Rafi Manoukian Joins Ameria Group

Ameria's Rafi Manoukian (left) with Armenia's Consul General to LA Grigor Hovannesyan

Manoukian will connect the Armenian Diaspora to promising business opportunities overseas

LOS ANGELES–Glendale City Councilmember and local Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Rafi Manoukian, joins the Glendale office of Armenia’s premier advisory & financial services provider, Ameria Group, as its Chief Operating Officer, in order to better serve the Armenian-American business community through Ameria.  Rafi Manoukian, currently a member of the Glendale City Council and twice a former mayor, welcomes Ameria’s expansion beyond the borders of Armenia in order to help Armenian-Americans invest  and make a difference in Armenia, saying:   “It is a great opportunity to bridge the Diaspora community, through advisory services and financial expertise, to business opportunities in the Republic of Armenia.”  Rafi Manoukian with an MBA and more than twenty years experience as a CPA, is – the recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for his work in the civic activism of the Armenian American community.

“Rafi Manoukian’s years of experience with the American-Armenian business community as a councilmember and CPA, make him the ideal  candidate to enhance the professional bridge between the Diaspora and Armenia through Ameria.  While Manoukian knows the community and its needs, Ameria knows how to best address these needs due to its wide range of expertise in Armenia’s business and financial sector.  “With the largest advisory portfolio in the country and  and established network of trusted partnership with such international organizations as USAID, World Bank, UNDP,, we have a proven record of success and are in America to share our know-how with our fellow Armenians,” says Andrew Mkrtchyan, the CEO of Ameria Group of Companies in Armenia.

Ameria Group Inc. will serve as a bridge between the Armenian Diaspora and  Armenia, by providing full-fledged advisory services and information on promising business and investment opportunities in Armenia.  Starting September 2012, Ameria Group Inc. will have new offices in the heart of downtown Glendale, located at 330 N. Brand Blvd.  The new offices of Ameria Group Inc will become a one-stop resource for investors, interested in Armenia, where they can receive cost-efficient  advisory and effective business solutions, be it for their legal, management or financial needs.  Through Ameria Group Inc. clients will have a direct access to Armenia’s premier advisory & financial services provider, Ameria Group of Companies. The major focus of America Group Inc. in California will be helping clients with information about promising business and investment opportunities through  Legal, Management, Mergers & Aquisitions, Equity Financing and  Debt Advisory Services.

With more than $ 500 million dollars in assets and branches across the country, Ameria Group of companies, has been expanding vigorously within and beyond the borders of Armenia.  Since 2011 Ameria has established a presence in Los Angeles, USA, through Ameria Group Inc. Its inaugural reception was attended by Armenia’s President Serge Sargsyan and the Diaspora Business Community.  Ameria has attracted multimillion foreign investments into the country and helped many businesses successfully grow in the emerging Armenian market. Ameria is a winner of multiple global financial awards and is renowned in the region for Ameria Legal & Management Advisory, Ameriabank and Ameria Asset Management.

Among many awards and 200 projects implemented in the past decade by Ameria (AMERIAGROUPINC.COM), below are the ones that have contributed to Armenia’s economic development:

  • Development of the longest aerial ropeway in the world for Tatev Monastery
  • Business plan for the largest mining company in the region-Zangezour Copper-Molybdenum
  • Investment projects of more than$500 million
  • Equity financing for Armenian businesses of more than $200 million

AMERIA AWARDS:
THE BEST TRADE FINANCE BANK 2012:  Global Finance Award
THE BEST BANK IN ARMENIA 2011:  Euromoney 2011 Awards for Excellence
THE BEST BANK IN ARMENIA 2010:  The Banker, esteemed financial magazine published by the Financial Times Group

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