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Armenian World

MSc in Major Programme Management


Vahagn Voskanyan

I was born in Yerevan, Armenia in 1976. After graduating the secondary school specialized in Physics and Mathematics I entered the Armenian State University of Economics faculty of Economical Cybernetics. The main scopes of my interest include startups, impact investments, management of complex projects and foreign languages. My passion to study, to read, and to learn new things empowered me to participate in several professional trainings and qualification studies in Switzerland, Cyprus, India, Malta and Russia as well as start an academic practice as a lecturer of startup management in the American University of Armenia.

The synergy of my entrepreneurial mindset and the managerial experience obtained at such organizations as HSBC, Eurasian Development Bank, UNDP and Armenian Development Agency empowered me to initiate and execute the following business ventures;

Healthy Choice startup

The startup was provided with seed fund as a winner of Luys Start Armenia Fund competition in 2017. Healthy Choice is a mobile application aimed to help people following healthy lifestyle or limited with special diet recommendations to select the best meal options.

A4B - Algorithms for Business

The mission of this initiative is to provide smart solutions based on algorithms and mathematical models to solve complex business problems and/or accelerate business growth potential of Armenian and international companies.

Zara Wines (the best brand of 2017 awarded by prime minister of RA)

Zara Wines was established as a small boutique winery in 2013. Currently, the unique wines produced from selected Armenian grape varieties are served in wine bars and restaurants of Armenia as well as exported to the UK, the USA, France, Russia and Germany.

Shirakamut Consulting Company

The company was founded in 2008 and provids consulting services to private and public organizations. Shirakamut Consulting Company has special accreditations to work under advisory schemes financed by EBRD, governments of Armenia, France and the kingdom of the Netherlands. More than 45 social ventures were established under mentioned frameworks. In 2011 company joined Finexpertiza international audit and consulting network as an exclusive partner in Armenia.

Taking into account today’s global economic developments and challenges I realize that in order to struggle as a professional and a businessman I need to complete an executive master degree in the world class leading business school. In 2015 I entered the University of Oxford, Said Business School and received a Masters degree in Major Programme Management in 2017. Being the first Armenian to enter this exciting course I am sure that my new knowledge in such subjects as system engineering, soft systems and complexity management will be extremely useful in initiation and effective realization of complex programmes with essential social impact.

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