Hayk Aslanyan

Chairman of the foundation, board member

I work in two industries: construction and IT. As co-owner, I represent Karas-bouw in the construction sector. With more than 15 years of experience in the construction sector, we provide services as a contractor in the finishing work. Since last year we have been carrying out work in partnership with engineering and architects in the implementation of complete metal prefab houses. With more than 7 years of experience in the IT sector, I started Pontem Solution BV in 2021 with my partners. I am actively working in Armenia and other European member states. We develop products and provide services in the automation sector that are primarily aimed at sustainability and environmental friendliness. From the beginning of 2021 I started a project with Pontem Lab in Armenia that focuses on setting up study projects in the IT sector. This project became very popular. At this moment we already have educated and still are educating many young people affected by the recent war in Artsakh with the goal that these students will be fully prepared to directly enter the IT job market. Work experience & studies: 2013 – 2016 worked at TTC in Oosterhout as workshop chief. 2007 – 2008 worked as a programmer in IT systems at Sensor partners in Drunen. 2004 – 2006 worked as a Front-end developer at Eccolo design agency. 2003 – 2007 Avans Hogescholen in Breda: IT programmer. 1993 - 1997 National Polytechnic University of Armenia: electronics - cybernetics engineer.

Samvel Mkhitaryan

Communication manager, board member

Currently, I am enrolled in a PhD program at the department of Health Promotion, at the Care and Public Health Research Institute (CAPHRI) at Maastricht University. Before joining the UM, I worked with the Center for Health Services Research and Development (CHSR) at the AUA Turpanjian School of Public Health, at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF). As a PhD candidate at CAPHRI I work on exploring the potential of systems analysis in health behavior research. The scope of my expertise includes data science and analyitics related tasks. Prior to my PhD appointment at CAPHRI I studied, Social and Behavioural Sciences at Tilburg University (MSc.), Public Health at the American University of Armenia (MPH), Psychology at Yerevan State University in Armenia (BA) and Gestalt Psychotherapy at Caucasus Institute of Gestalt Therapy and Family Psychotherapy in Georgia. My background in those diverse fields allows me to comprehensively analyse data on human behaviour. By doing data science and analytics I intend to aid better decision making.

Naira Mirakjan

Head of marketing and promotion, member of advisory team.

Currently I am working full-time as a decision maker at the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND), a Dutch government agency that handles the admission of foreigners in the Netherlands which is part of the Ministry of Security and Justice. By doing this work I contribute to a just and safe society. Before starting at the IND I have studied Public Administration at the University of Nijmegen where I graduated in 2014. In that same year I also did an internship at the Armenian embassy in The Hague, Netherlands. I am closely connected between my residence the Netherlands and my homeland Armenia. After the recent war in Artsakh I started a humanitarian project together with Anna Mkrtchyan, called Artsakh Hulp voor Oorlogsslachtoffers. The aim of the project is helping war victims and families in need affected by the war by providing them temporary financial support. The reason I joined Hayinvicta is because I consider it of utmost importance to implement values in my homeland that contribute to a stable, safe and innovative society.

Araik Sarkisian

Treasurer, board member

After I completed my bachelor studies, Social Legal Services at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Law and Philosophy at the University of Groningen (RUG), I continued with my master studies at the RUG. The masters I follow are: IT Law and Private Law. In addition to my studies, I am co-owner of IoT Juristen, working in the legal industry. I am also co-owner of OVM Pay B.V. working in the blockchain industry, where we focus on companies that want to implement the acceptance of cryptocurrencies as an innovative means of payment in their business model. At Hay-invicta I am involved in supporting activities for the legal department. As treasurer I am also responsible for the financial affairs. My motivation with regard to my contribution to the foundation is the satisfaction I get by being able to help others in need.

Anna Mkrtchyan

Head of marketing and promotion, member of advisory team.

I'm Anna Mkrtchyan, I'm 29 years old, and I live in Wijchen, The Netherlands. I have lived in the Netherlands since 1999. After completing my propaedeutic year in 2011, European studies, at the Hague University of Applied Sciences, I started studying European studies at the University of Amsterdam. Here I also obtained my bachelor European studies in 2014. After finishing my studies, I started a women's fashion store in Nijmegen together with Naira Mirakjan. Another collaboration of ours is humanitarian one that we started since December 2020. This project is called Artsakh hulp voor oorlogsslachtoffers. With the aim of providing temporary financial support to war victims and families in need in Armenia, so that they can move forward. I currently work full-time as a Team Coach at Webhelp. Webhelp is the market leader in customer experiences in the Netherlands. Besides being a team coach, I am also a customer care expert.

Team members

Artak Balayan

Logistics manager, member of advisory team

Karapet Karapetyan

Legal advice, member of advisory team