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


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


English, French, Arabic, Russian, Spanish

Marital Status

Married with two children

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