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Biography

 

ARAYIK HARUTYUNYAN

BIOGRAPHY

DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH

December 14, 1973, c. Stepanakert

EDUCATION

1990-1994 - Yerevan Institute of National Economy.
1994 - transferred to the Economics Department of the Artsakh State University, graduated in 1995
1996-1998- Postgraduate studies in Economics, Artsakh State University
2013- Institute of Water Problems & Hydrotechnics after Academician I.V. Yeghiazarov. Defended a (doctoral) thesis under the title "Complex research of the Sarsang reservoir technical state and development of activities on its secure exploitation". Holds the degree of Cand.Tech.Sci.

CAREER EXPERIENCE

1995-1997- Assistant to the NKR Minister of Finance and Economy.
1997-1999 - "Armagrobank" Askeran branch manager.
1999-2004 "Armagrobank" Stepanakert branch manager.
2005 -Deputy of the NKR National Assembly. Head of "Hayreniq" (Homeland) faction, chairman of the Standing Committee on Budget, Financial and Economic Management.
2005-2007 and from 2009 to the present day - Chairman of the "Azat Hayreniq" (Free Homeland) party
2006-2007 - CEO, Karabakh Gold CJSC
On 14 September 2007, by the decree of President of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic, Arayik Haroutyunyan was appointed Premier of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic.
On 14 September 2012, by the decree of President of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic, Arayik Haroutyunyan was reappointed Premier of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic.
On 25 September 2017, by the decree of President of the Artsakh Karabakh Republic, Arayik Haroutyunyan was appointed Artsakh Republic State Minister
June 6, 2018 - was released from the post of State Minister upon his own request.
July 2, 2018 - by the decree of the Artsakh Republic President was appointed advisor to the Artsakh Republic President - Artsakh Republic President's representative at large.
21 February, 2019 - by the decree of the Artsakh Republic President was released from the post of advisor to the Artsakh Republic President - Artsakh Republic President's representative at large upon his own request.
In February 2020 was nominated for the post of Artsakh Republic President by «Azat Hayreniq - UCA» parties coalition and passed to the second tour at the result of state elections held at 31st March.
At the second tour held on April 14th became Artsakh Republic President with votes of 88 percent of citizens having been participated in the elections.

OTHER INFORMATION

Liable for military service.
1992 joined the self-defence forces of NKR and actively participated in military action.
Was awarded with the medal "For Liberation of Shoushi" and decorated with the "Battle Cross" Order of the second degree.
By the decree of the NKR President dated August 30, 2016 A. Harutyunyan was decorated with the "Grigor Lusavorich" order for his services rendered to the Nagorno Karabakh Republic and on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the proclamation of NKR.

PARTY MEMBERSHIP

Chairman of "Azat Hayrenik" party.

PERSONAL STATUS

Married, has three daughters.

 

 

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