Republic of Armenia Prime Minister
In office since
9 April 2008
Date and Place of Birth
January 29, 1960, Kirovakan (Vanadzor) town
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
As of April 9, 2008 - 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.
Under a presidential decree signed on December 28, 2012, got a 1st degree medal “For Services to Motherland”.
Anania Shirakatsi Medal
He has the military rank of reserve officer.
Author of over 20 scientific articles
State Economics University, honorary doctor.
Republican Party of Armenia
Married, with a daughter, two sons and two grandchildren.