Artak Melkonyan
Global Lead , UNDP Impact Venture Accelerators

Artak Melkonyan

Artak Melkonyan serves as Senior Advisor in UNDP and works on several breakthrough initiatives targeting social entrepreneurship and impact investments under UNDP framework. Artak has over 28-years of exposure to businesses and economic development projects in over 40 countries, including management roles in private equity (PE), Big4, fintech, banking, venture philanthropy, top government and international organizations. 

Artak currently leads operations of dedicated teams in UNDP specialising in innovative impact finance application for businesses and private sector stakeholders to address SDGs. 

He works on catalyzing and advising business support, funding and investment structures (impact venture accelerators, PE/VC funds, PPP initiatives, relevant regulators) on impact investments, ESG and other sustainability focused approaches. 

Artak has also led the implementation of multi-million projects in the fields of impact investments, fintech infrastructure, sustainable tourism, education, green economy. He initiated the development of impact venture accelerators globally, involved in jury and mentor boards in start-up incubation and venture acceleration platforms and has been named among "Top 100 Fintech for SDG Influencers". 

He serves as a board member in credit bureaus, financial services, education, software technology, healthcare technology and postal service organizations.