Board Chair 

Tigran Hovhannisyan


Born on 04.07.1966 in Yerevan

ECLOF UCO Board Chair since 2010

ECLOF Foundation General Director since 2002

1983-2002 held various positions. Held managerial positions at ECLOF International, UNHCR, Armenian Development Bank, Municipality of Ejmiatsin and other organizations.

Graduated from Yerevan Engineering Institute with the specialty of civil and industrial engineering, received the qualification of Engineer.

Graduated from Ejmiatsin University after Grigor Lusavorich with the specialty of lwayer, received the qualification of lawyer.

Has been trained at France Institute de Genech with the specialty of Agricultural Management.

Has been trained at Great Britain Regen London with the specialty of Business Communication.

1984-1986 has served in the Soviet Army.


Board Members


Armen Sargsyan


ECLOF UCO LLC Board Member since 2013. Currently he holds also the position of Financial Manager at ECLOF Armenia Foundation. He has more than 10-year work experience in diverse banks and credit organizations, public sector` occupying the position of chief accountant. He has graduated from Yerevan Economical qualifying as an Economist.



Pat Gleeson 


Born on 29.12.1959.

ECLOF UCO LLC Board Member since 2012. Since the same year up to now he holds the position of Managing Director at ECLOF International. He has wide experience in microfinancial filed working at such organizations as Aga Khan Agency of Microfinance, Allied Irish Bank. He has graduated from Dublin City University with the qualification of accountant and finance.


Vahagn Vardanyan 


Born on 31.07.1973, Yerevan 

ECLOF UCO LLC Board Member since 2016

Since 2008 has been working at the Hillside World Academy (formerly known as Chinese International School) in Singapore. He is the Head of High School, IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) Coordinator, as well as teaches Economics under the programme.

Have taught IBDP Economics and Business and Management since 2006. 

Hold a position of Executive Vice President, Head of Lending Operations, and other positions at Armenian Development Bank 1995-2005

Working on doctoral research at the National University of Singapore (Political Geography)

Graduated from Missouri State University (Master of International Affairs)

Graduated from American University of Armenia (Master of Business Administration)

Graduated from Yerevan University of National Economy (Finance and Credit)

Received Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers and Trainers (University of Cambridge and GIG Centre in Singapore)


Tamar Lebanidze  


Born on 11.05.1963, Georgia

ECLOF UCO LLC Board Member since 2016

Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of ECLOF International since 2010

Chair of the Governing Board of ''Constanta Foundation'' and ''Microfin'' JSC since 2014

Has been the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia 2004-2005

She held various executive positions in different micro financial companies from 1984 to 2016

She has been lecturer at Tbilisi State University.

Graduated Stonier Graduate School of Banking held at the University of Pennsylvania

She Graduated from Tbilisi State University, Department of Biology.