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Advisory Board

Meet the Advisory Board

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Jacqueline Karaaslanian

Advisory Board Member

Jacqueline Karaaslanian is a co-founder and CEO at Learning-Learning Architects and has a deep dedication to Learning Sciences and to Education. She worked at MIT's Media Lab for 28 years as Director of Special Projects and served as Founding Executive Director of Luys Education from inception to 2018. One of the accomplishments she is most proud of is to have brought hundreds of Luys scholars to think and co-create together. A strong education is at the base of the solution for any type of challenge ahead of us and anywhere in the world.

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Emmanuel Tchividjian

Advisory Board Member

Emmanuel Tchividjian is the principal and owner of The Markus Gabriel Group, an ethics and communication consulting practice. Prior, Mr. Tchividjian was, for almost 20 years the ethics officer of the PR firm Ruder Finn. He was certified Compliance & Ethics Professional from the SCCE in 2006. He is the Ethics Officer of the NY Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and a member (ex-officio) of PRSA-National Board of Ethics and Professional Standards. Emmanuel is a member of the Ethics and Compliance Initiative, the national professional association for managers of ethics and compliance programs. He enjoys public speaking, writing and moderating monthly public philosophical discussions.

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Amalya Kostanyan

Advisory Board Member

Amalya Kostanyan is an Assistant Professor at the American University of Armenia in 2018. Amalya is a doctorate candidate specializing in materials science and nano-engineering at University of Cambridge, UK. Amalya is a passionate scientist working on the development of flexible and transparent wearable devices using artificially grown nanomaterials. Her industrial experience also involves microsystems engineering with specialization in microprocessor design and implementation (digital and analogue chip design engineering) using commercially available VLSI Design Techniques (Verilog HDL, Assembly, programming, etc.).

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Nadine Koobatian

Advisory Board Member

Nadine Koobatian is currently employed as the Coordinator of Travel Programs at the Yale University School of Architecture. She has more than 15 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising and communications and regularly advises nonprofits on fundraising strategy and practice. Nadine has served as the Director of Development and Communications at Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services where she led the fundraising and communications departments for this refugee resettlement organization based in New Haven, Connecticut. Nadine and her husband, Gregor, are the parents of three children including John Koobatian, a former Luys Scholar.

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Sevag Kazandjian

Advisory Board Member

Sevag Kazandjian earned his MBA degree from Oxford University with Distinction and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from American University of Beirut. A seasoned Finance executive with 15 years of experience in Financial advisory and management of companies in Lebanon, Armenia, NKR and Brazil. He currently holds the position of CFO in Saltek Sal. In his free time, Sevag enjoys family outings, sports and reading.

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Ani Kharajian

Advisory Board Member

Ani Kharajian is a Senior Director, New Markets, Executive Education at Harvard Business School (HBS). In her current role, Ani is charged with assessing the viability and potential success for HBS programs in countries around the world. Currently focused on Africa and Latin America, Ani works with senior level stakeholders to develop, design and launch Executive Education programs that will help develop senior leadership in emerging market economies. Over a three decade career at HBS, Ani has worked on strategic international projects in Africa, China, Europe, India and Latin America. She is also the President Elect of Armenian International Women’s Association (AIWA).