On January 30, 2015, AmCham held an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) in Erato hall of Armenia Marriott Hotel. Out of 56 regular members, 13 members attended the EGM. The total number of voting members, including the proxy votes, was 23. U.S. Embassy representatives Ms. Elizabeth Hanny (Economic and Commercial Officer) and Mr. Tigran Tananyan (Commercial Assistant) were also present at the meeting. The main item on the agenda was the election of the First Vice President for the AmCham Board of Directors.
AmCham President Mr. Tigran Jrbashyan called the meeting to order, after which all members introduced themselves. President proceeded with the announcement of the names of proxies, explanation of the rules and procedures for voting, and introduced the teller, AmCham staff member Armine Davtyan.
Mr. Jrbashyan presented the situation behind the elections, informing the General Meeting that AmCham First Vice President David Bequette renounced his position in AmCham Board of Directors and discontinued his membership with AmCham. He also informed the General Meeting that the only candidate eligible for the position, who expressed willingness to serve on AmCham Board, was Mr. Arthur Hovanesian of Synergy International. AmCham President inquired if there were other members, who satisfied the AmCham Charter criteria for the mentioned position and who would be willing to propose their candidacies. As a result, only Mr. Hovanesian`s candidacy was put for the election.
Mr. Hovanesian introduced himself, presented his vision of future development of AmCham and took questions from members.
AmCham President spoke about the activities of AmCham of the recent months and introduced future plans. General Meeting discussed such issues, as Armenia`s joining the Eurasian Union and its implication for business and AmCham participation in the Tax Council under the Minister of Finance.
Meanwhile, the counting of the votes was complete and Mr. Arthur Hovanesian was elected as the First Vice President unanimously.
The EGM was announced adjourned.