MEET OUR PANELLIST: Artak Melkonyan – COO, UNDP SDG Innovative Finance 

💡In UNDP, Artak works on impact investment approaches to address financing of SDGs through engagements with private sector under various formats: accelerators, funds, innovative impact focused financial tools, PPP projects. 

💡He serves as Senior Advisor on Equity Finance and Funds for UNDP Financial Hub and is a Global Lead for UNDP Impact Venture Accelerators, where he have catalyzed and mentored impact accelerators and VCs in partnerships with 500Start-ups, Draper Venture Network, ADB etc.

💡Artak has 28-year track record of exposure to businesses and development projects  in over 40 countries. Before joining UNDP, he headed large venture philanthropy fund in Eastern Europe; prior to that he was Senior VP with Dun & Bradstreet and led expansion of the company’s financial infrastructure business in the Middle East, South Asia and Africa. 

💡His previous experience includes management roles in private equity, Big4, banking, top government and international organizations.Artak also served as Dean of Business at French University of Armenia and taught courses in University Lyon 3, France, Thammasat University, Thailand, American University of Armenia and Public Administration Academy of Armenia.  He earned master’s degrees in AUA, State Engineering University of Armenia, and graduated executive programs at Georgetown University and INSEAD. 

See you at the Panel Discussion Session 2:

“Tech start-ups in SEA: How to impact the COVID-19 world and beyond?” 

   – Date & time: 7 Sep 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (BKK time)

   – Location: Zoom meeting online