Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to the United States of America, RPA VIce President

Born on January 29, 1960 in the town of Kirovakan (Vanadzor) 

1967-1977 secondary school N 8 after Pushkin

1977-1978 Technical College No. 14, Yerevan

1978-1980 Institute of National Economy, Planning and Economy Department, Yerevan

1980-1983 Financial-Economic Institute after N. A. Voznesensky, with honors diploma, Leningrad (Soviet Union)

1983-1987 Post-graduate course at Financial-Economic Institute after N. A. Voznesensky, thesis entitled “Regional social-economic development planning on Armenia's example,” Master of Economic Sciences

1994 “Law-making activity,” International Institute of Law, Washington, USA

1996-1997 “Effective Banking Management,” Institute of Economic Development, World Bank, Washington, USA.

1987-1990 R&D Institute of Economy and Planning, senior research worker, head of the international economic ties unit

1988-1993 Republican Council of Young Specialists and Scientists, chairman

1990-1991 Coordinator of standing seminars on economic reform for banking specialists

1990-1995 MP, chairman of RA NA standing commission on financial-crediting and fiscal affairs, member of the Presidium of the Supreme Council

1993-1994 Yerevan State University, reader in banking management

1995-1998 Armenian Bankers' Association, chairman

1995-2008 Transition Society Institute, director

1998 – 2005 RA Central Bank, chairman

2005 – 2008 RA Central Bank, chairman, re-appointed

2005-2007 - Chairman of Interstate Bank Council

2008-2014 - RA Prime Minister.

By President’s Decree of June 2, 2012, re-appointed head of the government which was formed following the May 6 general lection.

On April 19, 2013, he was reappointed to the post of Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia as a result of the presidential election of February 18, 2013.

Since June 26, 2014 - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to the United States of America.

Anania Shirakatsi Medal

Holder of military rank of reserve officer

Author of over 20 scientific articles

State Economics University, honorary doctor

Republican Party of Armenia

Married, has a daughter, two sons and two grandchildren.