The key players in the next 20-30 years will be neither Europe nor the U.S., but other countries. These states have different characteristics, but they’re all actively transforming, modernizing and rebuilding, turning into regional and world leaders.Ruben Vardanyan Sberbank CIB Manager
I’m certain: if we want to remain among the world leaders, we not only must keep the best people in the country, but also attract such people from abroad, as happened, say, under Peter I. This requires solving two basic problems: expanding the circle of trust and planning horizon in society.Ruben Vardanyan Sberbank CIB Manager
Who can become the driver of positive changes in Russia? In my understanding, that part of society which believes that changes must occur and that we ourselves must participate in them.Ruben Vardanyan Sberbank CIB Manager
Each one of us has a sort of nuclear reactor working inside – for some just barely, for others full capacity. And if you want to succeed in business, you must stoke your nuclear reactor.Ruben Vardanyan Sberbank CIB Manager
The era of changes that began 25 years ago is ongoing. We’re on the threshold of very complex processes relating to changing the system of managing society, technological changes and even a change of paradigm – ideas are changing as to what truly matters and what doesn’t.Ruben Vardanyan Sberbank CIB Manager
We want to conduct charitable projects which will impact Armenia’s future, helping it shift from the model of survival, which dominates today, to one of prosperity. We’re trying to restore people’s belief that the impossible is possible by creating mechanisms to implement complex, massive projects.Ruben Vardanyan
I think we live in a world where many decisions are made not for the sake of economic efficiency and business development, but rather the interests of mere enrichment of different groups of shareholders.Ruben Vardanyan Troika Dialog Own business and investment projects
Capitalism is a major, fundamental problem. When money is the universal measure of success, the system becomes incomplete and very many things suffer. And they especially suffer from the moral standpoint.Ruben Vardanyan Troika Dialog Own business and investment projects
I think that in the near future Russian business will see quite a few bankruptcies and restructurings, since you can’t eternally inject money into companies which are verging on demise, supporting the owners. Sooner or later we must switch from the model of rescuing owners to one of rescuing business.Ruben Vardanyan
I believe in small business, but the small business that can’t or doesn't want to learn from the world is doomed to fail.Ruben Vardanyan 100 LIVES IDeA (Initiatives for Development of Armenia)
A key part of my business philosophy has always been trying to build a bridge between the rest of the world and Russia. Trying to bring investment, experience and knowledge from both sides.Ruben Vardanyan 100 LIVES
I don't think charity is just emotions, you need to do something that is self-sustainable. It needs to be very professional, very systematic and results orientated.Ruben Vardanyan 100 LIVES
I like social entrepreneurship. I like to create a chain reaction. However, it's very important to make it self-sufficient, like a business. Just giving money is not enough; you need to provide execution, execution, execution.Ruben Vardanyan 100 LIVES
I believe one of the greatest assets of such schools as UWC Dilijan is that representatives of various nationalities learn one another’s cultural values preserving their own identity.Ruben Vardanyan 100 LIVES IDeA (Initiatives for Development of Armenia)
Philanthropy usually means you’re giving money and forgetting about it. I am quite actively involved in the management decisions. It’s like capitalism... Keeping all this pressure, being a tough investment banker, but delivering results for charities.Ruben Vardanyan Troika Dialog Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO Manager
100 LIVES is an initiative led by Vartan Gregorian, Ruben Vardanyan and Noubar Afeyan, along with individuals of Armenian origin whose achievements were made possible by acts of valor committed a century ago.
An international humanitarian award presented annually to an individual whose actions have had an exceptional impact on preserving human life and advancing humanitarian causes.
Troika Dialog is an independent Russian investment company and among the leaders of the investment banking business in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.
Provides corporate lending services, investment banking services, global markets operations, structured products and private equity services.
Russia’s largest private business school and a joint project of Russian and international business representatives combining their efforts to create a school of the new generation.
The SKOLKOVO Institute for Emerging Market Studies was established with the goal of promoting the full-scale and efficient integration of Russia into the global economy.
The SKOLKOVO Wealth Transformation Centre fosters the creation of an educational and research platform focusing on asset management, succession and philanthropy.
The purpose of Scholae Mundi Foundation CIO is to promote for the public benefit the education of students at the UWC Dilijan College.
An independent not-for-profit international school belonging to charitable trusts registered in Armenia and the United Kingdom.
A project to renovate the historical estate in Scotland and to support the joint educational program of Dumfries House educational center and UWC Dilijan College.
Charitable foundation set up with the goal of implementing long-term projects poised to impact the future of Armenia.
A project geared towards the Tatev Monastery and its surroundings, discovering spiritual, academic and cultural heritage, and transforming the entire region into a high-level tourist destination.
A non-profit initiative. Profits from operations go to Tatev Monastic Complex restoration and regional development projects.
The project to restore the Cathedral Church of the Georgian Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Holy Church.
Set up in 2011 with the goal of reconstructing school №20 named after John Kirakosyan in Yerevan was the fund “Dprots №20”.
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