· The founder of the School of Management and Democracy (VDM). (Lithuania)
· UNDP expert, in the past - over the years, the expert of the European Council and World Bank, a member of the scientific and editorial boards of several international publications
· He has extensive experience as a manager and 20 years of experience as a trainer and consultant in organizational development and strategic management
· Author of 5 books and numerous articles on general management, organizational development, administrative management, information processes, methodology training
Mr. Gazaryan is an engineer-economist. In the mid-70s he worked at a radio-electronic plant, then headed a big regional computer centre, and for 2 years was with the administration of the city of Klaipeda (Lithuania).
In 1991, Mr. Gazaryan set up the «Centre for Studying Problems of Self-Government», and in 1994 – the School of Management and Democracy (VDM). In 1993, he began active work as a trainer (over 800 training sessions) and a consultant in strategic management and organisational development for various enterprises and organisations.
Mr. Gazaryan works in a number of countries of Central and Eastern Europe, as well as in Russia. His clients include dozens of big and small enterprises and organisations in the sphere of energy, construction, industry, transport, etc. as well as banks, investment funds, local and regional administrations. In 1992, Mr. Gazaryan began to collaborate with Birmingham University as an expert in the sphere of developing managerial potential.
Since 1993, he is a registered expert of the UN Centre for Settlements. During the period from 1994 to 2005, he was on the committee of independent experts under the Council of Europe. From 1998 to 2005, he was on the editorial board of the journal «International Review of Administrative Sciences» (Brussels). In 1998-2001, Mr. Gazaryan was registered in the International Register of certified auditors of the system of quality assurance (IRCA, London). In 2004, he was registered in the International Register of professionals in organisational development (IOD, USA). From 2002 to 2004, he was President of the Association of Management Consultants (Lithuania).