Mr. Japaridze graduated from the faculty of psychology of Tbilisi State University in 1982 and also holds a postgraduate qualification from the Faculty of Psychology of Moscow State University. In 2001 he also completed an executive course at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Between 1990 and 1992, Mr. Japaridze was a member of the Parliament of Georgia. In 1992, he was appointed as Head of the Foreign Relations Department at TBC Bank and was appointed as Vice President of TBC Bank in 1993. In 1996, he was elected as Chairman of the Board of TBC TV LLC, a position he still retains. Since 1995, he has held the position of Vice President of IDS Borjomi Georgia, Borjomi Beverages Co. N.V., of which he is a co-founder, and acted as a member of the Board of that company between 2004 and 2010. In 1995, Mr. Japaridze was elected to TBC Bank's Supervisory Board and has held the position of Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board since 1996.
Since 2004, he has also acted as a member of the Supervisory Board of the American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia and the Georgian Reconstruction and Development Company (GRDC), of which he is co-founder. Mr. Japaridze was elected to the Supervisory Board of the EU-Georgian Business Council in 2006 and later became the Vice Chairman. In 2008, he was elected to the Supervisory Board of Geoplant, a position he retains today. From 2008 Mr. Japaridze is a shareholder in the member of Supervisory Board of “Chateau Mukhrani”- producer of premium quality wines. Mr.japaridze is also the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of TBC Kredit, and a member of the Supervisory Board of TBC Leasing and Bank Constanta.