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MANAGING TEAM

DAVID

PAPAZIAN

CEO

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SERGE

GRIGORYAN

Deputy CEO

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SOFIA

KAFIEVA

Director

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EDUARD

MKRTCHYAN

Chief Operating Officer

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GRIGOR

PETROSYAN

Head of Deal Execution...

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GRIGOR

CHOBANYAN

General Counsel

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DEAL TEAM

KHALED

HELIOUI

Investment Committee...

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GRIGOR

PETROSYAN

Head of Deal Execution...

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LUSINE

AVANESYAN

Senior Analyst

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SARINE

KARAJIAN

Analyst

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MARGARITA

ARAKELYAN

Analyst

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BELLA

MANOUKIAN

Lead Analyst

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DAVID

MANUKYAN

Lead Analyst

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EXPLORE MORE ABOUT ANIF

DAVID

PAPAZIAN

CEO

David is an independent capital manager, a Board Member of Unibank Armenia, with over 13 years of experience in capital management and investment banking Has previously worked as an investment banker at UBS (UK) and Merrill Lynch (Russia) David graduated from Institut d’études politiques de Paris and holds an MBA from ESSEC Business School.

SERGE

GRIGORYAN

Deputy CEO

Sergey has over 14 years of experience in banking sector. He is a partner of EvaBeta and a member of the Board of Director of Unistream Bank. He has held several senior positions in Russian, Armenian, Italian, Spanish and Israeli companies. Serge holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics from the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation. He graduated with honors from the Yerevan State Institute of Economics.

SOFIA

KAFIEVA

Director

Sofia has over 14 years of corporate finance and investment banking experience. She focuses predominantly on the energy and power and  infrastructure sectors and has advised a wide range of clients, from small scale independent producers to governments and SWFs. She previously worked as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch and Evercore. Sofia holds a Master’s degree in economics and Corporate Finance from Russian State University Higher School of Economics.

GRIGOR

PETROSYAN

Head of Deal Execution Dept.

Grigor has over 15 years of experience in banking sector. He has worked as the head of Ameriabank’s credit risk management department for almost 9 years. He has previously held senior positions in commercial and consumer lending departments. He studied at the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics of the RA State Pedagogical University, taught in a number of educational institutions, passed a number of specialized qualification courses, received professional licenses.

EDUARD

MKRTCHYAN

Chief Operating Officer

Eduard has 20+ years of working experience. Prior to ANIF, Eduard worked as a Manager of Administration Department of MTS Armenia, as well as worked as a Project Manager and Economic Growth Officer at the USAID Economic Growth Office, US Embassy. Eduard also worked for the American Bar Association and PricewaterhouseCoopers as an Attorney. Holds Diploma of a Lawyer from the Yerevan State University, LL.M Degree from the American University of Armenia and MBA Degree from the SBS Swiss Business School. Eduard also studied at the Institute of American and International Law in Dallas, Texas, USA and Emerging Leaders Program at the Federal Executive Institute in Washington DC, USA. Recipient of the Franklin Award, an Honorary Citizen of Dallas (Texas, USA), and an Associate Member of American Bar Association.

GRIGOR

CHOBANYAN

General Counsel

Grigor is very enthusiastic about development of foreign direct investments and legal education in Armenia. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Yerevan State University, Faculty of Law. Grigor is also a Fulbright Scholarship alumnus, which granted him the opportunity to do his LL.M. studies in the United States (Drexel University and a joint program with the University of Pennsylvania).

KHALED

HELIOUI

Investment Committee President

Khaled Helioui is an active angel investor having backed mission driven startups such as Uber (first European investor), Deliveroo, Student.com, Werlabs, Soldo, Upgraded, Yumi or Bolt. He was previously the CEO of Bigpoint, the largest gaming company in Germany with over 500 employees & 400 million registered players, of which he led the turnaround and subsequent sale to Youzu Interactive. Khaled is Tunisian-French, an engineer by trade, and an active promoter of entrepreneurship as a driver of economic and social development, notably in Tunisia where he acts as mentor and coach for entrepreneurs & students. He is a United Nations digital leader and sits on the board of the Holding Italiana Quattordicesima.

GRIGOR

PETROSYAN

Head of Deal Execution Dept.

Grigor has over 15 years of experience in banking sector. He has worked as the head of Ameriabank’s credit risk management department for almost 9 years. He has previously held senior positions in commercial and consumer lending departments. He studied at the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics of the RA State Pedagogical University, taught in a number of educational institutions, passed a number of specialized qualification courses, received professional licenses.

LUSINE

AVANESYAN

Senior Analyst

Lusine has 4 years of corporate finance experience in several financial institutions and multinational companies in Moscow and Milan. Lusine holds a Bachelor of Economics degree with honors from HSE University in Moscow and a Master of Finance degree with investment banking major from Bocconi University in Milan.

SARINE

KARAJIAN

Analyst

Sarine has over 5 years of experience in the banking sector, with a focus on economic and sectoral research & analysis and on identifying related risks, in order to support investment strategy. Sarine holds a Master’s degree in Finance from John Molson School of Business (JMSB) of Concordia University in Montreal.

MARGARITA

ARAKELYAN

Analyst

Margarita has 6 years of finance experience in international financial institutions as analyst. Margarita holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management from French University in Armenia and Master’s degree in Finance.

BELLA

MANOUKIAN

Lead Analyst

Bella has over 6 years of working experience in the investment management field. Bella has worked for almost 4 years in the RA Ministry of Economy as leading specialist, coordinating with donors and conducting country dialogue with major International Financial Institutions. Bella graduated with Honors from the University of Exeter with Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management and is currently pursuing an MBA at the University of Sheffield.

DAVID

MANUKYAN

Lead Analyst

David is experienced banker holding various management positions in VTB and Ameriabank over 8-year period. He has also worked as Adviser to Deputy PM Tigran Avinyan. David holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics from the Russian-Armenian University.