Varoujan Avedikian joined TK & Partners in 2018 as Managing Partner. Before joining our team, he was the General Counsel of the Central Bank of Armenia for 12 years. He has more than two decades of experience under his belt in banking, capital markets and insurance law, as well as financial regulation and public policy. At the Central Bank, he spearheaded an impressive number of far-reaching and established reforms within Armenia’s financial sector (inter alia authorization and enforcement, corporate governance, consumer protection, deposit insurance, pension reform, investment banking services, insolvency, secured transactions, derivatives).
During his relatively long career, Varoujan has authored and co-authored more than a dozen laws that have significantly raised the quality of both financial regulation and private transactions in Armenia’s financial markets. Currently, he also holds the position of Executive Director of the Armenian Institute of Directors, an NGO dedicated to the institutionalization of both professional and independent directorships and rooting of corporate governance in Armenian organizations.
Varoujan has been an adjunct professor of business and financial law at the French University in Armenia and is extremely proud of his about 1000-member strong former students’ cohort, many of whom have become his colleagues and prominent members of Armenia’s legal community. In addition to teaching law, he also teaches Adaptive Leadership in various forums.
Varoujan is a graduate of Harvard Kennedy School (MPA), Boston University (LL.M.), University of Leicester (LL.M.) and University of Nicosia (BA).
Varoujan is an avid swimmer and constantly practices yoga. He loves to read, especially fiction and geopolitical studies.
Varoujan can be reached at:
Phone: +(374 55) 401 337