November 2004, Gorik Hakopian was promoted from Deputy Director of Armenia's National Security Service (better known as KGB) to chief by President Kocharian. Gorik Hakopian, 58, was born in Gyumri. He has graduated from the Higher Courses of Soviet KGB.
"Hakopian worked in the security system from 1970", says the statement by Kocharian's office. "Since December, 2002 Hakopian worked as Deputy Director of National Security Service".