Irina Milorava has been appointed by PM Ivanishvili as a new chairperson of Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC) for a six-year term.
Milorava served as the director general of JSC Electricity System Commercial Operator (ESCO), a state-owned company involved in the sale and purchase of balancing electricity, since 2009 and before that she was its deputy general director since 2004.
She has replaced Guram Chalagashvili, whose term in office expired in August.
Parliament passed in June a legislative amendment shifting the right of appointing chairman and members of the GNERC from President to Prime Minister. President Saakashvili vetoed the bill, but the veto was overturned by the Parliament in July.