SOAR - Malta Chapter

Malta joined the SOAR family in March 2017. There are thousands of Armenians on Malta, but only 400-500 identify themselves as Armenians. The rest are locally assimilated and consider themselves Maltese. The Armenian Community of Malta was formally registered in 2009. The goal of the Community is to unite the efforts of all Armenians on Malta, to preserve and develop the Armenian culture and language, and to strengthen the friendship between the Armenian and Maltese people. The Armenian Community of Malta is the only organization that represents interests of Armenians on Malta and gives legal support to its members.


Anahit Karapetyan

Anahit attended Yerevan State Linguistic University for her linguistic studies, later pursued a Master’s degree in Management in the National Academy of Sciences in Armenia. She started her career in the banking sector in Armenia, followed by roles in anti-financial crime in Poland and presently in Malta. Anahit is fluent in Armenian, English and Russian and is learning Italian.

Arsen Avakyan, M.D., PhD

Arsen attended yerevan State University for his medical studies. He did his residency in the Department of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery at the Scientific Research Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedic Surgery in Yerevan. Arsen continued his education at Central Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedic Surgery in Moscow as a post-graduate PhD researcher.

Arsen worked as a staff doctor in the Orthopedics and Trauma Department at “Erebuni” Medical Center in Yerevan, but more recently in the Orthopedics and Trauma Department at “St. Grigor Lusavorich” Medical Center in Yerevan. He is fluent in Armenian, Russian, and English.

Anahit Chabanyan

Anahit earned her diploma in Chemical Engineering from the State Engineering University of Armenia, faculty of Chemical Technologies of Organic Matters. She held a position as a business coordinator and designer for Brabion Flora Service International Ltd., but worked as a manager and designer for the next twelve years upon leaving there. Anahit is fluent in Armenian, Russian, and English.

Seda Mkhitaryan

Seda currently is living in Monaco. Due to her Education at Yerevan State Medical University and 7 years of international experience (in Malta and in Armenia) she has strong interpersonal and communication skills. In spite of enjoying her work and having a great job, she stopped working in Malta and moved to Monaco in order to pursue new skills and advance her education. Currently, she is a  student at the International University of Monaco, in the faculty of Business Management.

Her personal characteristics: She is industrious and passionate about what she does! She is fluent in Armenian, English, Russian and currently, she is learning French.