SOAR - Eindhoven Chapter
Eindhoven joined the SOAR family in August 2018. While the exact number of Armenians in the country is unknown, unofficially estimates suggest that between 15,000 and 20,000 Armenians live in the Netherlands. Armenian and Dutch interactions go back to the 4th century when the first bishop of the Netherlands came from Armenia. In the 13th century, Armenians brought carpets, dyes, cotton, and spices from around the world and from Armenia itself. In 1713, Amsterdam permitted the Armenians to erect a church of their own. After serving its purpose for about a century and a half, this edifice was closed because of the dwindling of its congregation. The largest modern group of Armenians arrived from Turkey in the 1970s, finding employment in textile plants. Currently, most Armenians live in Almelo, Amsterdam, Arnhem, Assen Alkmaar, Dordrecht, Eindhoven, The Hague, Leiden, Maastricht, Nijmegen, and Rotterdam. Armenian Church services are currently held in Amsterdam and Almelo.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Armine Abrahamyan was born in Armenia. After finishing high school in 2001, she moved to the Netherlands.
Armine has a background in Logistics Engineering. She is living in Eindhoven and working as a Supply Chain Engineer at Philips Healthcare.
She has interest in coaching, managing and guiding people in business and outside of business areas.
Armine is worried about the future of Armenian children and this is the main reason that she joined SOAR.
Bio coming soon
Vahe Pezeshkian was born in Iran. After finishing the undergraduate studies in Tehran, he moved to Armenia in 2011 and studied at the American University of Armenia. He has lived and worked in the IT industry in Armenia until 2018. Then, he moved to Eindhoven and started the PDEng program in Software Technology at the Technical University of Eindhoven. Vahe is interested in the development and education of children of Armenia. By joining the SOAR, he wishes to contribute to that mission.