Dr. Armen Sarkissian is founding President of Eurasia House International in London, which fosters critical dialogue and cooperation among political and business leaders. It is involved in bridge building between the West and the vast geographic space extending from Eastern Europe to Russia, to CIS and China.He was the founder and Director (until 2011) of the Eurasia Centre at the Judge Business School, Cambridge University, with expertise in state-building structures and free market transition processes. In October 1991 Dr. Sarkissian established the first Embassy of the Republic of Armenia in the West - in London. In addition to his diplomatic mission to the United Kingdom, he went on to become Senior Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to Europe (Deputy Foreign Minister) and concurrently represented Armenia as Ambassador to the European Union, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and The Vatican. In 1995-96 he was Head of Mission of the Republic of Armenia to Europe. He was reappointed Ambassador to the United Kingdom in 1998 and again in 2013.Dr. Sarkissian is one of the initiators of the Eurasian Media Forum, held annually in Kazakhstan. He holds honorary and executive positions in numerous international organisations, including Member of Dean’s Advisory Board, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Dean’s Advisory Board, Harris School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago; Board Member of IREX; International Economic Alliance; Global Leadership Foundation (headed by former President of South Africa F. W. De Klerk) and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary & Westfield College, London University; the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, National Competitiveness Council of Armenia, and others.