Minister of Tourism Armenia enters race for UNWTO Secretary General


The Hon.Vahan Martirosyan, minister of tourism for Armenia is the latest out of 7 candidates competing for the post of the UNWTO Secretary General.

Not many relevant news items in regards to the minister’s connection and experience in global tourism could be found, but here is some key data on Vahan Martirosyan:

Date and Place of Birth
October 28, 1962, Yerevan

1979-1984, K. Marx Polytechnic Institute in Yerevan, qualification of engineer-radio technician

Work Experience
1984 – 2000, Yerevan Electrical Equipment Plant, engineer-constructor,
constructor bureau chief, deputy chief engineer
2000 – 2006, Cornet-AM CJSC Director General
2006, ArmenTel CJSC Commercial Director
2006 – 2010, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cornet-AM CJSC
2008 – 2012, GNC- Alpha CJSC, Chairman of the Board of Directors
2012-2016, GNC- Alpha CJSC, Chairman of the Board of Directors
As of September 20, 2016, Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Armenia
As of October 6, 2016, Minister of Transport, Communication and Information Technologies

Other Information
Liable to military service; reserve officer; Candidate of Technical Sciences.

Political Affiliation
Republican Party of Armenia

Marital Status
Married, with one child