Raffi Kassarjian is Chief Executive Officer of iCON Communications in Yerevan. He has had over 16 years experience in the technology industry. He also serves on the Board of the Union of IT Enterprises, and the Prime Minister’s Commission for the Development of Information Technologies. Priorto iCON, Mr. Kassarjian held several executive management positions at Fair Isaac Corporation (NYSE:FICO). Prior to Fair Isaac, Mr. Kassarjian was part of Accenture’s Strategic Services group, advising Global 1000 companies in corporate strategy, new market entry, product and competitive strategy. He was born in Beirut, Lebanon, and lived for over 30 years in the US until he moved to Armenia in 2008.
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