On 1st and 2nd November, Macedonia2025 will host the 6th edition of the Macedonia2025 Summit. One of the keynote speakers present at the event is Ruben Vardanyan, an Armenian-Russian impact investor and social entrepreneur. He serves on the advisory boards of the IFC (World Bank Group) and Fundação Dom Cabral business school in Brazil. He is also a board member at Ameriabank (a major Armenian bank), SOLLERS (Russia’s auto major) amongst a host of other companies, NGOs, public and professional organizations.
For nearly a quarter of a century, he has invested $500 million in projects in Armenia, developing a commercial approach that relies on involving blended financing to find solutions to social problems. Mr. Vardanyan was instrumental in the beginning stages of the stock market in Russia, contributing to the establishment of common standards and regulations, and taking part in its construction as members of advisory councils in dozens of state and public organizations. He also actively participated in the privatization of the largest companies in Russia, the creation of the RTS stock exchange and institutional infrastructure, the restructuring of Rosgosstrakh, creating the partnership between AvtoVAZ and Renault, bringing Daimler in as a strategic investor in KAMAZ, numerous IPOs and SPOs by domestic companies, including on the international stock exchanges and attracting investments on the domestic and foreign markets. Moreover, Mr. Vardanyan led the establishment of the first private business school in Russia – a pioneering institution both in terms of scale and in its collaborative nature, as well as co-founding another global project back in 2015, the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative, on behalf of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide and in gratitude to their saviors.
These are just a few of the great deeds this social entrepreneur did in his life. Ruben Vardanyan, humble by nature, yet with huge aspirations, has dedicated his life towards giving back to his homeland. Please join us to hear more from this remarkable entrepreneur and philanthropist at the Macedonia 2025 summit where Robert Arsov, Chairman of the board of Macedonia2025 and Senior Managing Director at the investment banking and capital markets division of Guggenheim Partners in New York, will have on stage conversation with Mr. Vardanyan, discussing how his actions in business led to a path of philanthropy and investing in the largest industry in the world, education.
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