Senior Advisor, Sustainable and Digital Agriculture
Armen joined UNDP Global Centre for Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Development in Singapore as a Senior Advisor on Digital and Sustainable Agriculture. Prior to joining UNDP team in Singapore, Armen acted as a head of office/partnerships and development finance officer at the UN RC office in Armenia. He is president of the governing board of the National Agrarian University of Armenia, and he has been lecturing Food Economics at the American University of Armenia, as well as Behavioural Economics at the executive MBA programme at the Yerevan State Medical University.
Previously, Armen served for five years as the Deputy Minister of Agriculture of Armenia. His major areas of coordination included international trade and investments, and negotiations on Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement with EU and later on integration of Armenia into Eurasian Economic Union.
Armen holds MSc in International Development from the University of Bristol, and completed joint ANAU and Texas A&M University program on Agribusiness Management. He has attended number of professional development programs at Harvard, Stanford, London School of Public Relations, University of California at Davis and others.