Regulation of pharma and medical devices markets in Caucasus and Central Asia | Country focus: Azerbaijan, Georgia, Uzbekistan

22 November | 9.30-11.00 (CET); 11.30-13.00 (GMT+3)
Form of participation: online
Registration is over
Language: English

About the event

After a pandemic-related boom, pharmaceuticals and medical technology are still among the growth sectors in Central Asia and the Caucasus. Government support programs, expansion initiatives, development of pharmaceutical clusters and improvement of quality standards offer numerous opportunities for foreign companies in these markets.
During the online event, the SCHNEIDER GROUP legal experts from our offices in Baku, Tbilisi and Tashkent will explain the most important aspects of market authorization, importing, labelling, licensing and promoting of pharma goods and medical devices on these markets.  
After the presentations, individual questions can be asked during the Q&A session.


1. Introduction SCHNEIDER GROUP
Speaker: Ilya Gerasimov, Senior Associate, SCHNEIDER GROUP Moscow

2. Country presentations:  Azerbaijan, Georgia, Uzbekistan
  • Pharma and medical devices markets overview
  • Market authorization and recognition procedure
  • Marketing and Promotion of pharmaceuticals (advertisement of pharmaceutical and medical devices, Interaction with pharmacies and medical staff, remote sales of pharmaceuticals)
Bayram Rahimov, Head of Office, SCHNEIDER GROUP Azerbaidjan
Anuki Okromchedlishvili, Head of Office, SCHNEIDER GROUP Georgia
Nodir Ayupov, Partner, SCHNEIDER GROUP Uzbekistan

3. Q&A 

About speakers

Anuki Okromchedlishvili
Head of Tbilisi Office
Anuki Okromchedlishvili became Head of the Tbilisi office in January 2023. She is responsible for the development of services provided by the local office, including accounting outsourcing, financial, tax and legal consulting, compliance,  interim management and business setup.

Prior to joining SCHNEIDER GROUP, Anuki Okromchedlishvili held the position of Senior Accountant at PwC, where she was in charge of accounting, tax compliance and managerial reporting. She worked as Senior Associate for almost 6 years at EY, where she was engaged in accounting and tax consulting as well as identified new opportunities to leverage client relationships across service lines. She has gained diverse experience in advising clients from local and world’s biggest multinational companies on accounting, taxation and finance.

Bayram Rahimov
Head of Baku Office
Bayram became Head of the Baku office in October 2022. He is responsible for the development of services provided by the Baku office, including accounting automation, ERP implementation and integration, HR services and recruiting, accounting outsourcing, outstaffing, interim management, business setup, market research,  legal and other services.

Prior to joining SCHNEIDER GROUP, Bayram worked as a partner for 3 years at a local consulting company Atlas Consulting, where he was engaged in business development, clients consulting and HR management. Bairam held the position of Finance and Tax Manager at SIEMENS in Azerbaijan. He has experience of working as a chief accountant in the branch office of Cape Industrial Services (UK). After his graduation, Bayram worked with international clients as a consultant, and later as a chief accountant in the local audit company Alfa Audit. Byram has more than 20 years of professional experience in finance and international consulting.

Graduated from Azerbaijan State Economic University in Baku with BA degree in Construction economics and Organization of trade with the means of production, received a MBA degree with specialization in Finance at Edinburgh Business School of Heriot-Watt University.

Ilya Gerasimov
Senior Associate, SCHNEIDER GROUP Moscow

Ilya joined SCHNEIDER GROUP in 2021 as a legal advisor. In 2022, he was promoted to senior counsel, providing legal support for the commercial activities of SCHNEIDER GROUP clients in Russia. He is a competent and qualified professional with more than 8 years of experience.

His fields of specializations are legal preparation, structuring and negotiation of civil law contracts of various types, negotiation, claims work and risk assessment, as well as in the regulation of issues related to intellectual property. Companies from various economic sectors such as manufacturing, financial and pharmaceutical companies trust Ilya to represent their interests.

Nodir Ayupov
Partner, SCHNEIDER GROUP Uzbekistan
Nodir became Director of the Tashkent office in September 2018.
He is responsible for the development of services provided the Tashkent office, including accounting outsourcing and automation, ERP implementation and integration, interim management, business setup and manufacturing localisation.

Nodir earned a degree in Finance, Consulting, and Venture Management from Emory University (Atlanta, the USA) and a degree in International Business from the Tashkent State University of Economics, where he taught Management Accounting course after the graduation.
Nodir speaks 5 languages: Russian, English, Uzbek, Spanish and Greek.
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