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THE TEAM

Empowering the mission

Team-Armand-2018

Armand Arton

Founder
Armand Arton is a visionary entrepreneur, dedicated philanthropist, and a Global Citizen. As a trusted adviser to governments around the world, Arton continues to empower his mission with the Global Citizen Forum.
Team-Hrant

Hrant Boghossian

Co-founder
Hrant Boghossian is the creative mind behind the Global Citizen Forum. In addition to his background as an architect, he carries the vision to innovate and the drive to propel the team forward with new initiatives.
Team-Talimka

Talimka Yordanova

Chief Executive Officer
As one of the pioneer voices advocating for global citizenship, Talimka Yordanova is responsible for the daily operations of GCF and strives to constantly align the organization’s efforts to its core mission.
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Milos Stojanovic

Executive Director
Milos Stojanovic’s targeted and efficient collaboration with government bodies, foreign agencies and the business sector, along with his knowledge of the global political landscape, make him an invaluable asset to the organization.
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Vladimir Tchountoulov

Strategic Advisor
Vladimir Tchountoulov has 25 years of experience working within state administration, private sector and international organizations. His ability to identify potential partners and projects make him a key strategic advisor for the organization.
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Gagik Yeganyan

Director, GCF Institute
Gagik Yeganyan heads the research team of GCF Institute. As former minister of Social security of Armenia, later head of State Migration Service of Armenia for 19 years and currently lecturer on Migration Management, Mr Yeganyan is one of the most respectable minds in the country.
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Anna Loizou

Event Manager
Anna Loizou is an experienced marketing specialist and an active member of the event industry from London to Dubai. She creates standards of excellence in event management that continues to raise the bar year after year.
Team-Oliver

Oliver Sodeik

Chief of Protocol
As the Chief of Protocol, Oliver Sodeik brings his extensive experience in international relations and communications having worked with governments including the Principality of Monaco and leading global organizations such as the Special Olympics.
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Hayk Yeganyan

Strategic Advisor
Currently the CEO of Armenia Securities Exchange, Hayk Yeganyan has also served as the advisor to the Governor of the Central Bank of Armenia for several years and was also a member of the Supervisory Board of NASDAQ OMX Armenia.
Team-Rupert

Rupert Wright

Press & Media Relations
With over 20 years of extensive experience in journalism, copy-writing and public relations, Rupert Wright has written for many major international newspapers and has consulted for the World Bank and the United Nations.
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Teresa Esmezyan

Communications Manager
As an avid world traveller through the voice and lens of a global citizen, Teresa Esmezyan curates meaningful communication strategies for the organization and is also the gifted storyteller and editor behind the Global Citizen Magazine.
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Ioanna Tancheva

Community Engagement Manager
As a former Olympian medalist, Ioanna Tancheva understands the value, importance, and power of a community. Her dynamic personality and global background offer our members a truly refined and maximized experience.