Ruben Vardanyan, an entrepreneur and philanthropist, is President of LLC VARDANYAN, BROITMAN AND PARTNERS. He has co-founded RVVZ Family Foundation and IDeA (Initiatives for Development of Armenia) Charitable Foundation. Prior to the closure of the deal to merge Sberbank with Troika Dialog in January 2012, he held the position of CEO, Chairman of the Board at Troika Dialog, one of the oldest and largest investment banks in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Mr. Vardanyan serves on the Boards at numerous entities in Russia and abroad, such as KAMAZ, SIBUR Holding, Joule Unlimited, Inc. (the U.S.), and Ameriabank (Armenia). He is a member of the Economic Advisory Board at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group. Mr. Vardanyan is a Founding Partner and Vice-Chairman of the International Advisory Board of Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, as well as Chairman of the SKOLKOVO Institute for Emerging Market Studies and Chairman of the Expert Council of the school’s Wealth Transformation Center. Mr. Vardanyan serves on the International Advisory Boards and the Boards of Trustees at higher institutions in Russia, Japan and Brazil. He is a member of the Supreme Religious Council of the Armenian Apostolic Church and was a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Competitiveness Foundation of Armenia in 2007–2014. Mr. Vardanyan is a recipient of the Order of St. Mesrop Mashtots (2011) and the Order of St. Gregory the Illuminator (2013).
Elected to the AGBU Central Board of Directors in 2016