Born in Beirut (1948), Armen Kouyoumdjian completed his studies in Applied Statistics at the Sorbonne in Paris, prior to moving to London in 1970. For 20 years, he worked in the City, specialising first in Europe, and then in Latin America, as a Countrry Risk Analyst at the International Mexican Bank, where he was assistant managing director and head of research.
In early 1991, he moved with his Spanish wife and two sons to Viņa del Mar Chile, from where he has been operating an independent consultancy on Country Risk, financial and insurance markets, as well as regional defence and geopolitical aspects.
Kouyoumdjian writes for various specialist publications round the world and is a regular contributor to radio and tv programmes.
He is active in Armenian affairs and responsible for internationla and cultural cativities for Chile's Armenian community.
Since 1997, he sponsors the Avemaria choir in Yerevan, and travels regularly to Armenia.