Our Board

Responsibilities of the Board


As the highest leadership body of the organization and to satisfy its fiduciary duties, the board is responsible for


The role of the Board Members


The board members of SASTIC have three primary legal duties known as the “duty of care,” “duty of loyalty,” and “duty of obedience.”

However, a board member does not exist solely to fulfill legal duties and serve as a fiduciary of the organization’s assets. Board members also play very significant roles providing guidance to SASTIC by contributing to the organization’s culture, strategic focus, effectiveness, and financial sustainability, as well as serving as ambassadors and advocates. Beyond fulfilling legal duties, board members can be important resources for the organization in multiple ways.

The Board Members

Armen Khachatryan Engineering/Management, Semiconductor Physics PhD, YSU
Armen Poghosyan Finance and Operations, Harvard Business School, MBA
Ani Gharajyann Legal Adviser, Master, French University in Armenia
Ruben Hakopian Startup Founder, PhD in Computer Science from IIAP, Enterprise Sales & Marketing Dates from Stanford University
Artur Apresyan Scientist, PhD Purdue University
Haik Nazarian Business Process Leader, IS Management, University of Indianapolis – School of Business
Karen Hayrapetyan Data Science, PhD Physics, Purdue University
Emil Maghakian Managing Hardware product R&D and Manufacturing. MS, Computer Science and Applications, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Executive officers

Paytsar MuradyanBoard Secretary

Armen Khachatryan CEO, SASTIC US
Armen Poghosyan CFO
Karen Hayrapetyan VP SASTIC US