ArmInfo. Armenia is experiencing a serious lack of professional staff specializing in consulting. This opinion was expressed on April 4 by the economist, the director of the Management Consulting Service "Ameria" Tigran Jrbashyan in an interview with journalists on the fields of the annual International Consulting Alliance (ICA) forum, which was held in Armenia for the first time.
"In certain cases, we are often proud of good personal, high-quality specialists, however, this is not so, we must form such a labor force that is competitive not only in Armenia but also in international markets, and we have very few such specialists," said Jrbashyan. According to his estimates, in the current situation on the labor market, Ameria can become a locomotive for the development of the sphere and export of consulting services to other countries.
According to Jrbashyan, with the membership in the ICA, the consulting service of Ameria began to take an active part in the energy, agriculture and public sector reform in Armenia and abroad. "Due to this international structure, we are trying to expand the geography of our activities," he said. In this regard, the economist noted that within the consortium Ameria has been carrying out 2 large projects with Italian and German companies providing consulting services in the implementation of programs for the construction of high-voltage transformer substations for the companies "High Voltage Electric Networks" and "Armenergo", providing consulting on the implementation of the SCADA program.
"During 10 years, the "Ameria" company has formed a portfolio of 250 programs implemented, which positively affects the image of the Service in the framework of participation in international tenders," Jrabashian informed. Noting that the main idea of the ICA is the use and accumulation of knowledge from developed and developing countries to increase competitiveness, the economist stressed: "This is a platform that allows us to build trust and provide mutual assistance". In particular, Jrbashyan expressed hope that the cooperation will be log lasting. In his turn, ICA Executive Director Frederic Andre, praising the activities of the Ameria Consulting Service, noted that the work within the Alliance is aimed at developing cooperation on the international platform, which will help to introduce international experience in all member states. "We hope that this initiative will allow to strengthen and increase the productivity of cooperation for participation and victories in international tenders financed by the World Bank, the EU and other international financial organizations," Andre said.
The Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia, Minister of International Economic Integration and Reforms of Armenia Vache Gabrielyan attended the forum. "It is very important for us that there are consulting companies in Armenia that would help to properly form structures and institutions, ensuring the development of the country," he said.
To note, the annual fourth International Consulting Alliance (ICA) Forum was held in Armenia for the first time at the invitation of the Management Consulting Service "Ameria", which was attended by over 50 consultants from 30 countries. The three-day forum will provide opportunity for participants to exchange experience with the purpose of establishing cooperation with new international partners, discussion of prospects for further cooperation and the results of the past year. Previous forums were held in Macedonia, Barcelona and Istanbul.
To recall, the International Consulting Alliance was established in 2012 at the initiative of the world's leading consulting company IBF, and brings together over 60 consulting companies worldwide. Management Consulting Service "Ameria" is a member of the Council of ICA since 2013. Within the framework of cooperation with a number of ICA member companies, "Ameria" implemented a number of important programs in the energy and forestry sectors of Armenia.