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  • Hovhannisyan Grigor

    Hovhannisyan Grigor

    Chairman of the Board of Directors

    Born on 26 January 1971 in Yerevan.


    EDUCATION

    2001: Graduate of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, MA
    1993: Graduate of Haigazyan University, Beirut
    1992: Graduate of Yerevan State University, Department of Oriental Studies, Arab Studies


    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    28 December 2018:  Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs by the decision of RA Prime Minister.

    2016-2018: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to the United States.  

    2013-2016: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to the United Mexican States.

    2014-2016: joint appointments: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to the Republic of Cuba, Republic of Costa Rica, Republic of Panama and Republic of Guatemala.

    2009-2013: Consul General of Armenia in Los Angeles.

    2007–2009: Executive Director of the "Shushi Revival Fund" in Armenia. 

    2006: Field Coordinator at the UN Emergency Mission to the Saida region of Lebanon.

    2005-2008: Lecturer at Yerevan State University in Middle East Politics at the Faculty of Oriental Studies. 

    2004: Chief Adviser, the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) (Jordan-Qatar). 

    2002-2003: UN Secretariat Coordinator for Palestinian Authority (West Coast Region and Gaza Strip).

    2001–2003: Team Leader and Emergency Planning Coordinator, Office of the UN Special Coordinator (UNSCO) for the Middle East Peace Process (Jerusalem: Israel, Palestinian Authority, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan).

    1998-2000: Head of the UN Secretariat Office for Coordination in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo.

    1996-1998: UN Special Mission to the African Great Lakes region: Uganda, Zaire, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya. Adviser to the Special Coordinator, program and public relations.

    1994-1996: UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Yerevan Office. Coordinator of the “Shelter” program.

    May 2020 to present: Chairman of the Board of Directors, ARARATBANK OJSC

    DIPLOMATIC RANK

    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

    FOREIGN LANGUAGES

    English, Russian, Arabic, French, Spanish

    MARITAL STATUS 

    Married, two children

     

  • Suvaryan Arzik

    Suvaryan Arzik

    Board Member

    Born on July 2, 1951 in Sghnakh village, NKR.
    1968-1972: Graduate of Yerevan State University, Faculty of Economics.

    1972-1974:  Joined Soviet Army as an officer.
    1975-1979: Yerevan State University (presently Armenian State University of Economics), postgraduate.

    1981: Supreme Committee for Certification of the USSR, Degree of Doctor of Sciences (Economics).

    1994: Trading-Industrial Palace, Lion Certificate, France.

    2009: Supreme Committee for Certification of the RA Degree of Doctor of Sciences (Economics), Professor.

    1994/07-1995/02: Agrobank CJSC, Head of Resource Management Department.

    1995/02-1998/09: Agrobank CJSC, Vice-executive Director.

    1998/02-1999/09: Agrobank CJSC, Chairman.

    1999/09-2004/06: Armsavingsbank CJSC, Vice-executive Director.

    2004/06 – 2009: VTB Bank-Armenia CJSC, Head of Teaching Center.
    1979 to present: Yerevan State Institute of Economics, Associate Professor (docent), Labor Economics Faculty.

    2006 to present: Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University, Head of the Chair of Management, author of more than 80 published science papers, text-books & manuals, some of which were published in Russian and English abroad.

    December 2010 to present: Member of the Board of Directors of ARARATBANK OJSC

     

  • Beglaryan Narek

    Beglaryan Narek

    Board Member

    Born on August 24, 1982, Republic of Armenia.

    Graduate of Yerevan State University of Economics and the Public Administration Academy of the Republic of Armenia.

    2007 to present: Executive Director of Flash Tour LLC.

    2009 to present: Deputy Director of Administrative Affairs in Flash Trading LLC.

    November 2018 to present: Board member at ARARATBANK OJSC  

  • Atoyan Koryun

    Atoyan Koryun

    Board Member

    Born on February 16, 1956 in Tavush region, Armenia.

    1979: Graduate of the Yerevan Institute of National Economy.

    1982-1986: Moscow Central Scientific Research Institute of All-Union Management and Economics of Architecture.

    1994-1996: Moscow State University of Architecture.

    2005-2008: Deputy Minister of Finance and Economics of the Republic of Armenia.

    2008-2011: Chief Adviser to the Minister of Finances of the Republic of Armenia.

    2011-2018: Rector of the Armenian State University of Economics SNCO.

    September 2017 to present: Board member at ARARATBANK OJSC. 

  • Babajanyan Karen

    Babajanyan Karen

    Board Member

    Professional  experince

    April 2020 to present: Board member at ARARATBANK OJSC

    2014 to present: Cofounder and brand Director in Braind company 

    2012-2014:  Armenian State University of Economics Marketing and Career Centre Head of Division

    2010 - 2017: Armenian State University of Economics Department of Marketing

    2008-2009:  Participation in AC Nielsen international marketing research company projects

    2007-2008: Brand specialist in Antares Holding

    Formal education

    2002-2007:  Armenian State University of Economics Department of Marketing and Business Organization 

    2007-2010:  Armenian State University of Economics PhD in the Department of Macroeconomics Dissertation topic: “The Main Issues of Branding Policy'' A number of scientific articles on branding have been published.

    2010:PhD Degree in Economics, issued by the Decision of Professional Board of Armenian State University of Economics․

    Marital status: Married, one daughter

  • Ananyan Mher

    Ananyan Mher

    CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board

    Born on November 10, 1968, Yerevan

    1985-1992: Graduate of National Agricultural Academy

    2005-2008: Graduate of Eurasia International University

    August 1991 – January 1992: Economist in the Finance Development Analysis Department of ArmPetarBank

    1992-1994: Economist in the Credit Division of Arabkir branch of Armeconombank

    1994-1995: Marketing Deputy Director in the Armenia branch of Asatryan & Dufour American Organization

    1995-1996: Senior economist in the Division of Organization of Pledging Activities and Sale in Armagrobank Lending Department

    1996-1997: Deputy Manager in Shahumyan branch of Armeconombank

    1997-1998: Head of Civil Department of Armeconombank

    1998-1999: Soviet branch manager of Armeconombank

    1999-2000: Head of Department of Lending from Internal Funds under the Department of Borrowing Transactions in ArmAgrobank

    April-August 2002: Deputy CEO in Unibank CJSC

    August 2002 – February 2003: Kentron branch manager in Unibank CJSC

    2003: Founder of AM&GA Group LLC.

    February-August 2005: Head of Tax Revenue Accounting and Charging Division of Arabkir Municipality

    2005-2006: Head of Budget Division of the Secretariat of the Council of Courts’ Chairmen of the Court of Cassation of the Republic of Armenia

    2006 – 2013: Head of Financial-Budgetary Department of the Judicial Department of the Republic of Armenia.

    2013-2015: Head of Staff of the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of the Republic of Armenia

    2015-2017: Head of the Procurement Support Center SNCO of the RA Government Staff

    2017-2019: Member of the Board of Appeals of the Republic of Armenia

    July 19, 2019 – February 10, 2020: Member of the Board of Directors of ARARATBANK OJSC

    November 2019 - February 2020: Advisor to the Prosecutor General on combating economic crimes and corruption

    February 24, 2020: CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of ARARATBANK OJSC

    Mher Ananyan is a Judicial Service First Class Adviser

    Marital status: married, four daughters

  • Sargsyan Karen

    Sargsyan Karen

    First Deputy CEO

    Born on April 06, 1968 in Yerevan, Armenia.

    1991: Graduate of Yerevan Institute of National Economy
    1991-1993: Tira Commercial Enterprise.
    1994-1998: Post-graduate of the Institute of National Economy, Finance and Loans Department.
    1994-2004: Ardshinbank OJSC, Head of the Division, Head of the Department thereafter.
    2004-2006: Deputy Minister of the RA Trade and Economic Development.
    February 2006 – December 2016: Chairman of the Executive Board of the Armenian Development Bank OJSC.
    24 February 2017: Deputy CEO of ARARATBANK OJSC.

    November 1, 2019 – February 23, 2020: Acting CEO of ARARATBANK OJSC

    February 24, 2020 to present: First Deputy CEO of ARARATBANK OJSC

    Marital status: married, two children․

  • Bagrat Tshzmachyan

    Bagrat Tshzmachyan

    Deputy CEO

    Born on October 07, 1966 in Yerevan, Armenia.
    1984-1991: Graduate of Yerevan Institute of National Economy, Finance and Loans Department. 
    1985-1987: Joined Soviet Army.
    1983-1986: Table tennis coach. 
    1987-1991: Sports coach.
    1991-1992: RA Ministry of Food Industry, Head of the Brokerage Services in Commercial Center. 
    1992-1994: Armenian State Commercial Bank, senior economist in FX Operations Department. 
    1994-1996: Armeconombank, Deputy Head of Foreign Currency and Securities Transactions Department, Head of International Operations Division. 
    1996-1997: Armeconombank, Head of Foreign Currency and Securities Transactions Department. 
    1997: Ardshinbank CJSC, Head of Division of Stock Exchange Transactions under Fund Department. 
    1998: Ardshinbank CJSC, Head of Foreign Currency and Securities Transactions Division. 
    1998-1999: Ardshinbank CJSC, Deputy Head of Department of Fund Operations 
    1999: Armagrobank OJSC Central Office, Coordinator of the operations executed on the financial market. 
    2000: Armagrobank OJSC, Head of the Department of Resource Management and Bank Operations. 
    2000-2001: Armagrobank OJSC, Director, Head of the Department of Bank Operations and Cash Flows Management 
    2001-2002: Armagrobank OJSC, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board 
    2002-2010: Anelik Bank CJSC, Deputy CEO 
    2010-2013: Anelik Bank CJSC, First Deputy CEO 

    Marital status: married

  • Badanyan Tigran

    Badanyan Tigran

    Deputy CEO

    Born on 21 May 1966, Yerevan.

    1992-1994: Higher school of Management in Haigazian University College, awarded Master's in Business Administration.    

    July 1993 – May 1994: Senior Specialist of the Foreign Exchange Operations and Correspondent Relations Division in the Armenian Development Bank OJCS (former Bank of Reconstruction and Development).

    May 1994 – June 1997: Head of the Foreign Exchange Operations and Correspondent Relations Division in the Armenian Development Bank OJCS.

    June 1997 – May 1998: Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of the Armenian Development Bank OJCS, Head of Strategy Planning Division.

    May 1998 – February 2017: Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of the Armenian Development Bank OJCS.   

    February 2017 – 28 November 2019: Director of Risk Management in Unibank OJSC, Executive Board member. 

    29 November 2019: Deputy CEO, Executive Board member of ARARATBANK OJSC.

    Married.

  • Galstyan Tigran

    Galstyan Tigran

    Chief accountant

    Born on September 19, 1961 in Yerevan, Armenia.

    1979-1983: Graduate of Yerevan Institute of National Economy, Faculty of Planning and Economics.

    1984-1985:  Joined Soviet Army.

    1978-1979: Electron Production Association.

    1983-1984: Scientific Production Association of the Ministry of Food Production.

    January-September 1986: Techsarqavorum Production Association.

    September 1986- 1995: Lectured on financial rights and political economy at the financial-economic technical school.

    1995-1996: Sputnik agency
    1997: Internal Control Group of the Central Bank of Armenia, Supervisor.
    1997-1998: Internal Audit Department of Armeconombank OJSC, Head of Control Division of Branches and Operations offices.
    1998-2005: Grant Thornton Amyot, Bank auditor.
    2005-2008: Tufenkian Trans Caucasus and Tufenkian Hospitality LLC, Chief Accountant.

    2008-2009: Deputy CEO, CFO of Areximbank CJSC.
    June 08, 2009 to present: Chief Accountant of ARARATBANK OJSC.

    2002 to present: Lecturer at Yerevan Financial Academy.

    Marital status: married.

  • Melkonyan Zaruhi

    Melkonyan Zaruhi

    Head of the International Transactions Department

    Born on November 13, 1968 in Yerevan, Armenia.
    2006 to present: Head of the International Operations Department, ARARATBANK OJSC.

    2004-2007: Chief Accountant at Alfa-Food Service LLC, Surb Nerses Mets Medical Centre, Yerevan-Broker LLC. 
    1998-2004: Chief specialist of foreign currency operations at Credit-Yerevan Bank OJSC.
    1992-1998: Chief specialist of the International Transactions Department at Ardshinbank OJSC.
    1998: Graduate of the Yerevan State Institute of Economics, Faculty of Finance and Credit.
    1992-1996: Postgraduate at the Institute of Informatics and Automation Problems adjacent to the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia.
    1990: Graduate of the Yerevan State University, Faculty of Chemistry.
    Marital status: married, two children.

  • Hakobyan Karen

    Hakobyan Karen

    Head of the Legal Department

    Born on August 04, 1984 in Yerevan, Armenia. 
    2006: Graduate of the Law Faculty of the French University Foundation in Armenia. 
    March-June 2006, June 2008-December 2010: Legal Department of the Central Bank of Armenia.

    December 2010 – October 2011: Advisor to the CEO of ARARATBANK OJSC.
    October 2011 to present: Head of the Legal Department of ARARATBANK OJSC.
    March 2015 to present: Executive Board member of ARARATBANK OJSC. 
    Marital status: married.

  • Grigoryan Mher

    Grigoryan Mher

    Head of the Risk Management Department

    Born on 11 June 1981 in Stepanakert

    Education

    1998-2002: Graduate of Artsakh State University, Bachelor’s in General Economics

    2004-2006: Graduate of Artsakh State University, Master’s in Finance and Credit

    2018 to present: American University of Armenia, Master of Business Administration (MBA)

    MILITARY SERVICE

    2002-2004: The Defense Army of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    1998-2002: Leading specialist, National Seismic Protection Service of Armenia 

    2004-2005: Stepanakert branch credit officer, Ardshinbank CJSC 

    2005-2006: Chief accountant, Justi Insurance Company CJSC

    2006-2007: Chief Executive Officer, Justi Insurance Company CJSC

    2007-2008: Askeran branch manager, Ardshinbank CJSC   

    2012 to present: Lecturer at the American University of Armenia, Continuing Education Program

    2008-2014: Stepanakert branch manager, ARARATBANK OJSC  

    2014-2018: Head of the Strategy and Methodology Department, ARARATBANK OJSC

    June 2018 to present: Head of the Risk Management Department, ARARATBANK OJSC

    January 2020 to present: Executive Board member of ARARATBANK OJSC

    MARITAL STATUS

    Married, one son

     

  • Hovhannisyan Hovhannes

    Hovhannisyan Hovhannes

    Head of Internal Audit

    Born on March 28, 1968 in Yerevan, Armenia.

    1993: Graduate of the State Engineering University of Armenia, Faculty of Machine Building and Mechanical Engineering.

    1998: Yerevan Institute of National Economics, Department of Finance and Credit. 

    1986-1988: joined Soviet Army.

    1995 to present: banking system. 

    1995-2000: Leading specialist at Armnerartbank CJSC, Department of Methodology and Economic Analysis; different positions at Credit Operations Department – chief specialist, head of the division and head of the department.

    2000-2005: Head of the Credit Department, Head of the Internal Audit Department at Haykapbank CJSC. 

    July 2005-September 2008: Head of the Internal Audit Department of ARARATBANK OJSC.

    2006: Supervisor at FINCA Universal Credit Organization CJSC (two jobs at a time).

    September 2008-October 2011: Deputy head of the Internal Audit Department of ARARATBANK OJSC. 

    October 10, 2011 to present: Head of the Internal Audit Department/Chief auditor of ARARATBANK OJSC. 

    Marital status: married, two children: a son and a daughter.

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