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Russell Bedford CEO attends member event in Georgia

November 2019


The CEO of global accounting network, Russell Bedford International, Stephen Hamlet, attended a special event hosted by Georgia member firm, Russell Bedford AAC, in Tbilisi on Friday, 15 November.

The event welcomed some 150 guests which included current and prospective clients of Russell Bedford AAC, along with several other professionals and contacts of the firm. Additionally in attendance were some highly esteemed individuals including the Deputy Minister of the Environment of Georgia, the Director of the Ministry of Finance and several other ambassadors and government officials.

At the event, Stephen Hamlet, who was invited as a special guest to highlight the importance of membership of our global network, delivered a speech congratulating Russell Bedford AAC on the advances the firm has made in the past year. The firm has recently come together as a merger of two high profile firms in Tbilisi. As an advocate for the power of people working together, Stephen shared his thoughts on the importance of building trusting, quality relationships to help individual firms grow and enhance their offerings via the support of an international network like Russell Bedford International.

Speaking of the event, CEO Stephen Hamlet said: “Firstly, what a great honour to be invited to this celebration of Russell Bedford AAC in this beautiful city; the welcome I received, and the kindness and hospitality from the entire team were second to none. Russell Bedford AAC joined the network in 2018 and has already made commendable efforts in terms of brand adoption and promotion; flying the Russell Bedford flag in Georgia. The event was spectacular, and it became obvious to me what a well-respected and highly connected firm we now have representing us in Georgia.”

He added: “The partners and colleagues of Russell Bedford AAC, whom I had the pleasure of meeting at the event and during my visit to Georgia, are incredibly ambitious and motivated towards growing their firm and expanding their client base. They are actively working towards considerably increasing in size and competing in the Top 10 of Georgia. I am confident that their efforts will be rewarded.”

Zviad Akhvlediani, co-managing partner at Russell Bedford AAC, with Alexander Okromchedlishvili added: “It was our pleasure to welcome our CEO, Stephen Hamlet, to this very special event in Tbilisi. Being part of Russell Bedford International is an incredibly powerful tool for our firm, not only in terms of increasing our firm’s visibility in the accounting space through improved branding, but also enhancing the credibility of our firm when approaching new clients. Joining Russell Bedford has undoubtedly opened new doors and opportunities for our firm. We fully intend to continue to apply the brand effectively and develop our firm with the help of this international network to whom we are so very proud to belong.”