SOAR - Munich Chapter

SOAR-Munich joined the SOAR family in January 2014. Like much of the Armenian Diaspora, most Armenians immigrated to Germany after the Armenian Genocide of 1915. After the Second World War, many Soviet Armenians, former prisoners of war, fled to the American occupied areas of Germany. The first Armenian organization in Germany was the Armenian Colony of Berlin, established in 1923. By the mid-1980s, multiple Armenian associations were established in Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, and Stuttgart. There are more than 30,000 naturalized Armenians living in Germany today.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Annie Marcaryan
President

Originally from Yerevan, Annie currently lives  in Walldorf, Germany, working at SAP SE – a German Multinational Software Company. She married and moved to Sweden in 2020, later moving to Germany with her husband.

Annie has been a volunteer with SOAR since 2015. She is fluent in Armenian, Russian, English, and Swedish, and is currently learning German.

Lorna Avedikian

Lorna is a Lebanese – Armenian citizen. She has spent several years in different countries, Lebanon, UAE (Dubai), and Germany. Lorna has an MBA in Entrepreneurship, and currently works in the business development and marketing. Lorna volunteered several times in Guinea, Africa and supported many unprivileged kids to gain a better education. Lorna speaks Arabic, English. French, German and Armenian. Lorna loves reading, travelling, and meeting new people. She believes kindness would lead the world to become a better place. Please do not hesitate to say hi or even connect with her on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lornaavedikian/

Ani Shahmuradyan

Ani Shahmuradyan was born in Yerevan, lived in Russia, USA, Ukraine and for the last 3 years she resides in Munich, Germany. She holds an MBA from American University in Armenia and currently works as Product manager for a large automotive corporation in Germany.
She is the mother of a 1,5-year-old boy and is passionate about parenting. In 2011, she volunteered as a Sunday school teacher at Yerevan International Church. She loves children and believes that they are the future for us and our Armenia.

Volunteers:

Mariami Manukian