He was born on March 3, 1958 in Yerevan.
In 1979 he graduated from the Armenian State Institute of Physical Culture, in 2003 - Yerevan University of Finance-Banking and Stock Exchange. He is a teacher, economist-financier. He is a real member of the International Academy of Sciences on Nature and Society. He is the author of a number of articles on economic sphere. He was awarded a letter of thanks from the Defense Minister (1999), a prize (2001), a letter of thanks from the Prime Minister (2005), - a commemorative (2006), Garegin Nzhdeh golden commemorative (2006), diploma of the Board of the Heads of Trade-Industrial Chambers of CIS Countries (2006), diploma of RF Economic Development and Trade Minister G. Gref (2006), Mercury prize of RA Trade-Industry Chamber (2007) and Golden Commemorative of RA Trade-Industry Chamber (2009).
1979-1982 he worked at schools in Aparan as a teacher. 1984-1990 he worked in the executive committees of the Yerevan municipality and Soviet District Council. 1991-1995 he was a deputy of the Yerevan Shengavit District Council. 1993-1998 he worked as general director of the factory of the Model Shoes of the Textile Industry of the Republic of Armenia, later - chairman of the board. 1998-2001, 2001-2004 and 2004-2007 he was head of the Shengavit community. In 1999 he founded Shengavit charitable fund. 1999-2001 he was the representative of the Republic of Armenia in the local self-government chamber of the Council of Europe. Since 2002 he has been elected President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Armenia. 2003-2004 - President of the Council of the heads Chamber of Commerce and Industry of CIS countries, member of Association of World Trade Chambers, heads of European Chamber, Councils of Commerce and Industry of CIS countries and Councils of Commerce and Industry of Black Sea Basin countries.
Since 2003 he has been a member of Trustees; Council of the National Centre of Development of Small and Medium Enterprise. In 2009 he is a member of the Budgetary Committee of Inter-parliamentary Assembly of CIS countries. He is an honorable citizen of Shengavit Community (2006). He is a Chairman of RPA Board of Shengavit community.
1998-1999 he was elected a deputy to the NA (electoral district #3). He was a member in the NA Standing Committee on Defense, National Security and Internal Affairs. He was a member of the Yerkrapah Deputy Group. He was a member of the RPA.
On May 12, 2007 he was elected as a deputy of the National Assembly by the proportional system from the Republican Party of Armenia. He is a member of the RPA board.
He is married and has two children.