Anahit Avanesyan

Minister of Healthcare, Armenia

Anahit Avanesyan has over 15 years’ experience in the legal and regulatory fields in the public and private sectors, as well as in governance and management.

She was appointed as Minister of Healthcare in January 2021 following her previous position as First Deputy Minister of Health. She started working in health sector governance in 2018 assuming the position of Deputy Minister. Ms Avanesyan is specialised in legal and regulatory issues, including policy and regulatory frameworks of pharmaceutical products. She has experience as both Director and Board member of the “Arpharmacia” CJSC company from 2014 to 2018. Ms Avaneysan held various positions working as a Director and a Legal Adviser for a number of private and public institutions, starting her career as a lawyer at the Legal Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and later as a Legal Adviser to the State Reserve Agency from 2000 to 2002.

Ms Avanesyan has extensive experience in working with Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), holding the position of Legal Adviser to the “Democracy Today” NGO from 2005 to 2015, and is a strong supporter of women’s participation in governance. She has been part of numerous initiatives promoting women’s rights and the participation of young women, in particular.

Ms Avanesyan studied at Yerevan State University, specialising in Civil Law and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Law. She successfully completed the Master’s Programme in Law at the American University of Armenia In 2004.

Last updated: 4 Apr 2024

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