Areg Ghukasyan was born on January 27, 1956 in Stepanakert, Republic of Mountainous Karabagh.

Mr. Ghukasyan graduated from Yerevan Polytechnic Institute in 1977.

He is an engineer-electrician. He is an academic advisor at the Yerevan Engineering Academy.

From 1977-1990 he worked first as an engineer and later senior engineer at the Yerevan Research Institute of Mathematical Machines.

From 1990-1994 he worked as a first class engineer in Haygazard CJSC.

From 1994-1996 he was the deputy head of the State Department under the Karabagh government.

From 1996-1998 he was the direc­tor of Gera Commercial Center.

From 1998-2003 he was the director of Avan Salt Complex CJSC.

From 2003-2007 he was a deputy in the NA (proportional system, RPA.).

He was a member of the NA Standing Committee on Financial-Credit, Budgetary and Economic Affairs.

He was a member of the Republican Party of Armenia Faction.

On May 12, 2007 he was elected as a deputy of the National Assembly by the proportional system from the Republican Party of Armenia/RPA.

Mr. Ghukasyan is married and has two children.