The EastWest Institute warmly congratulates its Vice Chairman, Dr. Armen Sarkissian, on his election as president of Armenia. Representing the ruling Republican Party of Armenia, Dr. Sarkissian was elected via vote in the Armenian parliament on Friday, March 2.
Dr. Sarkissian began his involvement with the institute in 2002 as a member of its Board of Directors, before his appointment as Vice Chairman in 2008.
Previously, Dr. Sarkissian served as Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia (1996-1997), Ambassador of Armenia (1991-1999) to the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and The Vatican, as well as Head of Mission of the Republic of Armenia to the EU and NATO (1995-96).
Dr. Sarkissian has published numerous articles on economic transition in the former Soviet Union and is the author of three books and over 50 articles on computer modelling of complex system and theoretical physics. He is a recognized speaker and contributor to the World Economic Forum, in Davos.