Hayk Hakobyan is a passioné for all things (social) entrepreneurship, business and technology innovation and social media.
He is currently a freelance consultant in business development and innovation and advisor for companies in Egypt, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique. He was previously the regional (MENA) Ambassador for Board of Innovation, one of the top European business model innovation consultancies.
Hayk had previously worked in professional services, telecommunications and ICT industries for various international (Hewlett-Packard, Pernod-Ricard, TAGorg, Markedu, CleanStar) firms and the UN.
As an entrepreneur, Hayk co-founded the first (in Egypt and MENA region) co-working community space, Elegua, in Egypt in 2009. In 2012, in partnership with Ministry of Health of Mozambique and Mozambique Red Cross, he co-founded a health forum, MozMed.com, which allows the public to post questions and get answers related to all aspects of health on Internet and via SMS. Hayk’s latest initiatives include KarTag.com, the first social carpooling application (launched in 05.2013) in the MENA region, which was among 64 shortlisted projects for World Summit Youth Award 2013, and soon-to-launched Engezni.com, a food ordering and discovery platform for users and restaurants.
Hayk has been volunteering at TakingITGlobal.org, the largest youth portal on Internet, and is currently the coordinator of Member Advisory Committee of TIG.
Hayk has worked towards his PhD in nuclear physics at University of Geneva and a MBA (cum laude) from University IFM in Geneva, Switzerland.
In his free time, Hayk blogs about failures, plays chess and reads books on philosophy and history.