Koghb Persons

Davit Sahakyan

Davit Sahakyan was born May 12th, 1955 in Koghb. In 1971, he graduated from School Number One with excellent grades. During his time there he won several all-union competitions. In 1971, he joined the faculty of physics YSU. In 1972 he continued his studies at the Moscow Physical-Technical Institute. In 1978 he defended his doctorate. In 1980 he became a doctor of physical and mathematical sciences. He is well known in the field of nuclear physics. He is now married and works in Taiwan.  Department of Theoretical Physics. Complex Systems and Statistical Mechanics Group

Ararat Yesayan

Education: 1981-1984  Yerevan State University, Physics Department.

1985-1988  Moscow Engineering-Physics Institute, M.Sc. in Engineering-Physics, Honour Diploma.

1988-1991  Moscow Engineering Physics Institute / Lebedev Physics Institute of the Academy of Science, ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics.

2005-2007  Laval University, Quebec, Canada, Department of Finance and Insurance,

M.Sc. in Financial Engineering

Professional Experience: 2007- National Bank of Canada, Market Risk Management, Senior Analyst.

2007- Laval University, Quebec, Canada, Department of Finance and Insurance, Research Assistant.

1997-2005  Laval University, Quebec, Canada, Physics Department, Research Associate and Lecturer.

Author of over twenty five scientific articles in physics and in finance.

Andranik Ghulijanyan

Andranik Ghulijanyan was born in Koghb, Tavoush region, 1948. In 1966 he finished school in Koghb and in 1971 he graduated from Yerevan Agricultural Institute. From 1971 to 1973 he worked as an agronomist in Noyemberyan Agricultural Board. From 1973 to 1974 he served in the army, later from 1974 to 1989 he worked as a manager in Koghb forestry base, which belongs to the Botanical Institute of the National Academy of Armenia. From 1984 to 1989 he worked as a chief specialist in Bagratashen forestry, and from 1989 to 1997 as a director of Noyemberyan forestry.

In 1998 A.Ghulijanyan took an immediate part in founding the forest training center in the system of the Ministry of Agriculture, the director of which he is at present. It was due to his efforts that the center was built in Zikatar, which is the only one in Armenia and has gained wide popularity in the spheres of international forest protection and ecology.

A.Ghulijanyan is an associate member of the Global Forest Assessment carried out by FAO and has prepared the forest accounts of Armenia for 2005-2010.

He is also the Armenian representative of IUFPO and has run the organizational activities of the IUFPO conference held in Zikatar.

For his success in the field of environmental protection he was awarded the  Departamental Gold Medal by the Ministry of Environmental Protection  in 2008.

In 1983 he got his PhD, and in 2009 he defended his doctorate dissertation.

Pavel Barseghyan

Pavel Barseghyan Doctor of technical sciences, professor. Born in 1945 in the village Koghb. In 1967 he graduated from Yerevan Polytechnic Institute with honors, as a radioengineer. He was the first full-time graduate student of Mergelyan’s Institute. He defended his PhD thesis in 1972 in the field of computer-aided design. In 1974 he was invited to Yerevan Polytechnic Institute as head of the department. He defended his doctoral dissertation in 1990 in the mathematical theory of massively interconnected large systems. At present, this theory is widely used for mathematical description of the Internet, social networks, as well as for planning the project works. In 1975-1990 Pavel Barseghyan was a member of educational-methodical commission of the Ministry of Highest Education of the USSR. Author of several training programs for computer specialties across the Soviet Union. He has a large number of published scientific works and scientific advisor for more than 10 PhD theses. In 1993 he was invited to work in the United States, in the company of Infinite Technology Corp. (Dallas, Texas), engaged in the design of semiconductor chips, where he worked until 1999. In 1998 he founded the company DAN Technologies in the field of computer-aided design of chips. In 1999 he was invited to work in the Californian company Numetrics Management Systems as Vice

President for Research and Technology, where he works now. In 2008 he founded the company Systemic Project Management, LLC in the area of the theory and practice of project management. Developed a new mathematical theory of project management and daily human activities, which was published in the United States in 2009. This theory is based on three axioms, describing human behavior, according to which people organize their work in such a way to spend a minimal effort, to be subjected to minimal risks, and maximize the pleasure connected with work process. He is married and has two sons and five grandchildren.

Seda Nasibyan

Seda Nasibyan was born on November 11th 1947 in Alaverdi. In 1971, she graduated from the Economic Department of Yerevan State University. While studying, she worked on various economic posts with the Nonferrous Metallurgy Management of Armenia Ministerial Council. In 1974, she was sent to the Moscow College of Mines for postgraduate study and in 1978 she defended her master's thesis. From 1979 to 1983, she was the Higher Senior Officer at the Scientific Research Institute of USSR State Pricing Committee. From 1983 to 1991, she was the Higher Senior Officer of Council of Productive Forces of the USSR State Planning Committee. From 1991 to 1994 she was the Higher Senior Officer at Ministry of Economics of Russian Federation. Since 1994 she has been working at the Government of Russian Federation. From 1994 to 1998 she was the Banking Ltd. Manager. From 1998 to 2001 she worked with the Bank Management Center as the Department Chairman of Banking, Finances, and Insurance and the Alternate Director of the Management and Marketing Institute. Since 2001 she has been the dean of faculty of Finance and Banking and leads courses on the Russian Federation Budgetary System. Seda Nasibyan is the author of many publications on bank subjects. She studied actual banking problems in a great number of western countries. She has been a member of the International Organization of Female Financiers since 1996 and a member of editorial board of the following magazines: Bank services, Pension money, Finances, Banks, and Investments.

Lavrenti Barseghyan

Doctor of historical sciences, professor, academician, he was born in 1937. Supervised several government posts, in particular: the first secretary Spandaryan district of Yerevan, the secretary of the Yerevan city council, deputy managing committee for the restoration and preservation of monuments in Armenia, Managing multiple departments within the Ministry of Culture, Director “Sardarapat” State Museum, in parallel was director of the State Museum of Armenian revolution, CEO of Sports Complex in Yerevan (director of the tour, playing concerts), the managing principal guide the conservation and use of historical and cultural monuments. Vice President of Academy of Sciences, on common issues. From 1995 to 2006 was director of the Museum-Institute of Armenian Genocide. He is one of the best scholars of history of the Armenian nation.

Jahan Karakhanyan

1918, Koghb - 1943, Baxi, Crimea

Jahan studied in his native village for seven years before continuing his secondary studies at the school in Shnogh. He graduated in 1938 and that same year was drafted into the army. In WWII he participated in the Soviet-Finnish liberation of Western Ukraine and Western Belorussia with the 89th Armenian artillery division as a commander. The title of “Hero” was awarded posthumously in 1944 for the courage shown removing mines and opening a critical road/railway bridge on the road from Novorossiysk to the Upper Bakansk. He died taking a bridge. He was buried in a mass grave in the village of Baxi in the Crimea. School Number One in Koghb is named after him and there is a monument to this hero. The History Museum of Koghb has a exhibit dedicated to him. His parents donated his personal effects, photographs, and books belonging to him to the Shnogh School. There is also a woodworking factory named after him.

Nicolay Jaghinyan

Doctor of Technical Sciences Nicolay Jaghinyan was born in 1881 in Koghb. He was educated at the Kharkov Institute of Technology (gold medal). In 1909 N. Jaghinyan was invited to the city of Batumi, Georgia to design large civic areas. In 1910 he worked in the oil fields of Baku as the chief engineer, later as the administrator of the department. In 1911 he worked in Baku to build a large civic area. In 1917 he worked with the committee of oil in St. Petersburg as a scientist.

In 1918 Jaghinyan returned to Koghb and founded Artel a small hydroelectric and wood processing plant, the first of its kind in a rural area. In 1923 he worked at the electrical plant in Tbilisi as the chief engineer. In 1926, at the request of the President of the Revolutionary Committee of Armenia A. Erznkyan, he returned to Armenia and assisted with the reconstruction efforts following the earthquake in Gyumri. He then returned to Koghb and built the first two floors of the school. A third floor was planed, but work was interrupted by the war. From 1928 to 1931, he worked as the chief engineer in the municipal economy of Armenia. He worked with “Armshintrans” from 1931 to 1936. From 1936 to 1940 he worked in the main administration building of the Armenian government. In 1932 he also managed the construction of the Yerevan gypsum factory. In 1933, he launched the first mines in “Artik tuf”, granite in Jajur, a cement factor and slate mine in Ararat.

During his life, Jaghinyan founded hydroelectric power stations in Yerevan, Ijevan, Koghb, and several cities in Georgia. In 1940 he left for Moscow and worked, until his death in 1942, in the Soviet Construction and Design Institute; first as the chief engineer, then deputy minister for construction. He was a member of the Nansen’s commission.

Lavrenti Ananyan

(1940-2009) Professor Doctor of Economic Sciences.

Vigen Avagyan

(Doctor of Philology, author of the textbook "The Armenian Language") (1939-1997)

Garnik Avagyan

(1922-1998) - The candidate of biologic sciences. Many years he worked as the director of the Noyemberyan forestry...


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