Armen Orujyan, PhD, is the Founding CEO of the Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology (FAST), the founder and former Chair of Athgo Corporation, one of the world’s leading entrepreneurship platforms in consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council, UN Department of Public Information, and the World Intellectual Property Organization.
Armen applies his 25-year experience in entrepreneurship and his proprietary quantitative Individual Capacity and Intent methodology when architecting ecosystems to accelerate cutting-edge innovation in Fortune 500 companies and transformative inventions in startup businesses. He provides strategic guidance on smart economic transitions to governments and leading global institutions.
Earlier in his career, Armen entered the national political arena serving as advisor for various U.S. political campaigns. In 2006, Armen joined the UN’s Global Alliance for ICT and Development (GAID) as a Founding Member. Under the auspices of the Chief Information and Technology Officer of the UN, he was appointed by the Secretary-General of the UN and served through 2013 as co-Chair of GAID. He has also been named a UN e-Leader for ICT and Youth and selected as one of the top under-40 young leaders by the Asia Society. He is also a Managing Partner of Ignited Spaces, one of the fastest-growing on-demand creative studio and office spaces in Los Angeles.
Armen earned his BA with Honors in Political Science from UCLA and received his MA as well as a PhD from the School of Politics and Economics at Claremont Graduate University (CGU).
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