Ralph Yirikian, General Manager of VivaCell MTS, Speaks at Diocese

Ralph Yirikian, General Manager of VivaCell MTS, Armenia’s leading mobile operator, gave a presentation titled “Hope in Hayastan: a Success Story in Business Development, a Business with a Mission” on Thursday evening, April 8 at the Diocesan Complex in New York.

Speaking to a crowd of close to 100 people, Yirikian spoke about VivaCell MTS’s rise from a company that had 0 subscribers in 2005 to currently having over 2 million subscribers. He stressed the importance of “corporate responsibility” and how VivaCell has contributed to numerous causes and organizations in Armenia. Attendants were very interested in what Yirikian had to say and a lengthy question and answer session followed the talk. The evening concluded with a reception where guests had the opportunity to speak one on one with Yirikian. To read Taleen Babayan’s interview with Mr. Yirikian, please click here.

Ralph Yirikian speaking to a sizeable audience at the Diocese

Seated in the front row (l to r) Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern), Armenian Ambassador to the UN Garen Nazarian, Archbishop Vicken Aykazian, Legate of the Eastern Diocese, Very Rev. Fr. Haigazoun Najarian, Vicar General of the Eastern Diocese, and Rachel Goshgarian, Director of the Krikor and Clara Zohrab Information Center
VivaCell MTS employees in the Zohrab Center with Archbishop Vicken Aykazian and Rachel Goshgarian
Archbishop Khajag Barsamian with Ralph Yirikian
Ambassador Garen Nazarian, Ralph Yirikian and Fr. Haigazoun Najarian in the Tahlij

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