CEO and Chairman of the Management board @ UniCredit Bulbank
Levon Hampartzoumian is CEO and Chairman of the Management board of UniCredit Bulbank since 2001. In the period 1999-2001 he was consecutively Deputy Minister of Economy and Executive Director of the Privatization Agency. His professional experience includes working for PriceWaterHouse Coopers and Earnst&Young. Levon Hampartzoumian has a degree in Chemical Engineering and numerous specializations in finance.
During his professional career Hampartzoumian has been engaged in numerous community service initiatives. Between 2008 – 2012 he was a chairman of the Board of Trustees of Sofia University. Since 2015 he is a member of the Public Board of TELUS International, and since 2017 member of the Honorary Trust Board of the Duke of Edinburg’s international Award – Bulgaria. Currently he is a Deputy Chairman of the Bulgarian Forum of Business Leaders and member of the Management Board of the Institute for Market Economy.
Levon Hampartzoumian is also Member of the Management Board of BORIKA (Card Processing JV). He was Chairman of the Board of the Association of Banks in Bulgaria in the periods April 2005 – April 2008 and April 2011 – April 2015.
In 2007 Hampartzoumian was awarded by “Atanas Bourov” Foundation for bank management; he is also announced “Banker of the year” twice – by Finance Central Europe magazine in 2005 and by Banker weekly in 2007. In 2012 he was awarded “Manager of the year” by Manager Magazine. In 2017 he was awarded as Best Banker in CEE by the international EMEA Finance magazine.
For his professional and community service achievements Levon Hamparztoumian is awarded with the Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity (Ordine della Stella della Solidarietà Italiana) and is honored with the title Commendatore of the Order in the beginning of May 2008 with a Decree of the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano. In the beginning of 2015 the CEO of UniCredit Bulbank was awarded the Grand Decoration of Honour in Silver for Services to the Republic of Austria.