Armen Sarkissian

Armen Sarkissian
Vice-Chairman, EastWest Institute

Dr. Armen Sarkissian was Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia (1996-1997), now serves as founding president of Eurasia House International.

Dr. Sarkissian formerly served as Ambassador of Armenia (1991-1999) to the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and The Vatican, as well as Head of Mission of the Republic of Armenia to the EU and NATO (1995-96).

Since 1999 he is Director of the Eurasia Programme at the Judge Institute of Management, Cambridge University's Business School, with expertise in state-building structures and free market transition processes in CIS countries. He is Co-founder of Eurasia House International in London.

Dr. Sarkissian has published numerous articles on economic transition in the former Soviet Union and is the author of three books and over 50 articles on computer modelling of complex system and theoretical physics. He has been a Professor of Physics at Yerevan State University, the School of Mathematical Sciences, University of London, and Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, as well as Head of the Department of Computer Modelling of Complex Systems at YSU.

Dr. Sarkissian holds honorary and executive positions in numerous international organisations, including Member of the Board of Directors of East West Institute, Member of Editorial Board of Russia In Global Politics (foreign affairs journal), and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary & Westfield College, London University. Most recently he was invited by the World Economic Forum in Davos to speak in various panels