An Overview of the Armenian Banking System: a Bright Spot in Armenia’s Economy
Robert Setrakian currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Golden State Bank, a full-service business bank headquarters in Los Angeles, California. Previously, Robert was an Advisor to the owner and a Board Member of Converse Bank in Armenia. Robert is also the founder and Managing Director of The Helios Group, a New York-based private investment firm since 1993. Robert has a strong operations background along with a 25-year career in private equity, leveraged buyouts, asset management, real estate and early stage venture financing. Before forming The Helios Group, Robert served as the Chief Financial Officer of Sunbeam-Oster Company, a multinational, Fortune 500 consumer products company. He was also a partner at Japonica Partners, a proactive buy-out and investment company. Previously, he worked in the merchant banking group of First Interstate Bank. Robert received a BA in Economics and an MBA in Finance and International Business from the University of Southern California.