Empowering the mission
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Elaine Dezenski is an internationally recognized expert and thought leader with over 20 years experience in security policy, special expertise in anti-corruption, supply chain security, global risk management, and border management.
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.
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.
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.
Strategic Engagement Manager
Karen Karponai is a business development professional with a career spanning over 17 years. She has held management positions with Fortune 500 to family-owned businesses, and has since launched Korponai Consulting LLC.
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.
As an avid 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.