Andrey Adamovskiy

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Andrey Adamovskiy
Андрій Григорович Адамовський
Born (1962-03-01) March 1, 1962 (age 61)
Alma materKyrgyz National University
Occupation(s)businessman, contemporary art collector

Andrey Adamovskiy (Ukrainian: Андрій Григорович Адамовський, Andrey Grigorevich Adamovskiy) (born March 1, 1962) – Ukrainian businessman and philanthropist. Honorary Academician of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine.[1]

Early life[edit]

Adamovskiy was born on March 1, 1962, in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan (at that time – Frunze).[2]


His first large business was the telecommunications company "FARLEP", which served more than 200,000 customers. In 2005, the businessman sold the asset to the "SCM Group", which belongs to Rinat Akhmetov.

Earlier, in 2003, he became a shareholder and a board member of the "Industrial Union of Donbass". In 2006 he sold his shares.

He was a co-owner of 120 "Ukrtatnafta" filling stations through "VikOil". In 2010, he sold a stake in "VikOil" to the British-Russian oil company "TNK-BP".

Since 2007 Andrey Adamovskiy has been working in the commercial real estate market. Business park named after Maxim Gorky worth about $1 billion was not implemented due to the global financial crisis. In 2011, Adamovskiy sold this multifunctional complex.[3]

Today Andrey Adamovskiy is the owner of Art Mall – a multifunctional complex with about 200 shops, development and recreation areas for children.[4]

Theft of money from the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine[edit]

Adamovskyi is an investor in the Trade Commodity firm, which National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine and Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office suspect of being involved in a criminal scheme to supply fuel to the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine at inflated prices, causing losses to the state in the amount of 149 million hryvnias.[5]

Conflict around Sky Mall[edit]

In 2010, Adamovskiy invested $40 million in Sky Mall shopping center, receiving 50% plus 1 share. The terms of the agreement with the Estonian businessman Hillar Teder, who started building a shopping center in 2006, stipulated that the share of Adamovskiy could be sold back for $50 million. However, Adamovskiy refused to sell his share to Teder, believing that Teder had violated the terms of the agreement.

In 2011, a London court confirmed the validity of Adamovskiy's actions and ordered a businessman to transfer a shareholder debt of about $100 million under the overall control of Adamovskiy and Teder. Estonian has not fulfilled the decision of the court.

In 2015, the Ukrainian courts including the Supreme Court established that Teder had no right to claim.

In May 2016, the London Court of International Arbitration decided to transfer all shares of Assofit Holdings Limited to the ownership of "Arricano Real Estate plc" no later than June 5 of the same year.[6]

According to former head of the State Ecological Inspectorate of Ukraine Yegor Firsov and journalist Serhiy Ivanov, Hillar Teder tried to buy publications from well-known bloggers in order to spread inaccurate information about Adamovskiy and the situation with Sky Mall.[7][8]

IT business[edit]

Andrey Adamovskiy is one of the founders of "Infomir". Infomir exports its products to 150 countries and is one of the largest IT-companies in Ukraine. Infomir's headquarter and manufacturing facilities are located in Odessa.[9]

Public initiatives[edit]

Andrey Adamovskiy is active in social activities. He is a Vice President of the World Jewish Congress;[2] Co-President of the Coordination Council of Jewish Organizations and Communities of Ukraine "Vaad";[10] a member of the Supervisory Board of the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine[11] and a member of the Supervisory Board of the Jewish campus organization "Hillel".

In 2015, Adamovskiy made a report at a meeting of the Executive Committee of the World Jewish Congress. In the report he talked about whether the rights and freedoms of the Jews are respected and mentioned the interaction of Jewish organizations with representatives of the Ukrainian official authorities.[12]

Patronage and the arts[edit]

In 2009, he founded the Center for Contemporary Art M17 in Kyiv.[13]

In 2010, at the Sotheby's auction, Adamovskiy together with partners acquired a unique collection of paintings by Odessa avant-garde artists of the early 20th century.[14]

From 2015, as co-president of the Vaad, Andrey Adamovskiy participates in the reconstruction of the ritual Farewell House at the Jewish cemetery of Chernivtsi "Beit Kadishin", built in 1905. With the support of the Government of (Germany), the World Association of Bukovinian Jews, the World Jewish Congress and patrons, it is planned to restoration the building until 2024. There will also be a three-level pavilion with a memorial museum, divided into thematic blocks with displays which will reflect the Austro-Hungarian period (from the middle of the XIX century to 1918), the period of Romanian rule (1918–1940), the period of the Soviet annexation of Northern Bukovina (1940–1941), the tragedy of the Holocaust, the postwar period and the Soviet period up to modern Ukraine.[15][16][17]

In 2018, he co-founded the Collectors Club to develop the modern art of Ukraine.


Andrey Adamovskiy has two children — Dmitry, Jacob.[18]


  1. ^ "Почесні члени НАМ України" (in Ukrainian). National Academy of Arts of Ukraine. Retrieved March 1, 2023.
  2. ^ a b "Andrey Adamovskiy". World Jewish Congress. Retrieved May 28, 2019.
  3. ^ "Адамовский, Андрей Григорьевич" (in Russian). Retrieved May 28, 2019.
  4. ^ "Подробная информация ТОРГОВО-РАЗВЛЕКАТЕЛЬНОГО ЦЕНТРА "ART MALL"" (in Russian). ART MALL. Archived from the original on May 3, 2019. Retrieved May 28, 2019.
  5. ^ "НАБУ завершило розслідування скандальної справи "Трейд Коммодіті"". Ukrainska Pravda (in Ukrainian). March 30, 2018. Retrieved June 30, 2023.
  6. ^ "Личности – Адамовский Андрей Григорьевич" (in Russian). UBR. April 4, 2013. Retrieved May 28, 2019.
  7. ^ "Хабарі і суди: що відомо про конфлікт між інвесторами Sky Mall" (in Ukrainian). RBK-Ukraine. July 20, 2020. Retrieved July 29, 2020.
  8. ^ "Як співвласник ТРЦ Sky Mall Гіллар Тедер був засуджений за хабар в Естонії" (in Ukrainian). July 21, 2020. Retrieved July 29, 2020.
  9. ^ "Infomir Company". Retrieved May 28, 2019.
  10. ^ "Координационный Совет Ваада Украины". Vaad (in Russian). February 18, 2012. Retrieved May 28, 2019.
  11. ^ "the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine – Management". the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine. Retrieved May 28, 2019.
  12. ^ "Andrei Adamovsky. Security of the Jewish Community of Ukraine. Speech of the Vice President of the World Jewish Congress, co-President of the Association of Jewish Communities and Organizations (Vaad) Ukraine Andrey Adamovskiy" (in Russian). "Vaad" Ukraine. March 23, 2015. Retrieved May 28, 2019.
  13. ^ Ганна Шерман (2019). "ГОЛОВНЕ — ЛЮБИТИ МИСТЕЦТВО, А НЕ ПРОСТО КУПУВАТИ "ІМЕНА"" (in Ukrainian). “Антиквар”. Retrieved August 15, 2019.
  14. ^ Olga Uzlova (April 23, 2019). "COLLECTIVE IMAGE: Andrei Adamovsky, founder of the M17 center, about how people become collectors and why Ukrainians don't buy paintings". Leadership Journey. Retrieved May 28, 2019.
  15. ^ "'Beit Kadishin' in Chernivtsi to become true memorial – Adamovskiy". May 20, 2019. Retrieved May 28, 2019.
  16. ^ "РЕКОНСТРУКЦИЯ ЗДАНИЯ "БЕЙТ-КАДИШИН"" (in Russian). Черновицкий мемориальный музейный центр евреев Буковины. 2016. Retrieved May 28, 2019.
  17. ^ "ПЛАНЫ ВОССТАНОВЛЕНИЯ "БЕЙТ-КАДИШИН"" (in Russian). Черновицкий мемориальный музейный центр евреев Буковины. 2016. Retrieved May 28, 2019.
  18. ^ Dmitrо Ryasny (June 24, 2019). "Андрій Адамовський: Пазл "Адамовський-Грановський-Порошенко" не складається" (in Ukrainian). Economichna Pravda. Retrieved July 29, 2020.

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