Republic of Armenia Advisory Committee Members


Armine Hovannisian is the Executive Director of Junior Achievement of Armenia which offers a school program in applied economics and civic education. Ms. Hovannisian is also the Founder and Board Chairman of Orran NGO assisting needy children and elderly. She has studied in leading American institutions and holds a B.A. in Diplomacy and World Affairs from Occidental College and a J.D. in Law from UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles. Ms. Hovannisian has developed the national curriculum for civic education and authored the official civics textbook for 9th grade students. She has been honoured with a number of awards including the Nansen Fredjov Gold medal for humanitarian work and Junior Achievement International's Platinum Award. Ms. Hovannisian is also a proud mother of 5 children. 
In Advisory Committee since 2008.


Karine Ghukasyan holds the position of the pro-rector of Amirdovlat Amasiatsi medical institute. She is also the Chairman of Healthy life NGO. Ms. Ghukasyan has participated in a number of local and international programs on Stomatology.
In Advisory Committee since 2008.

Varoujan Avedikian is the Head of Legal Department in Central Bank of Armenia. He also delivers lectures of Business Law, Banking and Financial Law in the French University in Armenia (UFAR) Law School. He has taken studies in European and American institutions. He holds LL.M. in Financial and Banking Law and European Union Commercial Law. Mr. Avedikian is author of several research works on Anticorruption; Trafficking; Anti-trust law and the Criminal Code.
In Advisory Committee since 2008.

Rev. Father Barouyr Avetisyan graduated from the Vazgenian Theological Seminary and completed theological studies at Gevorgian Theological Academy of the Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin. Father Barouyr Avetisyan has been ordained as priest at the Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin by the hand of His Eminence Archbishop Hovnan Derderian in 2001. Upon the order of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch & Catholicos of All Armenians, he has been appointed as Visiting Priest at St. Hripsime church. During the weekdays he works at the Chancellery of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin as the Executive officer for Intra-church Relations.
In Advisory Committee since 2004.