“If our people become united, no one will be able to break us”, Hayk Margarian

Hayk Margarian sits down with Lara Tcholakian to discuss the importance of having a purpose and mission in life, and his role as a public leader. After having spent most of his life leading organizations in the private sector, he explains his intentions for moving to Armenia with his family and his motivation to serve his nation and country as a public servant. He highlights the measures he takes to inspire his team members and to motivate them despite the challenges of working in a government institution. Hayk shares the story of his family heritage from Mush to Gyumri, and the challenges his great grandparents faced during the Armenian Genocide. Apart from the three children that were saved during the exile and deportations, the family also salvaged an ancient valuable bible that is located in Armenia’s Matenadaran. Finally, in describing his family history, Hayk makes valuable connections with his own personal and professional life by identifying the values of resilience, courage, integrity and perseverance that he has inherited.

About Hayk Margarian

Hayk Margarian is the CEO of the National Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Armenia (NCIE). He has held executive leadership positions in private corporations in Moscow, Toronto and in Vladivostok, and has extensive experience in organizational management, project management, auditing and economics. Hayk has degrees from the University of Maryland (Management Studies), from the Far Eastern National University in Russia (Economics), and is currently working towards his PhD in Economics at the Yerevan State University. He moved from Canada and Russia to Armenia in 2020 with his wife and two young children.

Program overview

In a new open setting, Lara deconstructs inherited cultural and historical narratives, memories, life lessons and experiences from change catalysts. Her guests reflect on the stories, people, events and mindsets that have shaped their professional and personal lives, enabling them to create a more mindful life.

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