H.E. Mr. Grant R. Pogosyan

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
of the Republic of Armenia to Japan


Date and Place of Birth

February 1, 1953, Armenia

Education/Degrees, Year

Moscow State University (Lomonosov) / BS&MS in Mathematics, 1975
USSR Academy of Sciences (Computer Center) / PhD in Computer Science, 1982

Full-time Academic Positions

Moscow State University, Russia, Adjunct Lecturer (1975-1976)
State Engineering University of Armenia, Instructor, Docent (1976-1991)
Institute for IT Qualification (MIPK), Armenia, Docent (1989-1991)
International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan, Senior Assoc. Professor (1991-), Full Professor (1996-) in Mathematics and Computer Science (1991-2012)
Chairman, Graduate School Division of Natural Sciences (2001-2005)
Chairman, Division of Natural Sciences (2007-2008)
Dean, Graduate School of ICU (2008-2012)
Founding Director, Global Leadership Studies (2011-2012)

Visiting Academic Positions

International Christian University, Japan (1987-1988)
Visiting Professor in Mathematics and Information Science
Université de Montréal, Canada (1997-1998)
Visiting Professor in Mathematics, Universal Algebra
Rutgers University, USA (1999-2000)
Visiting Professor in Operations Research
École Normale Supérieure, France (2005-2006)
Visiting Professor in Computer Science
Moscow State University, Russia (2006)
Kolmogorov Distinguished Guest Professor in Mathematics
Part-time lecturer in Meiji University and Ehime University of Japan

Academic Activities

Numerous publications, conference talks in Mathematics and Computer Science.
Reviewer and guest editor for scientific journals and transactions.
Recipient of research grant awards.
Leader of academic reforms, creator of new programs and courses.
Keynote presenter and media interviews on Global Human Recourse Development and Leadership Education for Japanese industry.
Numerous lectures, media interviews, forum talks on Armenian culture, history, education, business and economy.

Administrative Positions

Japanese Association on Multiple-Valued Logic, Board member, 1992- ;
Municipal Round-table Committee on Internationalization, Co-Chairman, 2000-2011;
MISHOP – Mitaka International Society for Hospitality, Trustee (Councilor), 2004–;
Japan Armenia Society, Director, 2000- ;
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Armenia, Advisor (Japanese Affairs), 2004-2010;
Embassy of Republic of Armenia in Tokyo, Advisor, 2010-2012;
Dilijan International School, Trustee, 2011- .

Recipient of recognition certificates for academic and social activities.

Diplomatic rank

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to Japan Appointed by the presidential decree on May 8, 2012

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to the Republic of Korea Appointed by the presidential decree on January 21, 2014

Language Proficiency

Armenian (native), Russian (near native), English (fluent), Japanese (fluent)

Family status

Married with a daughter and a son. Has two grandchildren.

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