He was born on April 7, 1964 in Yerevan.
He graduated with a degree in law from Yerevan State University in 1986.
From 1979-1981 he worked as a designer in the Taterahushanver factory. For the next three years he was the personnel inspector at the Erebuni Scientific and Industrial Complex. From 1990-1991 he worked as a legal advisor in the Gor Production Cooperative Company. From 1991-1993 he was the head of a production unit in the Knitted Wear factory for the Deaf # 1. From 1993-1995 he was the trade representative of the RA Ministry of Industry in Iran and also Chief Specialist in Foreign Relations. From 1998-2003 he was the president of the board of the Noubarashen Poultry Factory OJSC.
From 2003-2007 he was a deputy in the NA (electoral district #13). Till 22 May 2006 he was a member of the Rule of Law Party and Faction. From 25 May 2006 he was a head of the "Entrepreneur" deputy group. From June 2003 to September 2004 he was a member of the NA Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs. From September 2004 he was a member of the NA Standing Committee on Defense, National Security and Internal Affairs.
On May 12, 2007 he was elected to the NA from electoral district #11.
He is married and has one child.