YEREVAN--Armenia Tree Project's Executive Committee recently appointed Arthur Harutyunyan as Operations Manager of the organization in Armenia. Arthur has been with ATP since the 1990’s, most recently heading up the Community Tree Planting (CTP) program and serving as Deputy Director.
"Arthur is an accomplished professional in our field," notes Executive Director Jeanmarie Papelian, "with a proven record of success as manager of our CTP planting program for several years. He was responsible for more than 1,000 sites that we have planted since 1994, with new sites being added every year and all of the sites being monitored on a regular basis. Arthur is a strong leader of ATP's team and his expertise is well-known. We look forward to several new initiatives in the coming months under Arthur's leadership."
Arthur Harutyunyan has a degree in economics from the State University of Economics. After serving in the Soviet air force as a parachutist, he got his first job at the former electron production association as a technical supervisor and was later promoted to manager of distribution. He started his own business afterwards, a shoe and sock production, while maintaining a second job supplying agricultural equipment to the agrarian institute.
Arthur first joined ATP in 1995 as a volunteer. In spring 1996, he was hired as a monitor of the CTP program. In 2010, he was promoted to CTP manager and four years later also assumed the role of Deputy Director of the organization in Armenia. Arthur is married with two sons, a daughter, and one granddaughter.
Since 1994, ATP planted nearly 5.5 million trees and created hundreds of jobs for Armenians in Armenia. These trees provide food, environmental benefits, and opportunities for economic growth. ATP's goal is to use trees to improve the standard of living while protecting the environment. In doing so, ATP promotes self-sufficiency, and aids those with the fewest resources while conserving the indigenous ecosystem. Most importantly, ATP’s programs allow inhabitants to stay on their ancestral lands.