Armen Sarkissian is a director of IREX and "a professor and director of the Eurasia Programme at the Judge Institute of Management, Cambridge University Business School, and founder of the Eurasia House International in London. He is an expert on state-building structures and free market transition processes in CIS countries, Eastern Europe, and China. Dr. Sarkissian served as prime minister of Armenia from 1996 to 1997 and was Armenia’s ambassador to the United Kingdom and other European countries. In addition to his many advisory and board positions with international businesses including Alcatel, British Petroleum, Bekaert (Belgium), Brazil Invest, and Cambridge Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Sarkissian also advises nonprofits and universities including East West Institute, the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and Global Politics. He has authored some 50 academic articles and three books on theoretical physics, astrophysics, computer modeling, political science, and transition economics. Dr. Sarkissian is Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary & Westfield College, London University and a faculty member of the World Economic Forum and a frequent speaker since 2002 at its annual forum in Davos." 
Director of the East-West Institute.
- "Armen Sarkissian", IREX, Accessed October 2006.