Board of Directors
Currently, the Board of Directors of Farm Credit Armenia is composed of seven members elected by the members who attend the cooperative annual general meeting, as well as one independent board member, who is chosen by the directors.
Khndzoresk village, Syunik marz
As the mayor of his village, Mr. Hayrapetyan is responsible for improving living conditions of village residents, securing financial resources to support low-income families and coordinating all major activities in the village. He has an MA in Law from the Syunik Institute in Goris. His farm operation of 54 hectares consists of wheat production, vineyards and orchards.
On June 16, 2014 Mr. Hayrapetyan was re-elected by the board to a four-year term as its chairman.
On September 3, 2011 Mr. Hayrapetyan was awarded Ananya Shirakatsi medal by the decree of the president of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan.
Seryoja Hayrapetyan was born on January 23, 1966.
Aratashen village, Armavir marz
Mr. Khachatryan graduated from the faculty of Mechanization of Armenian Agricultural Institute in 1974 as an engineer-mechanic of agricultural production. He continued his education in the Viticulture, Wine Making and Horticulture Armenian Research Institute obtaining a PhD, afterwards, obtained a scientific degree of candidate of technical sciences in 1980.
Artavazd Khachatryan owns a greenhouse farming of 5000 m² area in the Aratashen region: he is in greenhouse business for already 20 years. Previously, he worked in the Viticulture, Wine Making and Horticulture institute as the Deputy Director, subsequently, he worked as the Director of the ''Agroservice" - the subsidiary of Armenian Support Fund in the Aratashen region.
In 2002, Mr. Khachatryan established "Arto Khachatryan" LLC and he is the Director of LLC to this day.
Artavazd Khachatryan was born on 01.01.1952.
Ptghavan village, Tavush marz
He is the past director of Ptghavan secondary school and also was the mayor of the village for a long period. He served the community by organizing social activities in the village such as maintaining its cleanliness with the help of local schoolchildren, planting trees and flowers in public areas, organizing community events, finding resources to support families in need, and supporting families that are building homes.
Since 2002 he has been board chairman of Vardashen NGO aimed at improving the living standards of refugees living in his region. Ohanyan has an MA in Pedagogy from the Pedagogical Institute in Baku, department of Russian Language and Literature. Mr. Ohanyan has 6 hectares of crops and a peach orchard which he is expanding.
On June 16, 2014 Mr. Ohanyan was re-elected at the general meeting as a board member from Tavush marz. His term ends in 2018.
Rafik Ohanyan was born on November 27, 1956.
Ararat marz, v. Narek
Roland Sousounyan is one of the first member-shareholders of “Farm Credit Armenia”. He lives in Narek village, Ararat marz.
Roland Sousounyan has a higher education in Law. From 1994-1999 he studied at the University named after Hr. Acharyan, in the Faculty of Law.
From 1998-2005 he worked in RA Police.
From 2008-2012 Roland has held the position of the governor of Narek community.
Simultaneously, Mr. Sousounyan has founded and developed a multi-branch farm. He is mainly engaged in gardening and cultivation of vegetable crops.
In June, 2018 Mr. Sousounyan was elected as a Board member by “Farm Credit Armenia” UCO CC’s Shareholders’ General Meeting.
Armen Stepanyan was born in Tsovasar village, Gegharkunik marz. In 1995 he graduated from the faculty of Economics of Armenian Agrarian University.
From 1999-2000 he worked at the Scientific Center for Vegetable Crops of the Ministry of Agriculture. From 2010-2014 worked in Agroproject center. In 2003 he founded "Ar-Arm" LLC and in 2014 – "Abrobusiness" LLC. Both companies are engaged in agriculture, seeds import and sale. Up to present time Mr. Stepanyan is the director of the above mentioned companies.
On June 24, 2019 Armen Stepanyan was elected as a Board member by “Farm Credit Armenia” UCO CC’s Shareholders’ General Meeting to a four-year term.
Mr. Stepanyan is married and has 2 children.
Armen Stepanyan was born on January 2, 1970.
Vayots Dzor marz
Mr. Petrosyan obtained his degree of higher education from Kostroma Agricultural Institute of Russia in 1992. He graduated from the faculty of Agronomy getting a respective specialization.
Mr. Petrosyan has an extensive work experience in the field of Agriculture and community work. He worked as the mayor of the rural municipality of Arpi village in Vayots dzor marz from 1999 to 2008. From 01.05.2012 to 30.09.2012, Mr. Petrosyan worked as an Agronomist in “Syunik” NGO, continuing his career in Vayots dzor marz municipality from 2013 as a leading specialist of the Department of Agriculture and Environmental Protection.
Mr. Petrosyan is currently engaged in greenhouse business and owns 837m² vegetable greenhouse. In addition to the greenhouse, Mr. Petrosyan owns 1.4 ha orchard.
Norik Mkrtchyan was born in Katnaghbyur village, Aragatsotn marz.
From 1984-1992 he studied at the Armenian Agricultural Institute, he is an agronomist by profession.
Since 2009 he has been working at Aragatsotn Agricultural Support Regional Centre. Since 2019, he is the head of Aragatsotn Department of Agricultural Extension, Innovations and Monitoring of the RA Ministry of Economy.
In 2016 he founded the "Ani-Hayk" agricultural cooperative, and in 2014, the "Eco Food" consumer cooperative, which are both engaged in agriculture. Norik Mkrtchyan is currently the director of "Ani-Hayk" agricultural cooperative and "Eco Food" consumer cooperative.
Mr. Stepanyan is married, has 2 children.
Norik Mkrtchyan was born on November 15, 1966.
Independent Board Member
Haroutyun Zakoyan was educated in the Mechanical Engineering Faculty of the Polytechnic Institute named after K. Marx and was granted a qualification of an engineer-economist. Then he continued his studies in Moscow in 1988-1992 in the State Technical University named after N.E. Bauman and was granted a degree of a candidate of technical sciences.
Haroutyun Zakoyan started his working experience in the Yerevan Electric Engines Factory where he worked during the years 1985-1988. He has had active working experience in different financial institutions, such as RA Central Bank, ACBA-Credit Agricole Bank, Areximbank and other institutions. Since 01.08.2017 he has been working in the "SME Development National Center" as the Armavir branch director.