Berge Setrakian, an attorney, is a partner at DLA Piper LLP (US), a global law firm with 4,200 lawyers located in 31 countries. He serves as President of the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU), the largest Armenian non-profit organization in the world, having been elected to this position on February 22, 2002. He was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1949, is married to Vera (nee Nazarian) and has two daughters, Ani and Lara. Mr. Setrakian is a graduate of the Universite Saint-Joseph of Beirut and the Universite de Lyon. He is a member of the New York Bar, Beirut Bar and the American Bar Association. He serves on the Board of Directors of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC, a UK- based publicly traded company, and Interaudi Bank of New York. He also served on the Board of Investcom, a telecommunication company, until its sale to MTN Investcom. Mr. Setrakian also serves on the board of directors of various not-for-profit organizations, including the American University of Armenia.
Elected to the AGBU Central Board of Directors in 1977.