On March 1, Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsian signed a decree to appoint Ruben Jaghinian a member of the Council of the Public Television and Radio Company – for a six-year term.
The competition on filling the vacant position at the PTRC Council was announced on February 7 (see YPC Weekly Newsletter, February 1-7, 2013), due to the term expiration of the Council Chairman Alexan Harutiunian, who was in duty within 2003-2013.
Ruben Jaghinian and Astghik Avetisian, the Head of Armenian PR Association, applied for the vacant position. On February 26, the competition commission announced both of them as winners, leaving, in fact, the final decision to the RA President.
On March 5, the PTRC Council members elected Ruben Jaghinian as Chairman.
Before his appointment as PTRC Council member, Ruben Jaghinian ran “Sharm Holding” LLC (one of the most prominent PR and entertainment companies of Armenia), was engaged in teaching and production activities. In 1992 and 1994 with his team of the Yerevan Medical University Ruben Jaghinian became the winner of the major league of the KVN (Club of Cheerful and Quick-Witted, Russian TV game show, popular since Soviet times).