Avtandil Jorbenadze
Minister of Labor, Health and Social Affairs,
Candidate to the State Minister’s Post

Jorbenadze claims to be a member of the President’s team. Since Shevardnadze’s return to Georgia in 1992, Jorbenadze has been President’s supporter.

Avtandil Jorbenadze is a cousin of Georgian Foreign Minister Irakli Menagarishvili.

Basic Data:

Born in 1951, Chibati village of Lanchkhuti district, western Georgia. Married with two children and two grandchildren. Speaks Russian language. He has up-to 30 scientific publications and one invention.


1974 – Graduated from Tbilisi State Medical University (Tbilisi, Georgia). Master of Science in Internal Medicine
1991 – Moscow Physicians Postgraduate Institute (Moscow, Russia), Postgraduate study, Doctor of Philosophy in Social Hygiene and Health Management


1975-1976 – Tbilisi No 29 Polyclinic, Doctor in internal medicine
1976-1978 – Military Service, Military doctor in army division
1978-1985 – Tbilisi N 1Hospital, Doctor of the Cardiology Division
1985-1992 – Tbilisi Health Department, Deputy Head
1992-1993 – Georgian Ministry of Health, Deputy Minister
1993-1993 – Office of the Head of the State, Consultant
October 1993 – December 1999 – Minister of Health Care of Georgia
December 1999 – November1st 2001 – Minister of Labor, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia
December 4, 2001 – Reappointed as the Minister of Labor, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia