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Armen Ovanessoff

Thought Leadership Research Principal Director

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Armen Ovanessoff is a Principal Director at Accenture Research where his focus is on macro-economic and business trends.

Armen's opinions and research insights are regularly featured in economics and business journals and publications. His consulting has supported the development of international business strategies and operating models for Accenture and its multinational clients across industries. He is a frequent speaker and moderator at events on issues related to competitiveness and growth, with a regular presence in the media.

Formally based in London, Armen established the Institute's bureau in India which he ran from New Delhi; he also helped build the Institute's bureau in China and is currently living in Latin America, having set up the Institute in São Paulo, Brazil. His research often involves collaboration with influential academics, opinion formers and business practitioners around the world.

Armen also helps manage Accenture's strategic partnership with the World Economic Forum, representing Accenture's point of view on global issues among leaders from business, policy and society. This covers a wide range of topics, including global trends in consumption, the digital economy, sustainable growth and innovation.

Armen has maintained a keen interest in corporate citizenship during his 15 years at Accenture, including helping to set up an international not-for-profit organization and supporting Accenture's efforts globally. Outside Accenture, he is a trustee of a UK charity and editorial advisor to a not-for profit organization in Brazil.

Before working at the Institute, Armen was a strategy consultant. His undergraduate and graduate degrees are in the fields of operational research and system dynamics, attained with distinction and merit from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He also holds qualifications from the Prague University of Economics and from the Institut d'Etudes Commerciales Supérieures de Strasbourg.