Jack (Hagop) Youredjian, in conversation with Lara Tcholakian, speaks about the importance of education and his life purpose to support efforts related to educational and social development programs. He shares his journey to professional success as an entrepreneur in pharmaceutical and medical supplies and discusses the qualities and values that he has inherited and that helped him succeed in all his corporate and community work endeavors. As a grandchild of Armenian genocide survivors, he explores the historical narratives that he recalls from his grandparents starting from his childhood in Jerusalem, and the role they played for him and his pursuit of happiness, success and a meaningful life.
About Jack Youredjian
Jack (Hagop) Youredjian is Executive Chairperson of Western Drug/Lifeair. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Southern California after his initial studies at the American University of Beirut. He is also a philanthropist, and in 2019 he established a scholarship fund for COAF to support access to higher education for rural youth in Armenia. He also supports a number of other institutions, including the American University of Armenia and the Armenian Relief Society, among others.
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.