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Meeting: Yulia Ustyugova |

Yulia Ustyugova (International Monetary Fund [IMF] resident representative in Armenia) is sharing research on the economic situation and perspectives of Armenia in the regional context.


Study Visits in Georgia |

Study visits for Leadership School students in Tbilisi

Innovative governmental services at the Tbilisi Public Service Hall

Co-working space, network for startups, and social entrepreneurship at Impact Hub Tbilisi

Study tour of Fabrika Tbilisi multi functional cultural & creative center

USAID regional center's long-term development projects

Entrepreneurship Development Agency's (Enterprise Georgia) efforts towards SME development and export-orientation

Acquaintance with Tech Park Georgia services and meetings with startup community representatives

Business dinner with Leadership School friends


Reception: Japanese Ambassador |

Reception organized for discussions & networking by Tadaharu Uehara (Japanese Ambassador to Georgia) and Leadership School


Economic Forum 'Development Perspectives: South Caucasus region and Japan' |

Regional Economic Forum organized by Leadership School and the Embassy of Japan in Georgia

Akaki Saghirashvili (Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia) is emphasizing the importance of long-term vision.

Tadaharu Uehara (Japanese Ambassador to Georgia) is analyzing Japanese business mentality.

Catarina Hansen (Regional Director for the Caucasus, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development [EBRD]) is showing how your business project can have positive social impact.

Hubert Knirsch (German Ambassador to Georgia) is sharing lessons from German failures & successes.

Arad Benko (Austrian Ambassador to Georgia) is reflecting on the experience from European Union for possible regional economic initiatives.

Seyed Javad Ghavam Shahidi (Iranian Ambassador to Georgia) is presenting business opportunities in and related to Iran.

Avtandil Kasradze (chairman, Georgia's Innovation and Technology Agency [GITA]) is underlining the need for innovative development.

George Welton (executive director, American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia [AmCham]) is reviewing economic development components and challenges.

Hiroki Tachiiri (consultant, Leadership School) is sharing experience on collaborating with and entering the Japanese market.

QA session and networking


Open Lesson at the State Revenue Committee of RA |

Mikayel Pashayan (Deputy Chairman, SRC of RA) is sharing organizational experience related to digital public services and specifics of implementation for critical projects.

Ashot Muradyan (Head of IT Department, SRC of RA) is presenting innovative projects architected for the taxpayers.

Alina Avetisyan (Deputy Head of IT Department, SRC of RA) is showing examples related to big data analysis.

Rafayel Grigoryan (Head of Risks Analysis and Management Division of IT Department, SRC of RA) is reflecting on risk management approaches.

Dear participants and friends, should you need more information related to above topics, or want to share your thoughts about the event, please do not hesitate to contact us using the email address in the footer of this page.


Meeting: Karen Chshmaritian |

Karen Chshmaritian (former Minister of Economy) is reflecting on innovative socio-economic development perspectives taking into account Armenian specifics and continuity.


Meeting: Marco Drost |

Marco Drost (CEO, SmartDocuments) is sharing his experience with multicultural differences.


Graduation event 2018-2019 |

Graduation event was held for the Leadership Development course 2018-2019.

How are you preparing to start your future achievements?

Last lecture by Dr. Bruce Boghosian (president emeritus, American University of Armenia)

Rafi Baghdjian (CEO, IDeA foundation) is congratulating the students and encouraging to initiate future-oriented changes.

We welcome the participation of gifted youth.

Certificate presentation ceremony

Student speeches

Friends of the Leadership School are delivering congratulatory speeches:


Meeting: Pamela Karg |

Pamela Karg (founder, Karg Communications) is sharing advice on effective communication as an executive.


Workshop: Business dinner |

Workshop on Business dinner etiquette


Graduation Exams |

Graduation exams were held for the Leadership development course 2018-2019.


Meeting: Todd Fabacher |

Todd Fabacher (IT entrepreneur) is encouraging with advice from his experience of developing business initiatives.


Football Game |

Friendly football match was held between Leadership School students & Peace Corps Armenia volunteers.


Meeting: Ashot Ghoulyan |

Ashot Ghoulyan (Chairman of the National Assembly of Artsakh Republic) is sharing a vision of Artsakh's development perspectives.


Meeting: Davit Amiryan |

Davit Amiryan (Ph.D. in Psychology) is analizing psychological specificities of leadership.


Reception: German Ambassador |

Reception organized for the Leadership School students by Matthias Kiesler (German Ambassador) and his wife


Meeting: Aline Kamakian |

Aline Kamakian (founder & CEO, Fig Holding) is sharing insights from her experience of business development.


Meeting: Shombi Sharp |

Shombi Sharp (UN Resident Coordinator & UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia) is analyzing sustainable development and regional cooperation opportunities for Armenia.


Meeting: Dr. Bruce Boghosian |

Dr. Bruce Boghosian (president emeritus, American University of Armenia) is sharing his insights and experience on effective relationship building in workplace.


Farewell Lecture: Andres Valdes |

Andres Valdes (diplomat, author, leadership coach) is sharing his thoughts about leaders by choice.


Meeting: Agemar de Mendonça Sanctos |

Agemar de Mendonça Sanctos (Brazilian Ambassador) is presenting Brazilian perspectives on leadership.


Meeting: Edmon Marukyan |

Edmon Marukyan (lawyer, MP [member of the National Assembly]) is emphasizing the importance of the rule of law for the leader


Workshop: Startup Portfolio |

Workshop on the essential documents for startup development with Diana Esanlun (founder, Immortelle Essential Oil Factory)


Business Story: Gourmet Dourme |

Diran Bagdadian (founder, Gourmet Dourme) is sharing his experience of establishing & developing a business in Armenia.


Visit: FMD K&L Europe |

Kirit Velani (director, FMD K&L Europe) is reflecting on emerging opportunities in the biotechnology sphere and encouraging students to innovate.


Visit: Noyemberyan |

Leadership School students are encouraging the youth at Noyemberyan high school


Meeting: R. Michael Cowgill and Afzal Ravari |

R. Michael Cowgill (President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia [AmCham]) is sharing insights on investor expectations in developing countries.

Afzal Ravari (Chairman of ARIC Group) is reflecting on his experience of business development & encouraging the youth to dream about changing the world.


Meeting: Bagrat Yengibaryan |

Bagrat Yengibaryan (director, Enterprise Incubator Foundation [EIF]) is analyzing innovative development perspectives & investment attraction specifics on the example of Armenian IT companies.


Visit: PicsArt |

Study visit to PicsArt and meeting with Artavazd Mehrabyan (co-founder, PicsArt).


Meeting: Judith Farnworth |

Judith Farnworth (British Ambassador) is analyzing British perspectives on leadership.


Meeting: Adam Kablanian |

Adam Kablanian (entrepreneur & investor) is emphasizing the importance of business ethics.


Business Breakfast with Alex Shootman |

Alex Shootman (CEO, Workfront) is encouraging the youth to define a vision and work hard towards its realization.


Meeting: Nazareth Seferian |

Nazareth Seferian (corporate responsibility expert) is presenting his analyses & thoughts on corporate citizenship for sustainable development.


Meeting: Dr. Armen Orujyan |

Dr. Armen Orujyan (founding CEO, Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology [FAST]) is analyzing the nuances of innovation & entrepreneurship.


Startup story: Armenian Helicopters |

Arsen Manukyan (CEO, Armenian Helicopters) is presenting Armenian Helicopters' story and business model characteristics.


Business Dinner with Jos Douma |

Jos Douma (Ambassador of the Netherlands) is reflecting on advantages of regional collaboration and giving advice from his work experience.


Open Meeting with Vera Kobalia |

Vera Kobalia (adviser to governments; former Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia) is sharing leadership and career advice from her experience & research.


Business Dinner with Vera Kobalia |

Vera Kobalia (adviser to governments; former Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia) is underscoring the importance of collaboration between the regional youth.


Meeting: Dr. Christina Ahmadjian |

Dr. Christina Ahmadjian (professor, Hitotsubashi University [Japan]) is presenting her research on Japanese and Western models of corporate governance.


Sport Meeting |


Meeting: Nicholas Tawil |

Nicholas Tawil (CEO, Sanitek) is sharing thoughts & experience on leadership during a crisis.


Dress Code |

Aram Nikolyan (designer) & Faina Harutyunyan (designer) are sharing thoughts & insights on dress code nuances.


Business Breakfast with the President of Armenia |

Armen Sarkissian (President of the Republic of Armenia) is emphasizing the participation of youth in addressing future challenges & opportunities of Armenians.


Open Workshop: Business Meals |

Leadership School and "Villeroy & Boch" organized an open workshop on business meal etiquette & table set up nuances.


Meeting: Jun Yamada |

Jun Yamada (Japanese Ambassador) is reflecting on Japanese perspectives of leadership.


Meeting: Gonzalo Urriolabeitia |

Gonzalo Urriolabeitia (Argentinian Ambassador) is sharing his experience & thoughts on effective team management.


Meeting: Arianne Caoili |

Arianne Caoili (entrepreneur; International Master of Chess) is presenting her experience & analyses on personal productivity.


Visit: Beeline Armenia |

Study visit to Beeline Armenia

Andrey Pyatakhin (CEO, Beeline Armenia) is analyzing Beeline's business model and corporate culture specifics.


Open Meeting with Dr. Hrant Bagratyan |

Dr. Hrant Bagratyan (former Prime Minister of Armenia) is analyzing opportunities & challenges for the development of Armenia in the context of global trends.


Meeting: Rafi Baghdjian |

Rafi Baghdjian (CEO, IDeA foundation) is sharing his experience of efficient negotiations & leadership nuances in different cultures.


Admission for Executives |

Admission exams: Executive Leadership Development program


Meeting: Jody Dosher |

Jody Dosher (retired professional of educational sphere) is sharing his experience of organizing effective meetings.


Meeting: Alexander Lapshin |

Alexander Lapshin (blogger) is analyzing the importance & efficient usage of new media.


Meeting: David Bequette |

David Bequette (VP of Acceleration and Incubation, Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology [FAST]) is sharing his experience and thoughts on starting from zero and achieving success.


Meeting: David Yeremyan |

David Yeremyan (general director, Yeremyan Projects) is sharing his vision and experience of business development.


Exams |

Exams were held for the first stage of the Leadership development course.
The results will be crucial to define the participants of the next stage.


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