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 In office since  May 12, 2018
 Reappointed the RA Minister of Nature Protection on January 18, 2019
                                         On June 1, 2019, appointed to be RA Minister of Environment



October 17, 1979, Kapan

1995-2000-Yerevan State Institute of Economics, Faculty of Economics, Environmental Economics specialization
2004-2005-The University of the Aegean(Greece), Department of Environmental Sciences, International PhD Program in Environmental Management and Policy
2007-Technical University of Dresden (Germany), post-graduate diploma in  international environmental management
2008-2009-ATEI and Aristotle University (Greece), doctoral study, environmental economics

On June 1, 2019, appointed to be RA Minister of Environment, being relieved of his post as the Minister of Nature Protection
Reappointed the RA Minister of Nature Protection on January 18, 2019
Appointed the  RA Minister of Nature Protection on May 12, 2018
2017-2018- The First Deputy Minister of Nature Protection of RA
2017-Assistant to the RA Prime Minister
2016-2017- Educational Programs Center, World Bank-funded project, environmental expert
2015- Caucasus Nature Fund, national expert in improvement of specially  protected areas management system
2015- UNDP, introduction of environmental satellite accounts, economic expert
2015- UNDP Kazakhstan Office, international expert in ecosystem services
2015-OSCE Yerevan office, national expert in environmental economics,
2015-2016- World Bank-supported and RA Ministry of Nature Protection-implemented Increased Transparency in Mining Industry project, national expert
2014-2015- UNDP, national expert for Armenia in environmental economics
2014-American University of Armenia, expert in environmental economics
2014-2015-"Pure Energy and Water" project funded by USAID, national consultant
2014-Ecosystem services program implemented by the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia and funded by the EU, international expert
2014- World Bank-supported FLEG-2 program implemented by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, national expert
2011-2014- RA National Focal Point to the German Development Bank-financed Trans-Boundary Joint Secretariat project for support of protected areas
2011-2014- USAID-supported "Pure Energy and Water" project, economist
2011-"North-South" Road Corridor Investment Program Implementation Organization" SNCO, relocation specialist
2011- Project Manager of the OSCE-funded program referred to as “Building Capacity in Economic Mechanisms in Environmental Management, Information and Participatory Process Improvement”
2009-2011-Head of International Project Management Division, Economy Department, the Ministry of Nature Protection of RA
2009- Ministry of Nature Protection, Department of Economics, Environmental Economics Instruments and Mechanisms Management Division, chief specialist
2002-2009- Ministry of Nature Protection, Division of Economics of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources, leading specialist

2000-2002-  He served in the RA Armed Forces.
He is the author of a number of publications and scientific articles printed in Armenia, Russia, Greece and Germany.


Married and has two sons and a daughter.