Avetik Chalabyan, Board member of Repat Armenia Foundation
Avetik Chalabyan is currently a partner in the Moscow office of McKinsey &Company. Since joining McKinsey in 2001 he has served leading domestic and multinational companies in metals, mining, heavy machinery and petroleum sectors across a broad spectrum of topics. He currently leads the Metals&Mining sector of McKinsey in CIS. Avetik has also extensively advised Ukrainian, Russian, Kazakh and Armenian governments on economic reforms and industrial development. Previously Avetik worked at Salomon Smith Barney in New York, and served as the Head of WTO Affairs department at the Ministry of Economic Development of Armenia.
Passionate about transforming Armenia into a modern and developed nation, Avetik has joined the National Competitive Council of Armenia in 2008 and the Industrial Development Council of Armenia in 2012, and in that capacity supported the Government and private sector of Armenia in developing modern industrial and tourism sectors of the country. Avetik was also one of the original founders of the “5165” Club, which brings together progressive Armenian professionals from various fields with a common vision of building a stronger and healthier nation. He is one of the early supporters of the “Ayb” initiative, which aims at modernizing Armenian high school education.
Avetik graduated from Yerevan State University with Diploma in Physics in 1994, and received his MBA from the University of North Carolina in 2001.
He is married and has 3 children, and shares his time between Moscow and Yerevan.