Biography of Hovik Abrahamyan
YEREVAN, April 14. /ARKA/. Hovik Abrahamyan appointed as premier Sunday was born on January 24, 1958, in Mkhchyan village of Ararat province, Armenia. He graduated from Yerevan Institute of Economy. His professional experience is as follows:
1990-1991 – department head at Burastan cognac factory.
1991-1995 – director of Artashat wine and brandy factory.
1995-1999 – deputy of Armenia’s National Assembly (first convocation).
1995-1996 – head of executive committee at Artashat city council.
1996-1998 – mayor of Artashat town.
1998-2000 – governor of Ararat province of Armenia.
2000-2001 – minister of territorial administration and coordination of urban planning.
2001-2002 – minister of territorial administration.
2002-2005 – minister of territorial administration and infrastructure coordination.
2005-2007 – minister of territorial administration with functions of minister-coordinator.
2007-2008 – vice-premier, minister of territorial administration.
April 21 – September 5, 2008 - head of Armenian president’s apparatus.
Elected to National Assembly (fourth convocation) on August 28, 2008 and elected as speaker on September 29, 2008. Resigned from speaker’s post in November 2011.
Elected to the National Assembly from Republican Party of Armenia on May 6, 2012. Elected as speaker of the National Assembly (five convocation) on May 31, 2012.
Abrahamyan is the head of the board and honorary doctor at Armenian State University of Economics. Member of the Yerevan State University board.
Vice-chairman of the Republican Party of Armenia. Member of executive body and the board of the party.
Has many awards, including For Merits, Anania Shirakatsi, Marshal Baghramyan and Fridtjof Nansen medals, a golden medal from Greek parliament and etc.
Married, has three children and seven grandchildren. –0--