General Manager of VivaCell-MTS
Mr. Yirikian graduated from the American University of Beirut with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics in 1991. In 1992 Yirikian also received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the same university.
In 1991-1992 Ralph Yirikian worked at the Jafet Library, American University of Beirut, as an assistant in the Archiving and Documentation Department, and later as a computer operator at the Lebanese George Matta Establishment. In 1993 Yirikian worked as the executive secretary of Al Maha Group Holdings in Qatar, and as an Assistant management consultant at Nasser, Ghattas and Co, in Cyprus.
From 1994 till 1996 Ralph Yirikian was the head of Administration and Personnel Department at Al Maha Group Holdings. In 1997-1999 he was the head of the Administration and Customer Service Department at Nasser, Ghattas and Co, in Cyprus. Between 1999 and 2001 Ralph Yirikian was the head of the Administrative Unit at LibanCell Company in the Lebanon. In February 2002, Ralph Yirikian was appointed the General Manager of Karabakh Telecom, Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.
Ralph Yirikian is the VivaCell-MTS (K-Telecom CJSC) General Manager since November 2004. In a short period of time VivaCell-MTS grew into an exemplary enterprise and is one of the largest taxpayers of Armenia today.
Ralph Yirikian has been a featured speaker at a number of academic, business and technology institutions and forums.