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This event occurred on
March 8, 2021
12:00am - 3:00am +04
(UTC +4hrs)
Yerevan, Erevan

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Yerevan Municipality
1 Argishti
Yerevan, Erevan, 0015
Event type:
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Aida Muradyan

Child Protection Specialist, World Vision
Aida specializes in the field of public law, specifically in the protection of children and other vulnerable groups' rights. She worked as a Lawyer-consultant at UNHCR Office in Yerevan in 2009-2011, and afterward she was a Lawyer-consultant at International Red Cross. Moreover, she worked as a Head of CP Unit and Chief Advisor at Armenia Ombudsmen’s Office 2012-2014. Aida has been working at World Vision Armenia as a Project Manager since 2014. Also, she is the President of the Child Protection Network in Armenia.

Alina Sanamyan

Alina is studying law at French University in Armenia. She does not love seeing people unmotivated. She is interested in traveling in order to discover new places, new cultures. She believes words are powerful, so she tries to express only positive ideas to succeed.

Armen Avakian

Co-Founder and Chief Growth Hacker, Metrica Group
Armen is the Co-Founder and Chief Growth Hacker at Metrica Group. He was previously an advisor to the Prime Minister of Armenia, the CEO of Business Armenia, and a Partner/Regional Director at the Garrison Marketing Group. He has personally overseen projects that cover over 120 brands worldwide. He has operated in over 25 countries. His client list includes, but is not limited to Danone, Carlsberg, EFES, P&G (multiple countries), Carlsberg Balkans, LEGO Denmark, Sportmaster Russia, Raiffeisen Bank Hungary, etc. Armen is a published marketer with articles in leading marketing and advertising magazines in different countries.

Ashot Khudgaryan

Founder & CEO, Ninetynine
Ashot is interested in everything that influences peoples’ decisions, especially when those decisions are irrational. And the startup and investment industries are full of those decisions. A firm believer that branding is the core of communication, both on personal and corporate levels. He helps companies raise money and sell by shaping their promises in a way that they connect with the listeners. Accidentally entered the real estate industry when decided to build a family house. He helped companies attain 10+ million dollars in investment and sales in 2 years

Elen Harutyunyan

Law Student
Elen is studying law at French University in Armenia. She loves discovering the diversity of life, getting acquainted with the peculiarities and values of different social groups, thinking of possible solutions to the problems we face each day, and doing my best, especially among youth, to raise awareness. It’s her passion to see in each individual the power, the potential of making a positive change. She is interested in leadership, traveling, human rights, crosscultural education, art festivals/expositions and cinematography.

Mariana Edilyan

Human capital management director
Mariana specializes in the filed of HR Management and has more than 10 years of experience in HR field. She worked 5 years in Retail business and was HR Director in Star Retail Store chain and MAF Carrefour Armenia during the period of 2010-2015. After that, she continued the journey of HR in MTS Armenia and for 5 years she has been managing the HR Planning and Development Unit until September 2020, when she took over the very challenging and interesting position of HR Director in one of the most innovative and digital banks, bank. Before being true lover and dedicated HR person, she has 12 years of experience in the US Department of Agriculture, where she worked on several development projects, establishing Credit Clubs, and working with rural communities all over Armenia.

Shombi Sharp

UN Resident Coordinator for the Republic of Armenia
Shombi Sharp has been appointed as UN Resident Coordinator for the Republic of Armenia and assumed his responsibilities as of 1 March 2018. Before he joined UNDP, Shombi was a Program Coordinator at Naropa University in Colorado, USA (2001-2002). He began his career in development as a Strategic Planner, Project Manager & Crisis Response Coordinator with CARE International in Harare, Zimbabwe (1998-2000). Shombi holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, USA.

Taron Simonyan

Member of the National Assembly
Taron served as President of its Student Council Department of Law and was also a member of its Scientific Council of the Department of Law as well as President of Committee by Law Matters of the Student Council of the Yerevan State University. Later he obtained a Master's degree in European Law in 2009, enrolled in the Tavitian Scholarship Program at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University in Boston/Medford, Massachusetts. In 2010, he returned to Yerevan State University where he was awarded a Ph.D. in Theory of Law and State in 2012. Simonyan started his career at the Department of Law of YSU, serving at first as a member of its council and chairman of the Theory and History of State and Law division.

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Yerevan, Armenia


Yerevan, Armenia