Ambassador Armen Baibourtian holds the position of Consul General of Armenia in Los Angeles since September 2018. This is his second tour of duty in California. He proudly holds the title of the first Armenian Consul General in Los Angeles (1995-1997).
Armen Baibourtian is a career diplomat and a scholar. He was Professor of Political Science at University of Massachusetts Amherst (2014-2018). He worked earlier as international civil servant at the UN in capacity of Senior Adviser to the United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia (2008-2013).
Ambassador Baibourtian served twice as the Armenian Deputy Foreign Minister (1997-2000 and 2004-2008), simultaneously being the Chief Negotiator with the European Union. Along with the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, he co-chaired the U.S.-Armenia Security Dialogue. He also co-chaired Armenia’s bilateral Intergovernmental Commissions on Trade, Economic, Technological, Cultural, and Educational Cooperation with China and India.
Ambassador Baibourtian had numerous top diplomatic assignments worldwide, including ambassadorship in India and, concurrently, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia (2000-2004). He was also the Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN in New York (1993-1995).
Prof. Baibourtian holds two PhDs - in International Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University (2010) and Modern World History from Yerevan State University (1990).
The West Los Angeles Chamber is dedicated to providing opportunities for business owners to interact with each other as well as leaders in the community. We believe that it is important to develop relationships with like-minded business owners with the intention of helping each other succeed. This is one of the best ways to grow your business, even in this day and age of online technology. Nothing can replace an in-person interaction, the shaking of someone’s hand.
Bring plenty of business cards and have your 1-minute pitch ready! You will have the opportunity to share your business during our rounds of table networking.