Mr. Ralph Yirikian
VivaCell-MTS General Manager
Ralph Yirikian is the VivaCell-MTS (MTS Armenia CJSC) General Manager since November 2004. Led by Ralph Yirikian, VivaCell-MTS has dramatically changed the market of telecommunication in Armenia. The Company today has more than 1,200 employees. Owing to a number of innovative solutions, VivaCell-MTS has significantly enlarged the choice of the services available to Armenian consumers.
Mr. Yirikian has been engaged in the telecommunication sphere since 1999 when he first held the position of the head of the Administrative Unit at LibanCell Company in the Lebanon.
During this period of time VivaCell-MTS also became the first in Armenia in terms of commitment to the concept of Corporate Responsibility. The Company makes considerable investments into the implementation of innovative projects in the spheres of healthcare, culture, science, environmental protection, education, rural infrastructure, including border villages, etc.
Ralph Yirikian has been a featured speaker at a number of academic, business and technology institutions and forums.
Ralph Cesar Yirikian was born on November 16, 1967 in Beirut, Lebanon. 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.