Membership in professional organizations
Public-Private and Public-Social Partnership
2015 – present
Co-Founder and Board member at the non-for-profit organization the Primakov Center for Foreign Policy Cooperation.
2014 – present
Member of the Investment Council under the Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation.
2014 – present
Member of the Strategic Council for Investments in New Industries under the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
2010 – present
Member of the Advisory Board of the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund.
2005 – present
Member of the Bureau of the Non-profit partnership “National Council on Corporate Governance”.
Member of the International Advisory Board for the International Financial Center in Russia.
Member of the Advisory Board of the National Competitiveness Foundation of Armenia.
Member of the Expert Council of the Presidential Council for National Priority Projects and Demographic Policy.
Member of the State Council for Competitiveness and Entrepreneurialism under the Government of the Russian Federation.
Business and entrepreneurship
Chairman of the Russian-Kuwaiti Business Council under the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation.
Member of the Japan-Russia Committee for Economic Cooperation.
Member of the Russian-American Business Elite Forum.
Member of the EastWest Institute’s Kendall-Russell Centre for Corporate Competitiveness (USA).
Founder and Chairman of the Young Presidents’ Organization’s Chapter in Russia (USA), the premier global leadership organization for chief executives in over 130 countries; member of the YPO since 2001.
Board member of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RUIE); Corporate Governance Committee Head since 2002; Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the task force for reforms in the energy sector from 2003-2006. Since 2002 – a member of the Conflict Resolution and Corporate Ethics Committee, arbitrator of the RUIE’s Arbitral Commission for Corporate Ethics, member of the Arbitrators’ Committee of the Joint Commission for Corporate Ethics (till present). Mr. Vardanyan served as Co-Chairman of the Corporate Governance and Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee from 2006-2011. Since 2009 – a member of the RUIE’s Committee on Innovation Policies and Innovative Entrepreneurship.
1999 – present
Member of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders community (until 2004 – Global Leaders of Tomorrow; Switzerland).
Stock market infrastructure
Board member of the non-profit partnership Russian Trading System (RTS), one of whose founders was Troika Dialog.
Member of the Exchange Committee at the Moscow Stock Exchange.
Chairman of the Board of the Russian National Association of Securities Market Participants (NAUFOR), a Russia-wide self-regulatory organization set up by professional securities market participants from different regions of Russia, including members of PAUFOR. Mr. Vardanyan served as a Board member of NAUFOR from 1998-2006.
Chairman of the Board of the Professional Association of Securities Market Participants (PAUFOR), one of whose founders was Troika Dialog.
Member of the Expert Council of the Russian Federal Commission for the Securities Markets (FCSM).
Board member, deputy chairman of the Board of Directors of CJSC “Depository Clearing Company”.
Wealth curation and succession planning
2019 – present
Member of the Advisory Board of the Global Family Office Community (GFOC), the leading community for family offices.
2019 – present
Member of the Advisory Committee of Armenia National SDG Innovation Lab, an innovation platform created by the state in cooperation with the United Nations to look for innovative solutions for SDG implementation in Armenia.
2018 – present
Member of the Board of Directors of Armenia 2020, Inc. (USA), a non-profit organization working to craft long-term scenarios for Armenia’s development.
2001 – present
Member of the Coordination Council of the projects “Armenia-2020/2031/2041”.
Member of the International Advisory Board of the Atlantic Council, a leading U.S. think tank.
Co-founder and a member of “Club 2015”, a community of Russian managers and entrepreneurs, working to craft long-term scenarios for Russia’s development.