Born on September 12, 1959 in Yerevan.
1976 -1980 - Graduated from the Planning Economic faculty of Yerevan Peoples Economy Institute.
1980 - 1981 - Economist in the Armenian Branch of the USSR State Planning and Normative Scientific-Research Institute.
1981 - 1982 - Served in the Soviet Army.
1982 - 1985 - Posthighgraduate studies. Economist.
1985 - 1990 - Senior economist, chief specialist, head of financial sub-division at the State Supply Committee of the Armenian SSR.
1990 - 1991 - Deputy General Director at the “HayElektraMekenaMetsAr” Republican Union of the State Supply Committee of the Armenian SSR.
1991-1993 - Head of general department of inter - state deliveries of the Ministry of Material Resources of the Republic of Armenia.
1993 - 1996 - Deputy Minister of Material Resources of the Republic of Armenia.
1996 - 1997 - Head of Foreign Trade Department of the Ministry of Trade, Services, and Tourism of the Republic of Armenia.
1997 - 1998 - First Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Armenia.
1999 - 2002 - Minister of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Armenia.
2002 - 2007 - Minister of Trade and Economic Development of the Republic of Armenia.
2007 - 2012 - Deputy of the National Assembly (proportional electoral system, RPA.)
June 19, 2007 - June 16, 2009 - Member of the Standing Committee on European Integration of the National Assembly.
June 16, 2009 - May 31, 2012 - Member of the Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs of the National Assembly.
May 6, 2012 - Elected Deputy of the National Assembly by the proportional electoral system from the Republican Party of Armenia. Head of the Friendship Group Armenia-Great Britain. Member of the Executive Committee of Inter parliamentary Union. Member of PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY OF THE EASTERN PARTNERSHIP "EURONEST".
Married, with two sons.