Joseph Oughourlian is the founder of Amber Capital and the sole portfolio manager of both the Amber Global Opportunities Fund and the Amber Active Investors Fund. Mr. Oughourlian founded Amber Capital in New York in November 2005. Amber now has a strong presence in Europe, with investment offices in both London and Milan. Mr. Oughourlian began his career at Société Générale in Paris in 1994 and soon moved to New York. In 1997, he started managing proprietary money for Société Générale, which led to the first Amber Fund being established in October 2001, with seed capital from the bank.
Mr. Oughourlian graduated from the HEC Business School and from IEP (Sciences-Po), both in Paris, and earned his MSc in Economics from Sorbonne in Paris. He sits on the boards of PRISA (Spain’s leading media group), Cofide SpA (the De Benedetti group holding company in Italy), Sorgente SpA (a hydropower company in Italy) and AGBU (the world’s largest Armenian charitable organization, based in New York). Mr. Oughourlian is based in London.
Born in Paris, France, Mr. Oughourlian currently resides in London, England with his wife Jenny and three children Jean, Alice and Julien.
Elected to the AGBU Central Board of Directors in 2010.