Ambassador

H.E. Mr. Grigor Hovhannissian

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
of the Republic of Armenia to the United States of America

 

Date and Place of Birth

26 January 1971, Yerevan, Armenia

Education

2000-2001 – The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, MA
1992-1993 – Haigazyan University, Beirut, Middle East Politics

1987-1992 – Yerevan State University, Department of Oriental Studies, Arab studies

 

Professional Experience

Jan 2016 – Appointed Ambassador of Armenia to the United States of America

2014 – 2016 Jan – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to Mexico (concurrently to Panama, Costa Rica, Cuba and Guatemala)

2009 – 2013 – Consul General of the Republic of Armenia in Los Angeles (West Coast US)

2006 – 2009 – Executive Director of the “Shushi Revival Fund”, Armenia

2006 August - October – UN Emergency Mission to Lebanon, Field Coordinator, Saida region

2005 -2008 – Visiting Lecturer, Middle East Politics at Faculty of Oriental Studies, Yerevan State University

2004 – United Nations Assistance Mission to Iraq, (Jordan), Senior Advisor to the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General

2002-2003 – United Nations Field Coordinator in Palestinian territories, West Bank and the Gaza Strip (Ramallah and Gaza city)

2001–2003 – Team Leader and Emergency Planner, Office of the UN Special Coordinator (UNSCO) for the Middle East Peace Process, Jerusalem

1998-2000 – UN Secretariat Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Head of Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo) and Brazzaville (Republic of the Congo) Offices

1996-1998 – UN Special Mission to the African Great Lakes region: Uganda, Zaire, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya. Assistant to the Special Coordinator, program and public information (Nairobi, Goma eastern Zaire)

1994-1996 – UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Yerevan Office. Coordinator of the “Shelter” program

Diplomatic Rank

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Languages

English, Russian

Marital Status

Married with two children

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