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Samvel A. Mkhitaryan, PhD.
Apt. 24, Totovents Str. 13, Yerevan 0096, Armenia
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2002 Connection International Grant Internship
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  1. 1. Samvel A. Mkhitaryan, PhD. Apt. 24, Totovents Str. 13, Yerevan 0096, Armenia Tel.: (+37410) 625 375 (h); (+37491) 206 843. E-mail: sammkhitar@yahoo.com CURRICULUM VITAE Summary of Key Qualifications  High qualification and extensive professional experience in:  Strategic, general, financial, organizational and project consulting and management;  Business and project initiation, planning, budgeting, implementation, management, administration, supervision, quality assurance, monitoring, performance assessment, evaluation, communication and reporting;  Management and implementation of international and local development programs, projects and components in civil society, R&D, financial markets, higher education, professional development, MSME, etc.;  Business/MSME, infrastructure, sectorial/field and community development gap analyses, policy formation, planning, consulting, assistance, management and development;  Innovations, R&D, business modeling and planning, startups, technology transfer, production;  Business and investment environment, CG and business ethics;  Financial markets (banking/lending, capital/securities markets, stock exchange activities, etc.), its institutions, infrastructure, instruments and services, including lending, equity investments and other financial services, access to finance, fundraising, etc.;  Higher education and professional development management, quality assurance, accreditation and reforms;  Development and implementation of ECTS based credit rating educational systems/procedures and competency and learning outcomes’ based academic and extension professional educational and training programs, including the development, review and evaluation of learning objectives, outcomes, outlines, curricula, educational programs, processes and their results;  Development, implementation and conduction of various academic, lifelong learning, capacity building and professional development programs.  With a special experience in various leading financial and real sector consulting, educational, professional development, R&D and production organizations, governmental institutions, NGOs and international development programs in MSME and community development, innovations, R&D, manufacturing, CG, FM, professional and higher education.  As a CEO, executive director, research director, ACOP, DCOP, project manager, chief engineer, team leader, leading specialist, expert, designer, consultant, trainer/lecturer. Summary of Other Qualifications and Accomplishments a. Summary of Forums, Publications, Inventions, Exhibitions, Expeditions, Awards, etc.  Forums, etc.: Organized, conducted and moderated various international and local forums, conferences and seminars on finance, SM, Corporate Governance, Investment, Banking, Loan, SME and community development, scientific equipment, electronics, seismology, information analytic systems, higher education, Bologna process, QA, ECTS educational system, etc.  Publications and Inventions: Authored and co-authord about 60 articles, copyrights on inventions, papers and so on published in international, SU, RF and RA scientific magazines on finance, investment, SM, taxes, SME, community development, scientific equipment, electronics, seismology, information analytic systems, higher education, Bologna process, QA, ECTS educational system, etc.  Presentations: Conducted presentations in different international and republican forums and conferences on SM, financial management, SME, higher education, electronics, seismology, information systems and technologies, etc. in Washington DC, Warsaw, Moscow, Vilnius, Leningrad, Yerevan, Tbilisi, Krynica, Gyumri, Kutaisi, etc.  R&D Exhibitions and Expeditions: Presented various authored and co-authored, designed and produced scientific devices in different international and local exhibitions, including the SU and Armenian EANEs and international scientific exhibitions in Moscow, Warsaw and Yerevan, participated in the 6-month 49th international scientific expedition in the Atlantic Ocean by the scientific liner Academic Kurchatov for testing of designed and produced by the SEDTI scientific IT digital analytical, measuring and recording systems, etc.  Awards: Different medals, diplomas, certificates and orders of excellence of the SU and Armenian EANEs, President of the ASA, Scientific Technical Societies (STS) of the SU and Armenia, Organizational Committees of international conferences and exhibitions. b. Professional Certifications  Certificate of director for FCI branches and professional trader of FOREX markets; IAET and FCI, Moscow, 2004.  Lifelong Qualification Certificate of Manager of Investment Funds; RA Ministry of Finance and Economy, 1997.  Lifelong Qualification Certificate of Securities Market Specialist; RA Ministry of Finance and Economy, 1996.  Certificate of the Exchange Specialist and Trading on Futures, Russian Stock Exchange (RSE), Moscow, 1996. c. Other skills and qualifications  Strong interpersonal communication, organizational, analytical, gap analyses, policy formation, problem-solving, decision-making, planning, budgeting, monitoring, coordination, supervision, reporting and other managerial and leadership skills;  Strong ability and extensive experience to work in multi-tasking and multi-cultural environments as a team member, team leader, project and unit manager and CEO with effective contacts with partners, supervisors, experts, authorities and colleagues at all levels;  Extensive work experience in international and local projects, NGOs and private companies;  Extensive experience in working in managerial positions in infrastructural projects funded by leading international donors;
  2. 2.  Strong skills, capacity and extensive experience to design, deliver, lead and manage various training, educational, capacity building, R&D, technical assistance and other commercial and grant programs, assessments, surveys, etc.;  Flexible and strong ability to work effectively under pressure and decisive conditions with a proven track record of delivering tangible results to a high standard within deadlines and with good attention to details;  Responsible and initiative person with strong decision making skills in a frames of stated principles;  Serious approach to continuous professional education and improvement, personal drive and ability to be a self-starter and team player;  Strong understanding and experience in engineering, innovations and economic development projects;  Experience in the development and implementation of policies and strategic plans;  Readiness and ability to travel within the region or internationally and to work additional hours;  MS Windows/Vista, MS Office packages, Internet/e-mail programs and related products. Summary of Membership of Professional Bodies and Voluntary Activities 2016 - Present 2014 - Present Armenian Institute of Directors, NGO, Yerevan, RA: Member. Adult Education and Lifelong Learning Association of Armenia, Yerevan, RA: Member. 2012 - Present Shirak International Patriotic Union (SHIPU), NGO (www.shirak.int.am), Yerevan, RA: Board Member, Coordinator of Economic and Business Development Committee and Programs. 2009 - 2013 State Public Council of the RA, Committee of Economic, Financial and Budgeting Issues, Yerevan: Member. 2009 - Present Policy Forum Armenia (www.pf-armenia.org/), Int. Professional NGO (Washington DC, US): Senior Fellow Expert in Economics, Finance, Business and Development. 2008 - Present Business/MSME Advocacy Forum/ Network (http://www.afic.am/BAN/BAN.htm#), Yerevan: Co-founder, Member. 2002 - 2004 Union of Business Support Organizations, Yerevan, RA: Expert and adviser on financial markets and MSME financing. 1999 - 2008 Foundation for Small and Medium Businesses (FSMB), Yerevan, RA (www.fsmb.am): Chairman of Supervision Board, Head of Economic/Community Development Programs. 1999 - 2010 Gyumri Development Foundation, NGO, Gyumri, RA: Co-founder, Chairman of Supervision Board, Head of MSME Financing, Business and Community Development Programs. 2008 - 2011 Ministry of Economy (MoE) of the RA, Working Group on Development and Implementation of CG Code in the RA: Member. 1997 - 2002; 2009 - 2015 Rotary Clubs, Gyumri, Yerevan, RA: Founder member of Gyumri Rotary Club (1997-1998); Member of Yerevan Rotary. Club - Secretary, Treasury (1998 – 2002); Member of Yerevan Rotary Club International (2009 – 2015). 1997 - 1999 Armenian Securities Market Members’ Association (SMMA), Yerevan, RA: Board Member, Head of Educational Commission and Programs. 1996 - 1998 Ministry of Finance and Economy (MoFE) of the RA. State Certification Committee of qualification testing and certification of Securities market professional participants and Managers of investment funds: Member. 1992 - 1993 Ministries of Economy and Science and Education of the RA: State Expertise Committee on “Technical Physics” for selection and thematic funding of research organizations and R&D projects in the RA: Member. Education a. General Education Date Institution Degree(s) or Diploma(s) obtained: Apr. 1983 - Oct. 1984 USSR Higher Scientific Certification Commission. Moscow. Ph.D. Diploma of Candidate of Technical Sciences. Sept. 1978 - June 1982 Scientific Research Institute of Physics of the Earth of the AS of the USSR, Moscow. Completion of a Post-Graduate PhD Research and Study Program in the field of Geophysics and Geophysics Devices. Aug. 1977 - May 1979 Post-Graduate State University of Public Sciences of the ML, Department of Public Administration (PA). Gyumri /Yerevan. MPA. Diploma with Distinction. Specialization: Public Administration and Management of Enterprises. Sept. 1968 - Sept. 1973 Armenian State Engineering University, Department of Radio-Electronics. Yerevan. MS in Engineering. Diploma with Distinction. Specialization: Radio-Engineering. Qualification: Radio Engineer. b. Professional Development Programs and Certificates Date Institution Degree(s) or Diploma(s) obtained: Sept. - Nov., 2009 University Administration Support Program (UASP) funded by IREX and US Carnegie Corporation (Washington DC, US). Miami University in Oxford (OH, US) and California State University (Fresno, CA, US). Certificate of Completion of the international grant fellowship competition program with a research of the US higher education management system and completion of a Case Study on “Strategic Planning, Quality assurance, Accreditation and their Interrelation in the US Higher Education”. May - July, 2004 Certification professional development programs for executive directors of dealing centers and FOREX market traders at International Academy of Exchange Trading (IAET) and International FOREX Club – FCI (Moscow, Novosibirsk, and RF). Completion of certified professional training and internship programs for executive directors of FCI and IAET branches and dealing centers and for FOREX market traders. Certificates of executive director for FCI and IAET branches and certified professional trader of FOREX markets. Apr. - May, SME Development and Community Certificates of Completion of international grant Internship
  3. 3. 2002 Connection International Grant Internship Competition Program funded by the US State Bureau of ECA and IREX (Washington DC, US). Center for International Understanding (CIU) at Bluefield Community College (BCC) and First Citizen Bank – FCB (Bluefield, WV) and Business Support Center (BSC) at Richland Community College –RCC (Richland, VA). and Training Programs on MSME Planning, Financing, Establishment, Development and Management, as well as on Banking, Investment, Trust and Financial Planning Services. June 1996 Certification Training Program on Exchange Specialist and Trading on Futures at Russian Stock Exchange (RSE), Moscow. RF Certificates of Completion of training Program on Exchange Specialist and Trader on Futures at the RSE Platforms. 1996 – 2015 Other professional development programs: Attended and successfully completed more than 100 professional development, fellowship, exchange and qualification certified programs in Armenia, USA, Poland, RF, Georgia provided by more than 20 local, foreign and international professional capacity-building organizations in the following areas: • Strategic, general, project, organizational, operational, financial and investment planning and management; • CG and business ethics; • Grant proposal preparing, issuance, selection, implementation, management and supervision; • Business modelling, start-ups, incubation, fundraising, development, management and assistance; • SME establishment, financing, development and management; • FM, SM, stock exchange activities, lending, investment, etc.; • Higher education management, financing and reforms, SP, Bolognas processes, ECTS, QAS, etc.; • R&D, Innovations, electronics, seismology, electrograph, etc. • TOT programs on FM, SM, management, SME, entrepreneurship, marketing, QAS, etc. Language Skills Language Reading Speaking Writing English Proficient Proficient Proficient Armenian Native Native Native Russian Excellent Excellent Excellent List of Some Relevant References  Armen Darbinyan. Rector of the RAU, Chairman of the ICHD (www.ichd.org), Former Prime Minister of the RA. Tel: (+37491) 419 703. E-mail: adarbinian@hotmail.com.  Donald Hart. COP of USAID CMDP (PWC LLP, IBMC - USA) and SMSA (BWI Int. - USA) Projects in Armenia. Tel: (+92322) 505 7073, (+1443) 570 3073, (+1703) 956 0116. E-mail: drhartinus@yahoo.com.  Edward Sandoyan. Director of Institute of Economy and Business (IEB) and Business School at RAU, Chair of Faculty of Finance at RAU (Former Minister of Economy and Finance of the RA; Head of the Supervision and Methodology of the CBA, Tel: (+37410) 272 012; (+37491) 406 270. E-mail: edwardsandoyan@gmail.com).  Harsh Bhargava. Vice President of the BWI Inc.-USA (www.Bankworldinc.com). Tel: (703) 749 5300. E-mail: HBhargava@Bankworldinc.com.  Robert Singletary. COP of USAID FSDP Project in Armenia (Cardno/EMG). Tel: (+995599) 452 516. E-mail: rhsinq@aol.com.  Martin Dinning. COP of the USAID FSDP Project in Armenia (Cardno/EMG - USA). Tel: (+37410) 522 506 (108). E-mail: mhd@martindinning.com.  Mushegh Tumasyan. CEO of Economic Development and Research Center - EDRC (Former Deputy Minister of Economy and Adviser of the President of the RA). Tel: (+ 37499) 099499. E-mail: mtumasyan@edrc.am.  Martha E. Penberthy. Volunteer at US Peace Corps (Adviser of the GEDF and Gyumri Techno Park). Tel: (+37477) 288 414. E-mail: mepenberthy@aol.com.  Varazdat Avoyan. Chairman of Shirak International Patriotic Union, NGO, Tel: (+37491) 904 222. E-mail: shirak.int@gmail.com.  Mary Beggs. Senior Manager, EG Cardno/Emerging Markets Group (EMG) LTD (USA); USAID FSDP and FED Projects’ Director. Tel: (+1703) 373 698. E-mail: Mary.Beggs@cardno.com.  Anthony Sinclair. Technical Director, Economic Growth at Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd., Technical Advisor at USAID FSDP and FED Projects. Tel.: +1 703 373 7660, E-mail: Anthony.Sinclair@cardno.com. Samvel A. Mkhitaryan 06 June, 2016
  4. 4. Record of Professional Key Experience Date Institution, Company, Project & Reference Person Position, Role Description of Duties, Accomplishments and Achievements 04/2013 - 12/2015 USAID Finance for Economic Development (FED) Project in the RA (www.armeniafed.com) Implemented by Cardno - Emerging Markets Group (EMG) LTD (USA). Yerevan, Armenia. Stephen Strauss and Sisak Mkhitaryan, COP. sstrauss@armeniafed.com; sismkhitaryan@armeniafed.com Mary Beggs, Project Director. Tel.: (+1703) 373 698; Mary.Beggs@cardno.com Institutional Framework Development (IF) Team Leader (TL)  In coordination with the COP planned, managed, ensured the completion as a professional and team leader, took overall responsibility and reported on all tasks, activities and results of the Team and its partners and engaged experts, including particularly the successfully completed Team activities in the following general areas: o Assist the CBA to increase its capacity to improve the regulation and supervision of the Armenian financial markets, including the assistance in: (i) development and adoption of several new legal and regulatory acts, particularly aimed to improve the MSMEs access to finance, (ii) development and implementation of regulatory impact assessment and risk based supervision, (iii) need assessment, planning, designing, organization and conduction of various training programs for the CBA staff, etc.; o Assist the MOF, WB and AAAA to improve the MOF and AAAA capacity to improve the professional development, licensing, quality assurance and supervision of accounting and audit profession, including the assistance to: (i) WB Mission and MOF to develop and implement the Country Strategy and Action Plan (CSAP) on Corporate Finance Reporting (CFR) with new laws on Accounting, Auditing and Public Oversight, (ii) AAAA to develop and publish a textbook on Audit and Internal Control for its professional development and training programs, etc.; o Assist the CBA, MOF, MOE, MOJ, financial institutions and other counterparts to improve financial sector infrastructure to reduce supply-side impediments to improve the MSME financing and other financial services, reduce costs and risks, and improve risk management and transparency of financial services, including the assistance in: (i) development and implementation of secured transactions system in Armenia with a unified online electronic registry of secured rights on movable property by development and adoption of new legal and regulatory framework, planning, designing, organization, conduction, quality assurance, monitoring and evaluation of various training and public literacy programs, etc., (ii) organization and conduction of supply and demand side joint forum and follow up separate meetings of IT companies and financial institutions for clarification of existing shortages and possible solutions to expand and improve the IT based services and products of financial institutions, (iii) comprehensive need assessment and development of a detail report on usage of IT technologies by financial institutions to improve the access to finance, especially for MSMEs in rural areas, (iv) facilitation of cooperation and negotiations of financial institutions and vendors of IT technologies, (v) designing, organization and conduction of various training programs and seminars on IT governance, development, usage of various IT based financial products, etc.; o Assist the CBA, UBA, UCORA, ASA, AAAA, financial institutions and educational organizations to increase the pool of financial sector professionals in the workforce to foster improved and expanded financial services, including: (i) the conduction of professional education and development demand and supply side need assessment with development of related report and supply and demand side recommendations, (ii) planning, designing, organization, conduction, monitoring and evaluation of various competency and learning outcome based training programs for banks, UCOs and etc. on designing of market oriented new financial products, MSME lending and other financial services, implementation of secured transactions system, IT based financial services, TOT on actuarial professional development trainings, etc., o Assist the CBA and other interested governmental bodies to develop a strategic plan for strengthening the financial sector’s ability to support economic activity and business development in the country, including the provided comprehensive assistance to the CBA to develop the financial sector development strategy, etc.  Actively assisted and took key roles in completion of the most tasks of the Project’s other components, particularly in areas of: (i) assessment and development of comprehensive reports and recommendations for a) improvement of MSMEs’ financial services and access to finance, b) wholesale lending of credit organizations by local banks to enhance their abilities to improve the MSME financing, c) trends, bases and impact of AMD rate’s fluctuations, etc.; (ii) designing and implementation of a pilot project for introduction of integrated financial and non- financial services for regional milk production MSMEs; (iii) planning, designing and implementation of various trainings and public awareness and literacy actions supporting the ongoing pension reforms; (iv) organization and conduction of various comprehensive public financial literacy activities in all regions of Armenia in the frame of “My finance” month; (v) development and implementation of the first securitization pilot project in Armenia with issuance of the first asset backed bonds based on the loan portfolios of 5 originator UCOs, etc.
  5. 5. Date Institution, Company, Project & Reference Person Position, Role Description of Duties, Accomplishments and Achievements  Actively participated in the FED’s general planning, implementation, supervision, performance monitoring and evaluation and reporting activities. In the absence of the COP, acted as an ACOP as well, etc.  Planned, designed, organized, conducted, monitored and evaluated various trainings, seminars, round-tables, consulting services etc.  Represented the Project and FSI Team to the CBA, MoF, MoE, UBA, UCORA, commercial banks, credit organizations, other counterparts, governmental institutions, international organizations, etc. 01/2014 – 11/2015 UNIDO GEF Global Clean Tech Innovation Program - GCIP (facebook.com/UNIDOcleantechArmenia). Frunzik Voskanyan, Head. Tel.: (+37493) 627 897; E-mail: f.voskanyan@unido.org. Contractual Independent External Judge for review and valuation of applications to finance the selected start-ups for the National Business Ideas Competition under the UNIDO/GEF Global Clean Tech Innovation Program (GCIP) in Armenia and Mentor of selected semi-finalist teams at the GCIP acceleration program on business modelling, development, financing, etc. 09/2012 – 04/2015 Enterprise Incubator Foundation - EIF (www.eif.am). Bagrat Yengibaryan, CEO. Tel.: (+37491) 617 819; E-mail: b.yengibaryan@eif.am. Contractual External Independent Expert for review and valuation of applications to finance the selected start-ups for commercialization of their innovations under the Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Projects (STEP) in Armenia implemented by the Enterprise Incubator Foundation (EIF), US Global Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF Global) and Government of the RA. 10/2012 - Present National Center for Professional Education Quality Assurance Foundation - ANQA (www.anqa.am). Ruben Topchyan, ED. Tel.: (37410) 229 145; E-mail: ruben.topchyan@anqa.am. Contractual External Independent Expert on Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Higher Educational Institutions and Programs. 05/2012 - 03/2013 Enterprise Development Foundation (EDFA) of the RA; Gyumri Economic Development Foundation (GEDF); Gyumri Techno Park (www.gedf.am). Gyumri, Yerevan, Armenia. Hayk Mirzoyan and Gurgen Paronyan, Executive Directors. Tel.: (+374312) 47 413, (+37498) 008 511; gparonyan@gedf.am Expert on Business Development, Start-ups, Investment, Innovations, R&D and Relations with Local & Int. Organizations  Planned, completed properly and took overall responsibility for all completed tasks, activities and their results in the following main areas: o Provide business establishment, management, development, innovation promotion, technology transfer, financial and investment consulting, training and technical assistance to new startup and existing companies in Gyumri and Shirak Region with management of all related MSME establishment and development GEDF projects; o Provide assistance for all interested organizations, teams and individuals in development and incubation of new innovative business ideas, prepare grant and investment applications and templates, initiate the establishment and development of new IT/HT teams and companies in Gyumri, assist them in capacity building, fundraising, etc.; o Explore and discover companies operating outside the region ready to establish branches in Shirak marz and/or Gyumri and provide corresponding recommendations, assistance and advise to them on team building, branch establishment, etc.; o Establish business contacts and relationship with state, local/municipal governmental organizations; create and keep constructive relations with state, local and international organizations, donors and stakeholders; o Review and assess grant applications of business ideas and provide recommendations for financing and establishment of new startups.  Actively participated in the GEDF’s general planning, proposal writing, implementation, supervision, evaluation and reporting activities.  Designed, organized, implemented, conducted and monitored various trainings, seminars, round-tables, consulting services for existing and new companies, startup teams, etc. 09/2004 - 03/2013 Russian-Armenian University (RAU), www.rau.am. Yerevan, Armenia. Prof. Armen Darbinyan, Rector; Prof. Edward Sandoyan, Deputy Rector, Director of Institute of Economics and Business. Tel.: (+37410) 289 700; 272 012; (+37491) 406 270. adarbinian@hotmail.com; edsandoyan@rau.am; edsandoyan@gmail.com Head of Department of Development of Educational Programs and Relations (DDEPR); Deputy Vice Rector on University Development; Member of Scientific  As the head of the DDEPR planned, organized and managed overall activities of the department, as a professional and a head of the DDEPR played key role in their completion and was responsible for results of all completed tasks, including particularly the following accomplishments: o Development, adoption and implementation of the RAU concepts, internal regulations, operational manuals, guides, etc. to address the ongoing educational reforms in the RF and RA in the framework of Bologna Process and integration in the EAHE; o Development and adoption of the RAU’s concept on HES development Strategic planning culture, system and procedures in the RAU; o Development and adoption of concepts and various internal normative documents for implementation of internal quality assurance system in the RAU on the basis of the ISO, TQM, SWOP, ENQA, as well as the RF and RA legislations, etc.; o Planning, designing and coordination of implemented educational local, joint and international projects financed by Tempus, OSI, etc.; o Designing and implementation of competency and learning outcomes based local, joint and international Master, Bachelor and post graduate professional development programs and training courses on Banking, International Trading, Financial markets, SME, Investment, Migration and Economy, Forex, etc.; o Coordination of the RAU EMC’s activities, including the preparation and adoption of all required rules, procedures, guides and so on for
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Date Institution, Company, Project & Reference Person Position, Role Description of Duties, Accomplishments and Achievements Council (SC, 2006-2008); Coordinator of Educational Methodological Council (EMC, 2008-2013); Ass. professor its functioning; assessment of quality of educational programs and efficiency of departments’ activities, completion of corresponding reports and recommendations and submission to the EMC; monitoring of the status of implementation of the EMC recommendations and resolutions and so on.  Prepared and published different articles, reports, normative documents, case studies, guides, study materials and etc. on higher educational reforms, Bologna process, quality assurance, finance, securities markets, venture funds, etc.  Planned, organized, coordinated and conducted training programs for the RAU faculty and staff on Bologna process, ECTS-based credit rating education, quality assurance, competency and learning outcome based education, students’ movement, EU diploma supplement, etc.  On the basis of awarded IREX’s and Carnegie Corporation’s joint fellowship University administration support program-UASP completed a research of the US higher education management in the frame of which developed and presented in the IREX office in Washington DC a Case study on “Strategic Planning, Quality assurance, Accreditation and their Interrelation in the US Higher Educational Institutions”.  As a lecturer/ass. professor prepared various educational methodological materials, delivered lectures, supervised and assisted students in development of research papers, etc. in areas of “Planning and Analyses of Investment Projects”, “Financial Instruments and Investments”, “SME development and financing” and “Securities markets development”, conducted testing, evaluated their performance, etc.. 08-09, 2010 06-07, 2012 Cardno - Emerging Markets Group (EMG) LTD (USA). Mary Beggs, Project Director. Tel: (+1703) 373 698; Mary.Beggs@cardno.com. Short Term Contractual Consultant to provide analytical and consulting services, including conduction of various analyses and preparation and submission of various analytical summaries and recommendations on Armenian economy, financial markets, business environment, etc. 12/2006 - 10/2009 USAID Financial Sector Deepening Project (FSDP) in Armenia Implemented by Cardno Emerging Markets Group (EMG) LTD (USA). Yerevan, Armenia. Martin Dinning and Robert Singletary - COP. mdinning@hotmail.com; rhsing@aol.com Financial Sector Infrastructure (FSI) Team Leader (TL), Acting COP during the COP’s absence  As a team leader planned, organized, managed, took personal responsibility and reported the COP and the USAID Cognizant Technical Officer (CTO) the completion of all tasks of the FSI team and its various external subcontractors and international experts. Particularly planned, organized, led, managed and played key role also as a professional in the successful completion of the following activities: o Extensive and diverse assistance to the CBA, Armenian Credit Reporting Agency (ACRA) and Armenian financial institutions on development and implementation of modern credit reporting and scoring system for improvement of business lending transparency and risk management, MSME access to finance and so on including the development and implementation of: a) financial system corresponding legal and regulatory environment; b) business processes and procedures for the ACRA’s credit reporting and scoring services; c) ACRA CG system and management; d) ACRA public awareness and relation activities; and e) ACRA’s all credit reporting IT systems and facilities, by conduction of comprehensive need assessment, completion of technical specifications, development/procurement and implementation of new software and hardware with contractual involvement of various international experts and professional organizations on the basis of developed by the FSIT and issued RFPs and conducted relevant tenders, organization and conduction of various trainings, etc.; o Improvement of the CG practice in Armenian financial sector, including: (a) comprehensive assessment of Armenian banking CG legislation and practice in compliance with OECD and Basel II CG principles; (b) development and presentation of CG general and special individual reports with recommendations for CG improvement in the banking system and selected partner banks; (c) development, presentation and dissemination of the CG Code, Guide and Glossaries; (d) completion of different CG capacity building and training programs, etc. for professionals and media; o Improvement of accounting, financial reporting and transparency in the Armenian economy (including the MSME sector) and financial sector by translation, expert review, adoption and implementation of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), including: a) planning, budgeting, overall assistance to the MoF in negotiations with the IASB/IASCF, selection of professional translators and experts, translation team building on contractual basis and organization of translation and expert review process; b) oversight of the official translation process and adoption by IASB and RA Government of the IFRS 2009 Official Bare Version’s translation and its implementation in accordance with the IASB requirements; c) planning, organization and conduction of various professional training and awareness programs on IFRS for accountants and managers of all banks and NBFIs with contractual involvement of professional organizations on the basis of relevant RFPs and tenders; o Extensive and diverse assistance to the CBA, UBA, UCORA, financial institutions and several educational and training organizations to
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Date Institution, Company, Project & Reference Person Position, Role Description of Duties, Accomplishments and Achievements improve the pool of financial sector professionals in the workforce, particularly by conduction of financial sector professional education and career development need and gap assessment, development and presentation of corresponding cemperhancive reports and recommendations, conduction of dement and supply side forums and discussions, providing of capacity building assistance to financial institutions and educational and training organizations, planni9ng, designing, organization, conduction, monitoring and evaluation of various competency and learning outcomes based training programs, etc.; o Research, capacity-building and other infrastructure development interventions, including: a) organization and conduction of round tables, forums, discussions and seminars on MSME problems, assistance, development and financing, securities markets, fundraising, IPO, CG, etc.; b) development, publishing and dissemination of different assessments, reports, recommendations, brochures, handouts and other publications on banking, various types of loans, MSME access to finance, securities market, remittances, mortgage, CG, etc.; c) assistance to different research and infrastructural organizations on their capacity building, public and consumer relations, etc.; o Planning, coordination and running of the FSDP cooperation and assistance to Armenian financial market’s professional associations and other financial infrastructural organizations, including the UBA, AMMPA, FBC, AAAA, Armex, CDA, etc. on their capacity building, fundraising, workforce development, IT improvements, professional education, PR, etc. o Coordinating the activities of all corresponding international experts and involved subcontractors and trainers, including their selection, involvement, supervision of their activities, acceptance of deliverables and reports.  Directly participated in the FSDP’s general planning, budgeting, implementation, supervision and reporting activities. In the absence of the COP, acted as an ACOP as well, etc.  Organized, conducted, monitored and evaluated various trainings, seminars, round-tables, consulting services etc.  Represented the Project and FSI Team to the CBA, MoF, MoE, UBA, USAID office, banks, other counterparts, organizations, governmental institutions, int. organizations, etc. 11/2004 - 10/2006 USAID / Bankworld Inc. (USA) - Securities Markets Strengthening Activities (SMSA) in Armenia. Yerevan, Armenia. Donald Hart, John Vartanian - COP. Tel.: (+37491) 409 187. drhartinus@yahoo.com. johnmvus@yahoo.com Deputy COP, Acting COP, Team Leader, Financial Markets Senior Expert and Consultant  As an ACOP, DCOP and team leader initiated, planned, organized and coordinated all activities of the SMSA staff, involved subcontractors and international experts related with all aspects of Armenian securities market (SM) and SMSA activities. Particularly was responsible for development of the following SMSA surveys, assessments, reports and recommendations to enable the SMSA all counterparts (Armenian Securities Commission – SCA, CBA, Armex, CDA, SM Participants and etc.) to make progress in compliance with international standards, implement new technologies and instruments, etc.: o Comprehensive assessment with detailed report and recommendations for bringing the securities exchange trading and clearing settlement in Armenia into compliance with the G30, ISSA and IOSCO standards and introduction of non-deposited exchange trading and clearing settlement based on the DVP and T+2/3 procedures/schedule; o Comprehensive assessment with detailed report and recommendations on integration of the RA SM with international and regional markets and arrangement of cross border exchange trading and clearing settlement; o Detailed instructions and methodology for formation and usage of exchange market indices including their calculation and publication; o Comprehensive need assessment of the SCA information database and network capabilities with corresponding reports and recommendations for their development/improvement; o Comprehensive assessment with corresponding reports and recommendations on securities registration, listing and reporting requirements and procedures in the RA; o Comprehensive analytical report with corresponding detailed recommendations on existing macroeconomic, legal and regulatory difficulties and obstacles of the SM development in RA; o Detail content outline of recommended by the SMSA proposed Concept of Armenian SM development, etc.  Directly assisted the Armex in preparing its development business plans and financial projections, development and implementation of new services, instruments, regulations and procedures, improvement of its business technologies, IT and electronic trading systems, etc.  Designed, organized and managed selection of several appropriate financial and real sector companies (Armeconombank, Cascade Credit UCO, Armrusgazard CJSC, etc.) as well as several broker/dealer organizations and coordinated the SMSA assistance to them for organization of issuance, registration, and allocation and trading of corporate bonds in Armenian securities market.
  8. 8. Date Institution, Company, Project & Reference Person Position, Role Description of Duties, Accomplishments and Achievements  Designed, organized and managed the SMSA assistance to the SCA, CBA, Armex, CDA, etc. with regard to: o Transferring the SCA functions, responsibilities and USAID-based recourses to the CBA as a new regulator of the RA SM, o Developing new concepts, procedures, rules and legal amendments to enable IPO auctions of issued new securities and trading of new instruments in the Armex exchange platform with updated electronic trading system; o Assistance to the Armex and SCA to bring their technical and software capacities into consistency with their future services and international standards, particularly to improve/update the Armex electronic trading system (ETS) and the SCA IT systems for monitoring of the SMP activities; o Organization, conduction, monitoring and evaluation of various training programs for SCA, Armex, CDA and BD Companies to improve their marketing, business development, fundraising, IPO, underwriting, market making and rule making abilities and skills. 06/2004 – 11/2004 International Academy of Exchange Trading (IAET) and Forex Club International (FCI). RF, Moscow. Gagik Mouradyan, Chairman of the FCI Branch AFC. Tel.: (+37493) 269380. Yerevan@fxclub.org Head of FCI’s and IAET’s Branches in the RA; Executive Director of the Armenian Financial Center (AFC )  Represented the IAET and the FCI in the RA and managed overall activities of representations and the AFC, including financial, strategic and business planning, marketing, budgeting, business development, cost and income estimations, fundraising, technical, IT and professional capacity building, operational and financial control, day-to-day overall management, reporting, PR, etc.  Planned, organized, conducted, monitored and evaluated regular weekly seminars and monthly commercial professional training programs on financial markets, financial management, Forex, technical and fundamental analyses of financial markets, investments and so on.  Planned, designed and managed the development and usage of new dealing center and procedures for Forex traders on contractual basis, etc. 06/2002 - 06/2004 USAID/IBM Business Consulting Services - Capital Markets Development Project (CMDP) in Armenia. Yerevan, Armenia David Wall, John Vartanian - COP. Tel.: (+37491) 409 187. johnmvus@yahoo.com Team Leader of Armenian Capital Markets Development Team (Pillar 1)  Planned, organized and managed the Pillar's all activities, including the overall assistance and various workforce training seminars to Armenian SM all participants on business and financial planning, development, implementation, improvement, marketing and price estimation of their services, general, HR and financial management, reporting, etc.  Regularly evaluated the progress of the activities of the Armex, CDA, SCA, Broker/Dealer Companies and other counterparts, analyzed existing problems and situation in the Armenian SM, developed and submitted relevant reports, resolutions, guides and recommendations.  Coordinated the regular supervision and evaluation of the Armex’ staff activities, accomplishments, knowledge and skills in terms of their compliance with the SCA, Armex and CMDP requirements.  Coordinated cooperation with international experts, organized and conducted workforce training seminars, round-tables, discussions and consulting services for Armenian SM professionals and media, processed and disseminated financial information, summaries, etc. 11/2001 - Present Foundation for Civil and Social Development (FCSD). Yerevan, Armenia. www.fcsd.am Co- founder, Chairman of the FCSD, Initiator and Leader of all Projects  Initiated, coordinated and led proposal development and fundraising activities, led and managed all completed projects and grant programs on SME, NGO and regional development, civil society creation and improvement, assessment of Armenian political environment and political parties, etc., granted by the USAID, OSCE, US DC SGP, US Embassy, CESO CA, etc.  Initiated, coauthored and chief edited all published information directories, guides, publications, databases, etc.  Managed and led all activities on survey, development, publication and distribution of information guides, directories and web based databases on Armenian political parties participating in the RA Parliamentary and Presidential elections with coauthoring and chief editing the guides, directories and other information materials. 09/2001 – 06/2002 Securities Commission of the Republic of Armenia (SCA), Armenia. Yerevan, Armenia. Edward Mouradyan, Chairman of the SCA. www.sca.am. Advisor to the Chairman of the SCA  Analyzed main concerns and problems hindering of the Armenian SM development, including the existing SM development concepts and legal environment for the establishment of investment funds and development of Armenian SM in general.  Coordinated and supervised activities of the SCA departments in elaboration of analytical, information and explanatory articles and materials for publication on the SCA website and various newspapers/ magazines on all aspects of Armenian SM.  Analyzed new Armenian legislative documents, the SCA draft regulations and materials of the SCA meetings and submitted corresponding summaries and recommendations.  Planned, organized, coordinated and supervised various training and educational courses for capital markets participants. 09/1998 – 09/2004 GOAM, Academy of Public Administration. Yerevan, Lecturer on Securities  As a lecturer prepared and delivered required educational methodological materials, provided lectures, supervised and assisted students in development of their research papers, etc. in areas of Securities markets, conducted testing, etc.
  9. 9. Date Institution, Company, Project & Reference Person Position, Role Description of Duties, Accomplishments and Achievements Armenia Markets 09/1998 - 09/2001 USAID / Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP - Capital Markets Development Project (CMDP). Yerevan, Armenia. Donald Hart, COP. drhartinus@yahoo.com Capital Market Industry Specialist, Consultant, Group Leader  Analyzed activities of Armenian stock exchanges and BD companies, determined problems of Armenian SM, rendered relevant reports, recommendations and assistance.  Provided assistance and consulting to the SCA, ARMEX, CDA, Stock Exchanges, Broker/Dealer companies and other counterparts, developed drafts of different rules, regulations, procedures and related documents according to international standards in co-operation with the SCA and the ARMEX.  Provided assistance and consulting to the SCA and B/D companies for development of the SM Market Members’ Association (SMMA) and its further transformation to a self-regulatory organization (SRO) and unified stock exchange – the Armex.  Provided assistance and consulting to B/D companies and selected SMEs on preparation of prospectuses for securities issuance, business, financial and marketing plans, company profiles, financial statements, investment memorandums, as well as on financial management, fundraising, etc.  Authored special brochures on capital markets and investments. Assisted Armex and SCA on designing, development and implementation of Armex electronic trading system and relevant IT facilities. 04/1998 – 02/2000 Analytical Information Center of Economic Reforms of the GOAM, Yerevan, Armenia. Armen Darbinyan, Prime Minister of the RA. Tel.: (+37491) 419 703. adarbininan@hotmail.com Deputy Executive Director  Coordinated and supervised the Center’s activities related to the research of Armenian economy, financial markets and SME development in Armenia, as well as efficiency of the Governmental economic policy and reforms, organized relevant round-tables, discussions and seminars;  Coordinated and supervised the Center’s activities on analyzing problems of financial markets and SMB development in Armenia, prepared relevant reports and recommendations, organized corresponding conferences and prepared and published relevant information materials and recommendations on SME and financial markets development in Armenia. 08/1997 - 08/1998 Commercial Bank “Shirakinvest”, CJSC. Gyumri/Yerevan, Armenia. Hovhannes Grigoryan, CED. shib@shirak.am Head of the Yerevan Representation, Manager of the UN IOM Micro-business Loan Program, Board Member  Coordinated and managed of the bank’s overall activities in the frame of the UN IOM Micro Business Loan Joint Project in Yerevan, reviewed and appraised all loan applications and plans of costumers, disbursed acceptable projects, monitored accepted loan projects and reported to the bank CEO and IOM on the status of all ongoing loan programs;  Organized and conducted consulting and training activities for the bank’s all potential borrowers in the frame of the IOM Micro Business Loan Project on the MSME establishment and development, business, financial and tax planning, cost estimation, business implementation, fundraising, control and reporting, preparation of loan-related documentation, etc.;  Managed the Bank Representation office activities in Yerevan and submitted reports and proposals to the bank CEO and Chairman on the improvement of activities of the Bank and its Representation;  Supervised the implementation of the Board decisions, co-authored the Bank’s development strategic plan, etc. 08/1997 - 08/1998 “Apricot Plus” Consulting and Training Co. LTD, Yerevan, Armenia. Aram Tarakhchyan, Founder, ED. Tel.: (+37491) 409751 Deputy Director, Chief Consultant, Team Leader of trainers  Planned, organized, coordinated and managed overall financial management activities of the company and its commercial and grant projects, prepared and provided financial plans, cost estimations, required status and financial reports, etc.;  Coordinated business management training programs and consulting services on business planning, MSMB startups/establishment, financing and development, financial management and new products and service development and introduction;  Initiated, co-authored the “Concepts and Strategy of Banks for MSME Lending, Development and Support” by commercial banks and presented to various Armenian banks. 02/1995 - 08/1997 Gyumri Stock Exchange (GSE) JSC. Gyumri, Armenia. Armen Darbinyan, Hovannes Grigoryan _Chairman. 122 Abovyan Str., Gyumri, Armenia. Tel.: (+37491) 419 701. Co-Founder, Board Member, ED, Manager of the “Capital Market Development in Shirak Marz” Project funded  Initiated, actively participated in the foundation of the GSE CJSC, managed its overall activities and reported to the Board and shareholders according the Charter, RA legislation and CG principles.  Initiated and managed the designing and implementation of all exchange technological processes, procedures and regulations for ensuring the GSE establishment and development, designing and implementation of exchange trading and clearing settlement for different instruments.  Initiated and assisted the establishment, functioning and development of several investment-financial and consulting companies in Gyumri, participated in the Shirakinvestbank's establishment to enhance the development of financial markets and economy/SME in Shirak Marz.  Organized and conducted various workforce professional education and training courses and seminars for broker/dealers and staffs of local
  10. 10. Date Institution, Company, Project & Reference Person Position, Role Description of Duties, Accomplishments and Achievements adarbininan@hotmail.com by USAID and Eurasia Found banks and branches.  Designed and managed the USAID/Eurasia awarded grant project on development of the regional SM in Shirak Marz. 01/1993 - 05/1995; 12/1976 - 06/1992 Special Experimental - Designing Technological Institute of Academy of Science of the RA. Gyumri/Yerevan, Armenia. Secretariat of Direction of Technical Physics and Presidium of NAS of the RA Gyumri, Yerevan, Armenia Executive Director, Research Director, Head of Research and Designing Departments  Carried out all managerial functions for this self-sustaining Institute and its relevant self-sustaining divisions, including the managing the marketing analyses, contractual negotiations, budgeting, fundraising, capacity building, completion of all contractual and planned tasks, evaluation of results and reporting to Presidium of the NAS of the RA and Contractors, etc.  Planned, organized and managed all research-experimental designing projects and activities (R&D/REDA) and their results' implementation by experimental manufacturing, testing, marketing, supplying, etc.  Designed, implemented/produced, tested and delivered to contractors/customers manufactured different scientific devices and electronic equipment with completed research and technical documentations, manuals and user guides.  Organized, coordinated and completed the international technical testsing and transfer accepting processes of several Microprocessor Programming Digital and Analogical Information Processing and Measuring Systems, seismographs and so on for different institutions of the Academy of Sciences of USSR and etc., designed and produced by SEDTI of the NAS with my direct key professional participation and project management.  Managed R&D groups/teams from the NAS of the RA and SEDTI and took overall responsibility for their activities and results, as well as cooperation with other international scientific groups and units, particularly during the 6 month International Scientific Expedition “Academic Kourchatov–49” Round the Atlantic Ocean by the scientific liner for testing of designed and produced by the SEDTI scientific IT digital analytical, measuring and recording systems.  Monitored and directed day-to-day operations of the Institute, divisions and Projects to ensure that the policies and procedures are being followed, goals and objectives are met, and services and projects are accomplished efficiently and effectively.  Coordinated and supervised activities to summarize R&D results and drafting and publication of various articles and copyrights, authored, co-authored and published different scientific articles and copyrights, etc.  Presented various authored and co-authored, designed and produced scientific devices in different international and local exhibitions, including the SU and Armenian EANEs. 06/1992 – 02/1993 Scientific Research Institute of Applied Problems of Physics (IAPP) of the ASA, Yerevan, Armenia. Director, Alpik Mkrtchyan; Academician of the NAS of the RA. Tel.: (+37410) 262887; (+37494) 262887 Chief Engineer, Manager of R&D Applied Projects’, Supervisor of branches (R&D Center Experimental factory)  Organized and managed the application of results of R&D projects in experimental production processes.  Organized and managed the production processes of scientific devices and electric household appliances.  Supervised and coordinated activities of the experimental production unit and R&D bureau of the IAPP, including the engineering reviews of products designing and manufacturability, organization and supervision of implementation, production and control processes.

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