Ruben Vardanyan, a public figure, politician, former State Minister of the Republic of Artsakh will join 6th IMCA as a Plenary speaker at the Armenia-Artsakh-Diaspora Cooperation section.
He is one of the founders of the Russian stock market; co-founder and partner of a number of global projects; a member of a number of large companies, educational institutions, professional and expert organizations, and management and advisory boards; and the recipient of local and international awards.
Among Ruben Vardanyan's most significant projects are the Troika Dialog investment company, SKOLKOVO business school, and the Phoenix Advisors and PhilinPhilgood companies in Russia. In Armenia, his notable projects include the UWC Dilijan International College, Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology (FAST), “Wings of Tatev” aerial tramway, "Matena" leadership school, Aurora Humanitarian Initiative, "Aurora for Artsakh" program to support residents of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, the FUTURE ARMENIAN public initiative, and more.
For more than 30 years, Ruben and his family, together with partners from around the world, have invested over 1.5 billion dollars in key areas of human development: global education, health care, achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), solving humanitarian problems, heritage, and initiatives for the development of philanthropic traditions.