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The Board is the current governing body of the Organization formed through elections by General Meeting. It consists of 5 members, who have representative roles in such organizations as Eurasia Partnership Foundation, UNDP Armenia, Yerevan State University, urbanlab.

Board members hold the position for two years.

The Board Members are listed below, together with their respective Registers of Interests (RoI):


Mikayel Hovhannisyan

Member

Mikayel Hovhannisyan  

Mikayel joined TIAC NGO in 2012 and was elected as Board member in 2014.

At the same time, Mikayel works as Program Manager at Eurasia Partnership Foundation. His previous work experience includes working at UNDP “Building capacity for independent media”, “Human rights education”, and “Enhancing citizen participation in electoral processes” projects. Mikayel is also Assistant Professor at the Yerevan State University, Department of Oriental Studies. Prior to his work at UNDP, Mikayel worked as a columnist for the weekly newspapers New Yerevan Times and Panorama.am.

His area of expertise was regional developments and analyses (South Caucasus and Middle East) as well as civil society and policy making. At the same time, Mikayel worked for the Diaspora-funded Birthright Armenia Foundation where he accumulated in-depth work experience with government, non-government, local and international stakeholders. Mikayel holds a PhD in Linguistics and Master’s Degree in Muslim Philosophy from Yerevan State University.

[Register of Interests]

 

Vazgen Karapetyan

Member

Vazgen Karapetyan  

Vazgen Karapetyan is a member and Board member of TIAC NGO since 2006, and was elected as Board Chair in 2012. In 2014 upon expiration of the term TIAC member Vazgen Karapetyan ceased to be Board member, and was reelected in 2015. In 2017 he was again elected by General Meeting.

Vazgen is at the same time Associate Country Director of Eurasia Partnership Foundation. He joined the Foundation in 1998 as a Program Coordinator for the newly established South Caucasus Cooperation Program. He also worked in the capacity of Grants Manger with Save the Children and Program Manager with Catholic Relief Services in Armenia.

Vazgen is a graduate of Yerevan State Medical Institute. In addition, he holds an MA in Political Science and International Relations from the American University of Armenia. Over 2003-2004, he studied at the Department of Public Policy in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill under the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program.

[Register of Interests]

 

Nvard Manasyan

Member

Nvard Manasyan  

Nvard became TIAC member in 2012 and in 2016 was elected as a board member.

Nvard is an education specialist with an extensive experience. Currently, she works as a free-lance consultant and teaches at the YSU Center for Women's and Leadership Studies Master program. She has a working experience in the public sector. Has taught and worked in a number of public universities. She is a member of the scholarship board of the Armenian Educational Foundation.

Nvard has a earned her Diploma with Honors from the SEUA's Faculty of Cybernetics. She has then, earned two Masters levels from the American University of Armenia and the University of Cincinnati. Nvard holds specializations of a political scientist and urban development specialist.  She is a member of ARF party since 2003.

[Register of Interests]

 

Sarhat Petrosyan

member

Sarhat Petrosyan  

Sarhat is members of TIAC from 2014, and in 2017 was elected board member.

Sarhat Petrosyan is the founder and director of urbanlab - a Yerevan-based independent urban think-do-share lab. He holds M.S. in Architecture and Ph.D. in Urban Planning from National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia. During 2004-2017 he worked as an Associate Professor at the Chair of Urban Planning of the same university. Currently he is an Adjunct Lecturer at the Acopian Center for Environment of the American University of Armenia. His fields of interest are urban design qualities and policies on urban development. He is the author of around twenty publications and also magazine articles. In 2016 he was appointed curator of Armenian National Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale.

[Register of Interests]

 

Suren Saghatelyan

Chairman

Suren Saghatelyan  

Suren joined TIAC NGO in 2010 and the same year was elected as Board member. In 2014 upon expiration of the term Suren Saghatelyan ceased to be TIAC Board member, and was reelected in 2015. In 2017 he was again elected by General Meeting.

At the same time, Suren works as Procurement Analyst, Head of Procurement and General Administration Unit, United Nations Development Program in Armenia since May 11, 2016. Previously Suren was Manager of Organizational Support Department at World Vision Armenia humanitarian organization, Chief Procurement Officer at Project Implementation Unit of the Ministry of Finance of Armenia and Procurement Expert at Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation, etc.

Suren is a graduate of Yerevan Polytechnic Institute (at present SEUA) and holds Preparatory Course Certificate in Business Administration and Management at American University of Armenia. He also holds Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Management at Maastricht School of Management, Maastricht, the Netherlands.

[Register of Interests]

 

How to become a Board member

Any person who has been the Organization member for at least two years and is not included in the Organization staff may be elected a Board member. The same person can be elected as Board member no more than to two consecutive terms. The Board is formed from the members of the Organization by the General Meeting through elections.