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December 9, 2017
12:00am - 3:00pm +04
(UTC +4hrs)
Yerevan, Erevan
This event is invite-only.

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Halabyan 16
Yerevan, Erevan, 0038
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Audrey Selian

Co-founder, Artha Networks, Inc.
Audrey Selian currently serves as Director of the Artha Initiative associated with Rianta Capital Zurich and is a team member/advisor to the Halloran Philanthropies. She has been active in the impact investing sector since 2006, and is founder of Artha Networks Inc., an online impact investment ‘operating system’ platform that is designed to tackle the economics of due diligence around high impact, small scale SMEs/SGBs. Audrey has a particular interest in high impact sustainable businesses, and has focused on building an investment portfolio in India, while helping find ways to galvanize like-minded ‘impact’ investors. Audrey has a background in management consulting from PricewaterhouseCoopers, and her entrepreneurial experience includes several years spent in business development, marketing and sales at an NSF-funded software start-up called Wireless Grids Corporation. She holds a PhD in Technology Policy & Development Studies from The Fletcher School at Tufts University

Karen Karapetyan

Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia
Karen Karapetyan has graduated from Yerevan State University, Faculty of Applied Mathematics. 1985-1996, he worked at the Computer Center of the Department of State Planning;simultaneously he was lecturer at the Yerevan State University. In 1989 he received first higher degree in economics (Candidate of Science). In 2006 – Anania Shirakatsi Medal, awarded under the decree of the president of the Republic of Armenia. 2008 - Anania Shirakatsi Medal, awarded under Nagorno-Karabakh President’s decree. In 2010 received Doctor of Philosophy in economics. He is author of 32 research papers. In January, 2017, he was elected First Deputy Chairman of the Republican Party of Armenia. In 2009 Karen Karapetyan was elected Yerevan city council member from the RPA proportional list and afterwards Mayor of Yerevan. 2011 - 2016 he was the First Vice President at Gazprombank OJSC. As of September 13, 2016, he is the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia.

Serob Khachatryan

Education expert
Serob Khachatryan was born and raised in Gyumri, Armenia. He is a graduate of Yerevan State University, Faculty of Philosophy and Psychology. After working as a translator, journalist, editor, education expert, project coordinator, and director, he has realized that he is most excited when he works with children in Armenian villages sponsored by Children of Armenia Fund (COAF). He now spends most of his work week in the villages, working with children and teachers. Serob is an author of several text book and books. He has two sons, who love playing chess.

Tmba Ta band

Musical band
Tmba Ta Orchestra was created in 2013 in TUMO. This orchestra was formed during the workshop called Levels of sound, led by Arik Bambir. Since the end of the workshop the orchestra has been active as a TUMO project. Tmba Ta orchestra consists of 30 TUMO students, most of whom are not musicians or singers. The artistic director of the orchestra is flutist and composer Arik Bambir.

Toshi Nakamura

Co-founder of Kopernik
Toshi is co-founder of Kopernik which finds out smart solutions to reduce poverty. The idea was driven by insights from his extensive career in international development. Toshi dealt with governance reform, peace building processes and post-disaster reconstruction during his tenure at the United Nations (UN) in Timor-Leste, Indonesia, Sierra Leone, the United States and Switzerland. Prior to joining the UN, Toshi was a management consultant for McKinsey and Company in Tokyo. He holds an LLB from Kyoto University and MSc Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and is a Guest Associate Professor at Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University. Toshi was selected as a World Economic Forum (WEF) Young Global Leader in 2012, and is a member of the WEF Global Agenda Council on Sustainable Development 2014-2016.Toshi's young daughter with Kopernik co-founder Ewa Wojkowska already speaks Indonesian, Japanese, English and Polish.

Organizing team


Yerevan, Armenia


Yerevan, Armenia