Permanent Representative


Permanent Representative
of the Republic of Armenia to NATO



Education, training and academic courses attended

STATE POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE, Yerevan, 1987 BS and MS in Cybernetics.

YEREVAN STATE UNIVERSITY, Yerevan, 1991-93 Graduate study in Applied Sociology.

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY, Fairfax, VA, USA, 1993-94 Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Visiting Fellow, Certificate of Completion. Awarded with USIP fellowship.

SALZBURG SEMINAR ON AMERICAN STUDIES, Salzburg, 1996 Certificate of Completion. Awarded with USIA fellowship.

HARVARD UNIVERSITY, J.F.Kennedy School of Government. Black Sea Region Security Executive Program. Harvard, 2001 Certificate of Completion.

GEORGE C. MARSHALL European Center for Security Studies. Senior Executive Program on European Security. Garmish Partenkirchen, 2005. Certificate of Completion.

FOLKE BERNADOTTE ACADEMY, Facilitation of Dialogue Processes and Mediation Efforts Course, Sandö, Sweden, 2006. Certificate of Completion.

NATO DEFENSE COLLEGE, Generals, Flag Officers and Ambassadors Course # 2006/1, Rome, 2006 Certificate of Attendance


PERMANENT MISSION OF ARMENIA TO NATO, Ambassador, Head of Mission, Nov. 2010--

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, Department of Arms Control and International Security, Director, 2006--2010. Principle Counselor, 2005-2006.

EMBASSY OF ARMENIA IN USA, Washington, D.C. Deputy Chief of Mission, Envoy Extraordinary Minister Plenipotentiary, 2001- 2005.

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, Department of the Americas, Director, 2000 - 2001.

EMBASSY OF ARMENIA IN CANADA, Ottawa, First Secretary and Consul, 1999 - 2000 Second Secretary and Consul, 1997- 1999 Charge d'Affaires ad interim, 1997 (April-October).

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, USA &Canada Department, Third Secretary, 1994-96, Second Secretary 1996-97, Member of Armenia‘s negotiating team to the OSCE Minsk Group Nagorno Karabakh peace process, 1994-95.

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY, YEREVAN STATE UNIVERSITY, Assistant Professor, 1994-1997. Taught courses on Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict, Conflict Analysis Intro, Conflict Termination, Negotiation Processes. One of the founders of the Conflict Analysis and Resolution university teaching program in Armenia.

CENTER FOR STUDY OF PUBLIC OPINION, Moscow, 1988-91 Deputy Director of the Armenian branch. Managed several projects, including on political and socio-economic issues.

SOYUZ GAS PROJECT INSTITUTE, Yerevan, 1987-88 Engineer, gas pumping station monitoring and equipment. Promoted to the position of department manager within eight months.


Born December 16, 1965, Yerevan, Armenia. Fluent in English and Russian. Hobbies include studying diplomatic and military history, swimming and hiking. Married to Irina Sargsyan, has two daughters.


Recipient of the Presidential Recognition Award of 2008 and the Foreign Minister’s Recognition Award of 2009