Varuzhan Hoktanyan joined TI in 2002 as public policy expert. From May 2009 to September 2016 he was the Executive director of the organization and since September 2016 – Project Director.
He is responsible for the overall management and oversight of the grant and general reporting, as well as for the monitoring and advocacy activities. As a policy expert or project director he was involved in the implementation of projects in the fields of education, procurement, elections and anti-corruption policies and institutions. Before joining TI’s team, Varuzhan worked as a researcher in Yerevan Physics Institute, research associate at the Center for Policy Analysis of the American University of Armenia and research assistant in The University of Texas at Dallas.
Varuzhan graduated from the Department of Physics of the Yerevan State University, and then post-graduate studies in high energy and elementary particle physics of the Yerevan Physics Institute with the status of All But Dissertation (ABD). Later he received his Master of Arts degree in Political Science and International Relations at the American University of Armenia. He also holds a Master degree in Public Affairs of the School of Social Sciences of The University of Texas at Dallas.