Avtandil Jorbenadze

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Avtandil Jorbenadze
ავთანდილ ჯორბენაძე
State Minister of Georgia
In office
21 December 2001 – 27 November 2003
President Eduard Shevardnadze, Nino Burjanadze (acting)
Preceded by Giorgi Arsenishvili
Succeeded by Zurab Zhvania
Personal details
Born (1951-02-23) 23 February 1951 (age 66)
Chibati, Lanchkhuti District, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union

Avtandil Jorbenadze is a former Prime Minister (then the Minister of State) of Georgia.

Before entering politics, Jorbenadze worked as a doctor and a KBG officer; in this capacity, in 1992 he was called to take up the post of deputy minister of health.[citation needed] He left the cabinet briefly the following year, but soon rejoined it as health minister.[1] In 1999, he was given the responsibility for social security, and the next year that for labour.[2] When President Shevardnadze dismissed his cabinet, in the aftermath of a controversial storming of a television station by security agents,[3] Jorbenadze was appointed head of the cabinet in December 2001.[2]


  • East, R. and Thomas, R. (2003). Profiles of People in Power:The World's Government Leaders, page 190. Routledge. ISBN 1-85743-126-X, 9781857431261.


  1. ^ "Military reverse for Gamsakhurdia rebels". Keesing's Record of World Events. 39: 39695. October 1993. 
  2. ^ a b "Georgian Parliament endorses Jorbenadze's appointment as minister of state". Iprinda news agency. 22 December 2001. 
  3. ^ Wines, Michael (2 November 2001). "TV Station Raid in Georgia Leads to Protests and Cabinet's Ouster". New York Times.