Yerevan State University Ijevan Branch


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On March 22, 2019, we had an interview with YSU Ijevan Branch graduate of 1997, manager of “Converse Bank” CJSC of Ijevan Branch Narine M. Tchagharyan.

– Please tell us your birth date and place.

– I was born in 1976, in Ijevan.

– Tell us a little bit about your family.

– I was born in a family of doctors. I am married, I have 3 children. My son is 23 years old, my daughter is 22, and my little son is 18. I am glad that my children (especially my daughters) are very independent. My daughter is currently studying Master’s Degree in Korea, and she is working, my son is married, this year he will graduate Bachelor’s degree in “Informatics and Applied Mathematics” of YSUIB Faculty of Natural Sciences, and my younger son will leave Tavush Regional State College this year.

– What was your childhood dream?

– I dreamed of becoming a doctor. It’s no coincidence that in 1993, I entered Bachelor of “Medical and Biotechnical Equipments” of YSUIB Faculty of Natural Sciences.

– What education did you receive?

– In 1993, I left Ijevan (Russian) School # 5. In the same year, I entered YSU Ijevan Branch and in 1997, received  Bachelor’s Degree.

– What role did YSUIB education have in your life?

– Being an educational and scientific center in my region, my university has played a vital role both in my life and in the lives of several generations, becoming salvation for many young people in difficult times. The role of the Branch in Tavush region, both in the educational, scientific and cultural spheres, is considerable.

-What work experience do you have?

– I started my career in 2005 when I founded “Unona” beauty salon. Since December 2007, I have been working as a specialist treasurer of Converse Bank CJSC Ijevan Branch. Taking into account the great responsibility required for this work, I started to spend less time on my own business. Three years after I work as a Financial Adviser at the same Branch, I have been appointed a manager since December, 2005. Over the course of 12 years, Converse Bank has become a second university, a family, a workplace with many interesting memories and a work place where I have the opportunity to have a progress. The Bank as its employer carries out its corporate governance with great responsibility towards its employees, creating a self-development opportunity for career growth that both motivates and obliges. I am glad that I work in one of the stable growth banks that actively participate in the development of different branches of economy in Armenia and in our region.

-What is your favorite book?

– The novel by Margaret Mitchell “Gone With the Wind “.

– What is the last book you read?

– Patrick Suskind’s novel “Perfume”. “The story of a murderer “, now I read Narine Abgaryan’s “Manjunja” book.

– What music do you prefer and what is your favorite song?

– I prefer jazz, blues genres and classical music. I have lots of favorite songs, probably I will mention Charles Aznavour’s song “Eternal Love”. Generally, I listen to different music depending on my mood.

– What is your favorite movie?

– I love “Mind Games” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” films.

– Do you have a favorite sport?

– I’ve always loved to watch skating but I’m not engaged in sports. I’ve been doing fitness, but now I do not manage because of lack of time.

– What is your favorite place in Armenia and abroad?

– I love every place in Armenia in its own way and every time it reveals a new one. I love Ijevan, which is my birthplace. Yerevan is my favorite city. I love the capital of our neighboring country – Tbilisi. Generally, I love traveling very much. If possible, I would like to be in Paris, Rome, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro.

– What qualities do you value in people?

– I appreciate honesty, kindness, beauty of the soul and intelligence.

– Do you have the quote or slogan you are guiding?

– I have a nice bunch of favorite quotes. “Fear is the mind killer”,  “The Most Dangerous Man is the liar”, “Envy is the thief of joy”, “Forgiving is a virtue,” “A smile is the curve that sets everything straight,” and I’m guided by a quote from my favorite book, “Gone with the wind”, Scarlet O’Hara’s words, “I can’t think about that right now, if I do, I’ll go crazy. I will think about that tomorrow”.

– What will you never do?

– I will not betray, I won’t steal, won’t do harm, I will not harm even my enemy…

-“What are you afraid of?”

– I have always been afraid of the loss of relatives, as a parent I am afraid of the tears of my children, as a child, from my parents’ tears.

-“Why are you sorry?”

– I’m sorry to lose my father (at the age of 45)  I’m sorry for the things undone.

– What helps you make a decision in difficult situations?

– First of all, my favorite quote (“Tomorrow will open a new day …”), self-confidence, my faith in my strength, my relatives’ faith, my vigor, my willpower…

– What do you think is the biggest achievement of your life?

– My children, my relatives and friends are my greatest achievement, also my work and my colleagues, the warm, friendly atmosphere and teamwork.

– What is your formula for success?

– In every situation, stay human, work diligently, strive for good, honest, and most importantly, the ability to overcome yourself.

– What is the most invaluable advice you have received?

– My parents have always advised me to be honest and forgiving. I think the most invaluable advice is this, as Gandhi says, “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong”.

– What is the main message that you would give to young people (in particular, YSUIB students)?

– I would advise the youngsters, never give up, always follow your dreams and goals, in no case lose their faith and  guide by the following quote: “The only person with whom you have to complete is yourself”.

– Thank you for such an interesting interview.


Interviewed by YSUIB Public Relations and Press Responsible Hasmik Vanyan.