Our Staff

Diana Sarumova
Executive Director

Diana Sarumova

Diana Sarumova has been assigned as an Executive Director of the European Business Association (EBA) since February 2016. She has more than 12 years of related working experience in SME development and Financial Sector Development. Before joining the EBA she worked as a senior finance expert and SME development specialist at USAID projects, particularly Financial Sector Deepening project, Enterprises Development and Market Competitiveness project and Finance for Economic Development project. She has an experience in Private banking sector as a product development manager in the Business Development Department of Converse Bank and as a chief specialist in the Corporate Finance Department. She has started her career in 2004 in the largest Russian factoring company UralsibNikoil NFC.
Diana Sarumova has got an MBA degree at the Presidential Academy of Russian Federation, Moscow. She studied Finance and SME lending at the Indian University of Banking Management in Pune. She studied Principles of Valuation at the University of Michigan and has Masters in Economics degree from the Russian-Armenian State University, Yerevan. She speaks Armenian, Russian and English languages.

Vardan Marutyan
Chief Accountant

VardanVardan Marutyan has over 8 years of professional experience in Tax & Accounting. He is certified by the Ministry of Finance of Republic of Armenia.
He is the co-founder and vice president of Association of Armenian Small and Medium Entrepreneurship Accountants. He is currently a lecturer at the Armenian State University of Economics and is actively involved in the volunteer activities. Vardan has graduated the Armenian State University of Economics and has a PhD degree in Economics. He speaks Armenian, Russian and English languages.

Arman Zakaryan
IT manager

ArmanSince 2011 Director of “Memcosoft” LLC
2006-2011 Project Manager “Memcosoft” LLC
2002-2006  “Epygi Labs am” Developer

Arman Zakaryan has managed different IT projects and created web sites for the Ministry of Education of Armenia, Ministry of Transport and Communications, News Portal. He also created a web site for the Russian Public TV,  Zenit Football Club and other organizations.
Arman graduated from the Department of Cybernetics at the Post Graduate School at 2001-2013.
“Development of program for solving dynamic extremall tasks” 2011

Garegin Galustov
Business Development Manager

garegin-photoGaregin has joined European Business Association as a Business Development Manager in May 2016. Prior to this, he worked for the “News Armenia” and ARKA agencies.
Garegin graduated from the Russian-Armenian University where he studied Political Science and International Relations. He attended “Economics education” courses by JAA-trained lecturer and had an internship at the Public Relations and Information Center of Staff of the President of the Republic of Armenia as the international politics analyst and researcher.
He served in the Armed Forces of Armenia. His working experience covers international relations and internal policies analysis; and journalism.
He speaks Armenian, Russian and English languages.

Stella Mikaelyan
Lobby & Policy Manager

Stella Mikaelyan has joined the European Business Association’s team as a lobby and policy manager in April 2017. Stella graduated from the Yerevan State University and received the Master’s Degree. She also attended postgraduate studies at the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia and graduated from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of the Tufts University.

Starting from the 2006, Stella is the member of the Chamber of Advocates of the Republic of Armenia. She was a legal consultant at the Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia. Stella worked as a public-private cooperation consultant in the framework of the infrastructure development reforms of the Finance for Economic Development (FED) Project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), United Nations’ office in Yerevan, Asian Development Bank, as well as at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in Armenia. Stella was working at the Deloitte Consulting company in the framework of the pension reform implementation programme and labor market development programme.

Anna Pepanyan
Administrative Assistant

Anna Pepanyan website photoAnna is currently receiving her bachelor degree in Business (BA in Arts of Business) from the American University of Armenia (AUA).
She is an international exchange alumni of US State Department (Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship 2015) and a member of European Youth Parliament (EYP) in Armenia. Anna is also a volunteer and Board Member at Fuller Center for Housing Armenia NGO. She completed a 6-month internship at EBA before starting her work as an administrative assistant.
Being an active youth member she participated in various forums, discussions and international networking events. Anna speaks Armenian, Russian and English languages.