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MANAGING TEAM

DAVID

PAPAZIAN

CEO

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SERGEY

GRIGORYAN

Deputy CEO

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KHALED

HELIOUI

Investment Committee...

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EDUARD

MKRTCHYAN

Chief Operating Officer

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GRIGOR

CHOBANYAN

General Counsel

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GRIGOR

PETROSYAN

Head of Deal Execution...

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DEAL TEAM

BELLA

MANOUKIAN

Lead Analyst

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DAVID

MANUKYAN

Lead Analyst

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LUSINE

AVANESYAN

Senior Analyst

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MARGARITA

ARAKELYAN

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.