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MANAGING TEAM

DAVID

PAPAZIAN

CEO

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SERGEY

GRIGORYAN

Deputy CEO

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SOFIA

KAFIEVA

Director

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GRIGOR

CHOBANYAN

General Counsel

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BELLA

MANOUKIAN

Director of...

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DEAL TEAM

TIGRAN

SARGSYAN

Lead Analyst

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MARGARITA

ARAKELYAN

Analyst

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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.

SERGEY

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

CHOBANYAN

General Counsel

Grigor has more than 8 years of experience, featuring an empowering combination of experience as an in-house lawyer, external legal counsel and university professor (Yerevan State University and French University in Armenia). Grigor advised on various high-stake projects and has an extensive experience of working with both private sector investors and governmental agencies. He is a graduate of Yerevan State University, as well as holds an LL.M. degree within the framework of his studies in the US as a Fulbright Scholar. Grigor also holds a Ph.D. in International Economic Law. During his recent professional years, Grigor actively contributed to the promulgation of Corporate Governance and Capital Markets regulations in Armenia, including successful implementation of large-scale amendments to the “Joint-Stock Company” Law and “Public-Private Partnership” Law of Armenia.

BELLA

MANOUKIAN

Director of “Entrepreneur + State Anti-Crisis Investments Fund” CJSC

Bella Manoukian is a management professional with over 8 years of experience in economic development and investment fields. She has prior work experience in the Ministry of Economy, where her work concentrated on shaping the economic development agenda of the country as well as conducting the dialogue with International Financial Institutions. Her carrier then focused on investment field when joining Business Armenia and later ANIF. Bella is currently leading ANIF’s Deal team and managing the Private Equity Fund operating under ANIF. Bella holds a Bachelor’s Degree in business and management from the University of Exeter and an MBA Degree from the University of Sheffield.

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.

TIGRAN

SARGSYAN

Lead Analyst

Tigran Sargsyan has 8 years of finance experience in Ameriabank, as a document drafting specialist, then as a business loan specialist, senior specialist, and finally as a lead specialist. 

T ․ Sargsyan holds a master's degree in finance from Armenian State Economy University.