Ashot Baghdasaryan was born on October 8, 1952 in Yerevan.
From 1974-1975 he worked as an engineer in the Yerevan Planning Institute Electroproject. From 1975-1976 he was an engineer-mechanic in the Production and Geological Trust under the Armenia SSR Department of Non-ferrous Metals. In 1976 he worked as a chief mechanic in the geophysical expedition office. He spent the next five years first as a senior engineer and later leading engineer in the General Mechanics, Energy and Equipment Department under the Armenina Ministry of Food Industry. From 1981-1982 he worked as a chief engineer in Abovyan Beer Factory. In 1987 he was appointed its director. In 1996 he was appointed executive director of the Yerevan Beer CJSC. From 1997-2003 he worked as general director and in 2003 as president of the Yerevan Beer board of directors.
On May 25, 2003 he was elected deputy to the NA from the proportional list of the Republican Party of Armenia where he currently serves on the NA Standing Committee on Financial-Credit, Budgetary and Economic Affairs. He is a member of the Republican Party of Armenia Faction and has no political party affiliation.
Mr. Baghdasaryan is married and has two children.