The delegates of the Extraordinary General Assembly of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress (EAJC), which is currently taking place in Ramat Gan, elected the known businessman and philanthropist Mikhail Mirilashvili to the post of EAJC President.
Mirilashvili was born on May 1, 1960, in the Kulashi village of Georgia. He graduated from the Leningrad Pediatric Institute in 1983. Mirilashvili has been active in business since the late 1980s. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Petromir Holding and the President of the Konti corporation.
Mirilashvili is active in pharmaceutics, medicine, construction, real estate, manufacture, new technologies, the entertainment industry, and the restaurant and hotel business. He is a known public figure and patron. He is President of the Maccaby Union of Jewish Aesthetic Societies and Physical Culture of St. Petersburg, Russia, the CIS, and the Baltic countries, as well as the Chariman of the Trustee Board of the ZAKA International Jewish Organization of Volunteer Rescuers.
Mirilashvili has been decorated multiple times for his charitable activities. His earlier activity within the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress included holding the positions of Acting President, First Vice President and Vice President.