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Membership in professional organizations

Public-Private and Public-Social Partnership

April 2014 – present
Member of the Investment Council under the Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation.
July 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 Non-profit partnership “National Council on Corporate Governance”.
2010
Member of the International Advisory Board for the International Financial Center in Russia.
2007–2014
Member of the Advisory Board of the National Competitiveness Foundation of Armenia.
2007–2009
Member of the Expert Council of the Presidential Council for National Priority Projects and Demographic Policy.
2003–2012
Member of the State Council for Competitiveness and Entrepreneurialism under the Government of the Russian Federation.

Business and entrepreneurship:

2008–2009
Chairman of the Russian-Kuwaiti Business Council.
2007–2009
Member of the Japan-Russia Committee for Economic Cooperation.
2000–2002
Member of the Russian-American Business Elite Forum.
2003–2005
Member of the EastWest Institute’s Kendall-Russell Centre for Corporate Competitiveness.
2001–2006
Founder and Chairman of the Young Presidents’ Organization’s Chapter in Russia.
2000–2012
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.

Stock market infrastructure:

1998–2001
Board member of the non-profit partnership Russian Trading System (RTS), one of whose founders was Troika Dialog.
1997–2002
Member of the Exchange Committee at the Moscow Stock Exchange.
1997–1998
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.
1996–1997
Chairman of the Board of the Professional Association of Securities Market Participants (PAUFOR), one of whose founders was Troika Dialog.
1996–2002
Member of the Expert Council of the Russian Federal Commission for the Securities Markets (FCSM).
1995–1999
Board member, deputy chairman of the Board of Directors of CJSC “Depository Clearing Company”.

Think tanks:

2001 – present
Member of the Coordination Council of the project “Armenia-2020”, working to craft long-term scenarios for Armenia’s development.
2008–2014
Member of the International Advisory Board of the Atlantic Council, a leading U.S. think tank.
1999–2005
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.