Currently leading the Impact Investment Initiative at UNDP Armenia. Vahagn is a senior investment manager with 20 years of experience in project finance, corporate lending and investment consulting.  Prior to joining UNDP as Impact Investment Advisor, Vahagn worked in a private equity fund as an investment manager, in international and local banks as a senior project finance manager, branch manager and head of corporate lending. Vahagn is currently teaching Startup Management in American University of Armenia and Entrepreneurship in Texas AM University MS program in ICARE foundation.  Vahagn holds a Master`s degree in Major Programme Management from Said Business School, University of Oxford. He is an International Expert in SME Finance certified by Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.  

Currently leading Impactaim Venture Accelerator аt UNDP Armenia. 10 years of project management expertise in tech ecosystem, leading expert in ICT education programs working with universities on the integration of new technologies in their academic curriculum and research programs through development projects of EIF, Microsoft and IBM Innovative Solutions and Technologies Center (ISTC). Over 2000 students trained, and 20 stech startups mentored. Master’s Degree in Operational Management and Finance at Universite Jean Moulin Lyon 3, France.