Founder and Executive Director
Andre Gumuchdjian is a Belgian-Armenian philanthropist and entrepreneur. A graduate from Harvard University, he has been involved in different projects in Armenia and Artsakh since 2013.
Andre has decided to found My Forest Armenia because he feels future generations should not be burdened to clean up previous generations’ pollution. It is the moral duty of each of us to clean up our carbon emissions. Fortunately, there is a way to do that by planting trees.
As he got more involved in the project, Andre realized the crucial importance of forests for our living planet. Forests are incredibly complex ecosystems and associated with numerous aspects of life on earth. The biodiversity that it creates is essential for the human species to develop.
Andre provides the strategic vision of My Forests Armenia. He is responsible for the funding of the organization as well as financial and economic planning.
Lilith is the hub of all teams of our organization. Passionate about nature and believing that humans, flora and fauna still have a chance to live together, she is excited about the vision of My Forest Armenia to create new sustainable forests and its organization values such as efficiency and care.
With more than 13 years of experience in marketing, communications, sales and management, she drives the teams to achieve long-term goals of our organization. She holds a Master’s degree of Philology from Yerevan State University.
Vahe, a long time forest specialist, puts the necessary skills and knowledge to the service of My Forest Armenia to push it forward and develop its mission, vision and objectives. Together with the founder, he provides the strategic vision of the organization. Vahe’s previous work experience is forest restoration and nursery management. He worked on different projects for forestry development in Armenia. He holds a PhD in forest eco-physiology from the institute of Botany of the National Academy of Science of Armenia.
Chief scientist and GIS specialist
Taron is responsible for the technical aspects of the forest restoration projects and oversees the research program. He has a strong background in environmental modeling, geographic information systems technology and remote sensing. His previous work experience concerned natural ecosystems of Armenia, Climate Change and forest restoration. He holds a PhD from the institute of Botany of the National Academy of Science of Armenia. His published thesis was “Climate Change impact on some rare Armenian ecosystems”.
Diana is responsible for the organization’s financial and accounting operations. She has been working as an accountant since 2007.
Diana has graduated from Yerevan State University, Faculty of Economics, with a master’s degree.
Corporate Relations Manager
She has graduated from Armenian National Agrarian University.
Arpine is responsible for corporate fundraising in Armenia and Russia.
She has graduated with a degree in hydro-meteorology from Yerevan State University and is passionate about increasing forest coverage in Armenia.
Sarine is responsible for gathering voluntary financial support and contributions in the US.
She has graduated with a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Notre Dame de Namur University in California.
Satenik is responsible for communication management. She has good experience of working both in the public and private sector as a communication specialist.
Satenik holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Public Administration Academy of the Republic of Armenia.
Digital Marketing Specialist
Ani is responsible for developing and implementing digital marketing campaigns across all digital channels of My Forest Armenia.
She has a strong grasp of current marketing tools and strategies and has experience in working in civic & social organizations.
Mery supports managers and employees of My Forest Armenia through a variety of tasks related to organization and communication.
She has graduated from the University of Languages and Social Sciences.
Edvard is in charge of the greenhouse and coordinates the tasks of the workers engaged in reforestation and afforestation activities. He holds an engineering degree from Polytechnic University of Armenia. Edvard has 15 years experience in coordinating nursery work and reforestation projects.
Levon is responsible for hiring and coordinating the local workers for the reforestation campaign.
He has worked for “Hayantar” SNCO for 7 years as a chief forester for Vanadzor Forest Enterprise.
Sargis is responsible for all the construction and technical parts of setting up and maintaining the nurseries.
Sargis has received his education in Vanadzor. He has been a construction technician with more than 30 years of experience.
Ashot works with Sargis on the maintenance and construction work in the nurseries.
He is a dependable, responsible and honest team member, who tolls hard to acquire knowledge and prove himself.