SARGSYAN Vigen

External Affairs Officer of the World Bank Yerevan Office

Date and Place of Birth: February 29, 1956, Yerevan, Armenia

Education/Major:

1974-1978 Yerevan State Institute of Russian and Foreign Languages after Bryusov; English Language Department; specialist in English philology

Career:

1998-present external affairs officer of the World Bank Yerevan Office

1996-1998 chief editor of “Ayzhm” weekly

1993-1996 deputy chief editor of “Golos Armenii” newspaper

1992-1993 executive secretary of “Novoye Vremya” newspaper

1991-1993 deputy chief editor of “Respublika Armenia” newspaper

1989-1992 correspondent of “Soyuz” weekly in Armenia (supplement to “Izvestiya” daily, Moscow)

1983-1989 correspondent, senior correspondent, head of section of “Communist” newspaper

Membership in Journalistic Associations and their Governing Bodies:

Since 1985 Journalists Union of Armenia

Since 1995 Yerevan Press Club, Board member

Participation in Elective State Administration Bodies:

1995 candidate for RA National Assembly seat

Publications: “Communist”, “Golos Armenii”, “Respublika Armenia”, “Novoye Vremya”, “Ayzhm”, “Soyuz”, “Socialisticheskaya Industria”

Hobbies: sport (football), music, reading

Languages: Armenian, Russian, English

Marital Status: married with two children

Contact Information:

9, Sargsian str., Republic Square, Yerevan, Armenia

Tel. (374 10) 52 48 84 (office), (374 10) 58 26 64 (home), (374 91) 40 15 47 (mob.)

Fax (374 10) 52 17 87

E-mail: vsargsyan@worldbank.org