About Us

Founders

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    Noubar Afeyan

    Founding partner

    Co-Founder, Aurora Forum; Founder and CEO, Flagship Pioneering; Scientific Innovator; Co-author of the vision, Discussion Paper “At the Crossroads: A Time for Solutions”; Professional Entrepreneur; Philanthropist. Dr. Noubar Afeyan is Founder and CEO of Flagship Pioneering, a unique enterprise that systematically makes breakthrough, ... Learn More
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    Nuné Alekyan

    Founding partner

    Nuné Alekyan has had a successful career in corporate marketing and strategy in Russia and the United Kingdom in Healthcare and Insurance. After completing her corporate career, she became the co-founder of the Centre for Heritage Capitalization, a not-for-profit platform for dialogue between the government, private investors and experts in the ... Learn More
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    Pierre Gurdjian

    Founding partner

    Pierre Gurdjian is IDeA Europe Foundation Director. The Foundation develops and implements highly innovative models for country development with significant pilot applications in Armenia. In addition, he is an expert in executive leadership and change management. He is also the President of the Board of Directors of the Université Libre de ... Learn More
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    Arman Jilavian

    Founding partner

    Arman Jilavian leads the Armenia 2041 Charitable Foundation as its director. He is also publisher, managing partner and co-founder of MEDIACRAT, one of the most dynamic and fast-growing publishing and advertising groups in Russia. In 2011, he received the Media Manager of Russia Award. A graduate of the Lomonosov Moscow State University with a PhD ... Learn More
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    David Tavadian

    Founding partner

    David has spent more than fifteen years in the financial industry, from BCA Research Group to Credit Agricole, Citi and Commerzbank. David graduated from L’École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC) de Montréal with a B.A. and an M.Sc. and is a CFA Charter holder. David has lived and worked in Canada, UK, Russia and in the UAE. David fluently ... Learn More
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    Ruben Vardanyan

    Founding partner

    Ruben Vardanyan is an Armenian-Russian business leader, social entrepreneur, and venture philanthropist. Together with his spouse, Veronika Zonabend, and partners in various countries, he invests in large-scale, multifaceted projects in the sphere of global education, the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals, and solving humanitarian ... Learn More
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    Veronika Zonabend

    Founding partner

    Veronika Zonabend is the founding partner and the Chair of the Board of Governors of UWC Dilijan College in Armenia, the first academic institution in Eastern Europe and the CIS to join the United World Colleges network. She sits on the Boards of Trustees at UWC International (UK) and the American University of Armenia and chairs the Board of ... Learn More