Zhvaniia Davyd Vazhaievych

Zhvaniia Davyd Vazhaievych

Сategory Domestic Politically Exposed Person
Date of birth
Place of birth Tbilisi
Last position Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Ukrainian Parliament), Member of Parliament of Ukraine of VII convocation
Date of dismissal
Connections to individuals
Name Type of connection Period
personal relationships
personal relationships
business relationships

Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Ukrainian Parliament) , Member of Parliament of Ukraine, of "Narodniy Front" Party, Head of the Parliamentary Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety

business relationships

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business relationships

є (були) пов'язані з ЗАТ "Бринкфорд" (через ОАКДЕЙЛ ВЕНЧЕРС ЛІМІТЕД)

PJSC "Zaporizhabrazyv" , Member of the Supervisory Board (representative of the shareholder)

business relationships
Connections to legal entities
Income and expenditures
Year Position Declarant's income, USD Family income, USD Expenses and other transactions of the declarant, USD

Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Ukrainian Parliament), Member of Parliament of Ukraine of the 7th Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada

29 156,67 Not applicable

Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Ukrainian Parliament), Member of Parliament of Ukraine of the 7th Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada

5 270 177,76 Not applicable
Monetary assets:
Declarant Family
Year Asset type UAH USD EUR Other UAH USD EUR Other
2013 Deposits 180 100,00
2011 Deposits 42 000 000,00
Financial liabilities
Year Declarant's total, Household (family) total,
2013 UAH 226 740,00
UAH 39 600,00
2011 UAH 240 993,00
UAH 86 017,00
Gifts, prizes, winnings:
Year Declarant's total, USD Household (family) total, USD
Real estate:
Year Land Residential buildings Apartments Other real estate
2013 2329.1 sq. m (3) 41.9 sq. m (1)
2011 2329.1 sq. m (3) 41.9 sq. m (1)
Year Declarant Family
  • Morgan Aero 4398 2006
  • Bentley Arnage 4398 1999
  • BMW 750 Li 3000 2011
  • BMW X5 3000 2011
  • BMW 730 3000 1995
  • Isuzu VehiCROSS 3467 1999
  • Jaguar XJ8L 3969 1998
  • Bentley Arnage 4398 см3 1999
  • BMW 730 3000 см3 1995
  • BMW 750 LI 3000 см3 2011
  • BMW X5 3000 см3 2011
  • Morgan Aero 4398 см3 2006
  • Isuzu Vehicross 3467 см3 1999
  • Jaguar XJ8 L 3969 см3 1998
Period Position
Dec. 12, 2012 — till Nov. 27, 2014 Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Ukrainian Parliament), Member of Parliament of Ukraine of the 7th Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada, independent member (is not a member of any political party or block)
Dec. 12, 2012 — till Nov. 27, 2014 Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Ukrainian Parliament), Member of Parliament of Ukraine of VII convocation
2010 — till 2012 Party Christian Democratic Union, member of the party's board
Nov. 23, 2007 — till Dec. 12, 2012 Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Ukrainian Parliament), Member of Parliament of Ukraine of VI convocation, "Our Ukraine–People's Self-Defense" Bloc
May 25, 2006 — till Nov. 23, 2007 Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Ukrainian Parliament), Member of Parliament of Ukraine of V convocation "Our Ukraine" Bloc
2005 — till 2006 Ministry of Emergency of Ukraine, Minister
May 14, 2002 — till April 7, 2005 Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Ukrainian Parliament), Member of Parliament of Ukraine of IV convocation, Viktor Yuschenko "Our Ukraine" Bloc
2001 — till 2002 SJSC "Brinkford", Chairman of the Board
1998 — till 2001 Brinkford cons. (Urkaine) limited, President
1995 — till 1998 JSC "Trading House", Director of Economics and Finance
1991 — till 1995 JSC "Trading House", manager of agency department
1986 — till 1988 Soviet Army, military service

David Zhvania was born in Georgia. According to the biography on his personal website, in 1991 Zhvania moved to Ukraine, received Ukrainian citizenship in 1999. In 1991, Zhvania began his career in JSC “Trading House”  on the position of manager of the agency department, and in 1995 he was transferred to the position of director of economy and finance in JSC “Trading House”. In 1998, he was appointed to the position of the president of an enterprise Brinkford Kons. (Ukraine) Limited, after which in 2001 he took up the office of the Head of the Board of  CJSC Brinkford.

Mass media name Member of Parliament Mykola Martynenko the main business partner of Davyd Zhvania.  David Zhvania in his interview to Ukrainian Pravda in 2015 said that he still owns the business with Mykola Martynenko on  50/50 basis: “What our joint business was like till now? – All holding as it was, it didn’t change. “Zaporizhzhya Abrasive Plant”, Luhansk Cartridge Plant… - Lots of. Everything we have is owned 50/50.”.

According to information from  media, from 1997 to the beginning of 2000 CJSC "Brinkford"   together with JSC Firm Trade House supplied SE "NNEGC "Energoatom" with fuel rods and exported used fuel rods to Russian Federation (pursuant to the contract between SE “NNEGC “Energoatom” and JSC “TVEL” of 29 December 1997 N 21-06/2585). Following the results of revision conducted by the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine (results of the revision cannot be publicly accessed, information from media) having supplied fuel rods worth USD 50 mln CJSC “Brinkford”  was paid USD 250 mln.


Besides that,  media  associate Mykola Martynenko and David Zhvania also with PJSC "KSD" (possibly this company was part of "Brinkford" holding). In 1998, SE “NNEGC “Energoatom” and "DARILL HOLDING LIMITED" concluded  a contract, according to which "DARILL HOLDING LIMITED" provided SE "NNEGC "Energoatom" services regarding performance of settlement obligations of “Energoatom” to CJSC “Atomenergoresurs”, for which received a payment in the amount of 3% from the funds paid to CJSC “Atomenergoresurs”. In 2001 and 2002 "DARILL HOLDING LIMITED", represented by enterprise “Darill”, and LLC “KSD” (PJSC “KSD”  is a successor) concluded two surety contracts. According to contracts LLC, “KSD” became the guarantor of obligations of SE “NNEGC “Energoatom” for the general amount of UAH 99,9 mln. With its decision of 05.06.2008, the Economic Court of Kyiv city obliged SE “NNEGC “Energoatom” to pay PJSC “KSD "  debt in the amount of UAH 99,9 mln.

It is worth mentioning that according to the information of the Unified State Register of Legal Entities Private Joint Stock Company "KSD"Enterprise "Darill"LLC “Techno-Invest", LLC "Inter-Vent"LLC “Management Company “Brinkford Capital"SE Steuermann-Ukraine GmBH have common telephone number +380442016870. LLC “Techno-Invest"LLC “Inter-Vent"  – companies which are directly co-owned by Mykola Martynenko.

Within the period from 2002 to 2014, David Zhvania was Member of Parliament of Ukraine (except for the period in 2005 when he held the office of the Minister of Emergencies of Ukraine).

In the early 2000s, there was a number of big enterprises that media associated with David Zhvania that were most likely owned jointly with Mykola Martynenko and now are under their joint control. In particular, the following companies:

PJSC "Scientific and Production Firm “Luhansk Accumulators" – according to information from media in April 1998 Scientific and Production Enterprise “Luhansk Accumulators” was reformed in the process of privatization into PJSC Scientific and Production Firm “Luhansk Accumulators". In the end of 1999, the winner of the competition for the management of state corporate rights became JSC "Trading House". Enterprise has been under reorganization since 2006.

PJSC “Zaporizhzhya Abrasive Plant” (JSC "Zaporizhzhya Abrasive Plant") – in April 2016 JSC “OTP Bank” stated, that JSC "Zaporizhzhya Abrasive Plant" is part of the business group that is under influence of David Zhvania and Mykola Martynenko. So read the letter of the bank to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. Former vice-president of CJSC “Brinkford"  – Anatoliy Valentynovych Bereza  - is also a constant head of the board of PJSC "Zaporizhzhya Abrasive Plant". Member of the supervisory body in 2015-2016 was "STEUERMANN" Investitions- und Handelsgesellschaft GmbH".

Company PJSC “Luhansk Bullet Factory” - was created by CJSC “Brinkford” on the basis of a property of SE Production Association “Luhansk Machinery Plant”, which was bought by “Brinkford” in the course of the auction on the realization of the property of the latter within the bankruptcy proceedure in 2002. Later the Prosecutor’s Office of Luhansk Region tried to appeal against the alienation of property of SE PA “Luhansk Machinery Plant” because of the fact that it happened without the approval of the Ministry of Industry Policy, besides that, the alienated property had a defense status and were categorized as “Mobilization resources”, and therefore could not be privatized. The court did not concur with the arguments of the Prosecutor’s Office and refused to satisfy the claim. Head of the Supervisory Board of PJSC “Luhansk Cartridge Plant” Olexander Olexandrovych Koziuk (according to the information of Smida of 2011) – before that was the head of the Supervisory Board of CJSC“Іnterport Kovel”, Head of the Supervisory Board of PJSC Scientific and Production Enterprise Luhansk Accumulators; Vice-President of  CJSC “Brinkford”. Until the end of 2010, the main owner of the plant was CJSC “Brinkford”. As of now, the enterprise is "nationalized" by “Luhansk People’s republic". 

 PJSC "Bakhchisarai Combine “Budindustriya”  (JSC “BC “Budindustriya”) – is located in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. In January 2017, it was put on sale. From 02 April 2009 to 31 December 2013, the member of the supervisory board was  LLC “Energotechprom", associated with Martynenko, during I quarter 2011 it was the shareholder of the company CJSC “Brinkford”. As of 23 February 2012, the shareholder of the enterprise has been  Serhiy Ivanovych Martynenko.

From 24 February 2012, he was the shareholder of JSC "Diamantbank" (23,8095>#/span###). On 24 April 2017, the National Bank of Ukraine recognized JSC "Diamantbank" insolvent

According to the information from the Register of Legal Entities of Ukraine, David Zhvania does not have shares in any of the enterprises. Publically accessed income declarations for 2013 and 2011, have no information on Zhavania’s shares in legal entities. 

more information is available in Ukrainian version of the dossier

other spellings of name

Jvaniia David Vajaevich

Jvaniia Davyd Vajaievych

Jvaniia Davyd Vajaievytch

Shwanija Dawyd Washajewytsch

Zhvaniia David Vazhaevich

Zhvaniia Davyd Vazhaievych

Zhvanija David Vazhaevich

Zhvanija David Vazhajevich

Zhvanija Davyd Vazhayevych

Zhvaniya David Vazhaevich

Zhvaniya Davyd Vazhayevych

Zhvaniya Davȳd Vazhayevȳch

Žvanija David Važajevič

Žvanija Davyd Važajevyč

Žvaniâ David Važaevič

Žvanìâ David Važaêvič

Жвания Давид Важаевич