President Serzh Sargsyan has signed a decree today, appointing Karen Karapetyan as Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia.
Karen Karapetyan, 53, graduated from Yerevan State University, department of applied mathematics in 1980 and holds PhD in economics.
From 2001 to 2010, he held the position of Director General of ArmRosgazprom joint enterprise, which subsequently became a subsidiary of Gazprom, Russian gas giant.
In 2011, Karapetyan became a Vice President of Gazprombank and, in conjunction, from 2012 he held the position of Deputy Director General of Gazprom Mezhregiongaz.
Since 2015, Karen Karapetyan has been Deputy Director General for International Projects of Gazprom Energoholding LLC.