the Australian National Institute of Business and Technology, based in Georgia. She has a Master of Business Administration degree from Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia in addition to a British Advanced Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership. With over 15 years of work experience in Georgia as an Executive Assistant and Project Manager, Nino has a rich experience in project coordination and general administration. As director of ChildFund-in-Georgia, she was responsible for the delivery of a major German-government funded project on training in Village Resources Development across 20 schools in 5 regions of Georgia consisting of 1000 students.