Florin Lila is FINCA Impact Finance’s Vice President and Regional Director for Eurasia, where he leads the network’s operations in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Florin joined the company in 2012, first as Deputy Regional Director for Eurasia and then as Chief Executive Officer of FINCA Kosovo before becoming Vice President and Regional Director in 2017. He brings a wealth of banking experience and a distinguished academic background. Prior to joining FIF, he had 13 years of experience in the banking sector including multiple roles at the Executive Management and Board of Directors level in Kosovo and in Ghana. Florin holds an MA degree in Economics for Business Analysis from Staffordshire University, United Kingdom.
Throughout his career, Dane Steven McGuire has focused on managing participation in professional markets both in developed and emerging markets. He has also gained significant experience in the financial control of commercial banking units, as well as adherence to banking and regulatory requirements. Before joining FINCA in 2010, he served as Global Head of Central Banks at ABN Amro Bank, NV., culminating a 12-year career with the bank as its UK Treasurer and Regional Treasurer in Latin America. He held the position of UK Treasurer of Credit Lyonnais in the UK for a period of six years, preceded by a decade with Citibank in Ecuador, Venezuela, London, and Copenhagen, in different country and regional roles, ranging from credit and corporate relationship management to investment banking. Mr. McGuire also served as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala from 1971 to 1973. He received his M.A. in International Studies from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, in Washington, DC, and a B.A. in Political Science from The Citadel in Charleston, SC.
Ararat Gyulumyan has 16 years of experience in finance and accounting. Currently Ararat is Assistant Controller at Cordiant Investment Management. He served as the Audit Manager at Baker Tilly, Ukraine, which is a Member firm of Baker Tilly International based in Kiev, Ukraine. From 2009 to 2015 Ararat was Chief Financial Officer at FINCA Russia. In his rich career as a finance professional, Ararat participated in the audit engagements of a number of banks and enterprises in Ukraine, Russia, Armenia, Georgia and Belarus. Ararat earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Mathematical Modeling at Yerevan State University. He holds a Diploma of Higher Specialized Education (D.E.S.S.) in banking and financial techniques from Université Panthéon in Paris, France. He is also a graduate of American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking. Ararat has been a Fellow Member of ACCA since March 2010, CPA British Columbia and CPA Quebec Member since April 2015 and January 2016, respectively.
Murad Muradyan started off his professional career in 1991 as a programmer in the IT department of RA Ministry of Economy.
Murad is currently the director of Harmony Information Technologies and Education Development Fund. Prior to that he held the positions of IT manager at Project Harmony American non-profit organization, head of IT general department at the RA Ministry of Finance, and director of ARENA Scientific Research Network Association.
Murad has remarkable experience in implementation of electronic governance projects and has successfully led the development and deployment of a number of complex, integrated, multi-scope IT systems. He has joined FINCA in August of 2019.
Murad holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computational science from State Engineering University of Armenia. He has completed his Master’s and Post-doctoral studies in the same University.
Richard Marney has a 45-year career in emerging markets banking, principal investing, economics, and asset management.
Richard holds the position of the Head of Risk Management at ResponsAbility Investments in Zurich, Switzerland. Before joining ResponsAbility Investments Richard worked as a Chief Market Strategist and Head Fund Manager at Developing World Markets and as the Head of Corporate Development, Product Management, and Market Research & Program Evaluation at Opportunity International.
Richard has lectured in the Department of Economics of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) of the University of London.
FINCA Armenia Management Team
Our management team brings vast experience, professional skills and expertise from various industry backgrounds.
Vardan Gevorgyan has been serving as Chief Executive Officer at FINCA UCO CJCS since 2020. He has over 15 years of experience in financial institutions, of which 7 years as a Retail Business Director and Management Board member in IDBank. For another 5 years Vardan managed international projects in IFC, implementing international practices in SME banking and Risk Management across Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Belarus in the framework of the Europe and Central Asia Banking Advisory Program. He has extensive experience in all aspects of the banking business, including staff management, sales of retail products, product development, operational and risk management, and digital solutions in banking. Vardan has also worked in Ameriabank, Inecobank, and Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.
Vardan holds a PhD degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in Management and Analysis of Stock Markets. He has an FBR Certificate (Foundations of Banking Risk) from Global Association of Risk Professionals, and an Associate Certificate in Project Management, from George Washington University. Vardan is also the author of several articles and publications.
Anush Petrosyan has over 15 years of experience, of which more than 10 years include providing audit services. She has served as Chief Financial Officer at FINCA Armenia since 2016. Prior to that, since 2013, Anush served as Corporate Audit Manager. In her rich career Anush has worked at KPMG Armenia, growing to the position of Audit Manager, and at Grant Thornton Amyot LLC in the position of In-Charge Auditor. Anush also acquired valuable experience working at the US Embassy in Armenia as an Economics Specialist, as well as at the Central Bank of Armenia as a specialist in the Monetary Policy Department.
Anush holds an MBA in Banking, Finance, Real Estate and Accounting from the University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA and a BA Degree in Economics from Yerevan State University. In 2007 she became an ACCA member and in 2012 became an FCCA (Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant).
Vardan Haroyan has been serving as Chief Operating Officer at FINCA UCO CJCS since 2019.
Vardan has remarkable professional experience in banking, particularly in development and implementation of digital financial services, credits, sales and financial consultancy. Before joining FINCA, Vardan served as Head of the Department of Attracting International Financial Funds, Sales and CRM at Evocabank, and prior to that, held the position of Head of Sales and Customer Attraction Unit at Prometey Bank. Vardan started off his professional career in 2009 as a Financial Consultant at VTB-Armenia Bank. He later worked as a Market Research Methodologist, a Business Crediting Senior Analyst and a Senior Sales Manager at the same bank.
Vardan holds a Master’s degree in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Management from The University of Nottingham, UK, a Master’s degree in Finances and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Yerevan State University.
GENERAL COUNSEL, HEAD LEGAL OFFICER AND CORPORATE SECRETARY
Harutyun Chadryan has more than ten years’ experience in the legal field, seven of which were acquired in the financial and banking sphere.
Since 2017 Harutyun has served as General Counsel and Head Legal Officer at FINCA Armenia. In 2018, in parallel to his main duties, Harutyun also assumed the roles of the Corporate Secretary and member of the Management Board.
Before joining FINCA Armenia, Harutyun first held the position of Lawyer, then position of Chief Lawyer at “Panarmenian Bank” CJSC. Before that Harutyun acquired valuable experience in the legal field as a Leading Legal Adviser at “AREXIMBANK – GAZPROMBANK GROUP” CJSC, as a Lawyer at “Glendale Hills” CJSC, as a Lawyer and then as a Chief Lawyer at “Jakshin” LLC, as a Lawyer at “EMH Construction” CJSC, as a Lawyer and then as a Chief Lawyer at “International Development and Construction’ CJSC, as a Chief Lawyer at “Modern Buildings” LLC, as a Lawyer at 2AD CJSC and as a Lawyer at “AJ Const” LLC and “AG Development” CJSC.
Harutyun holds a Master’s Degree in Law from Yerevan State University. He also graduated from two-semester business law program of IIT, Chicago-Kent College of Law, School of American Law obtaining the Certificate of Completion.
In 2011, Harutyun received a license for practicing law and became a member of the Chamber of Advocates of the Republic of Armenia.
Harutyun has received a certificate from the Central Bank of Armenia, which qualifies him to work in the positions of Executive Director (Board Member), Deputy Executive Director (Deputy Board Member) and Member of the Management Team (Board).
Armine Amiryan has over 18 years of experience in banking, finance and auditing.
Since October 2017 Armine has served as Head of Internal Audit at FINCA Armenia. Before joining the company Armine held the position of the Head of Internal Audit at Panarmenian Bank CJSC. Before that, Armine acquired valuable experience in auditing by working as a Member of the Internal Audit group at the Central Bank of Armenia, as Head of Internal Audit at Procredit Bank Armenia, as an auditor at KPMG Armenia and as Advisory Program Coordinator at the Small and Medium Entrepreneurship Development National Center.
Armine holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the Yerevan State University. She has ACCA qualification. Armine was also granted a License of professional and qualification compliance to the positions of Bank Internal Audit Manager, Internal Audit Member by the Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia.
FINCA Impact Finance Global Leadership
The FINCA Impact leadership team manages a global organization of more than 10,000 employees.
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