Raphael Andranik Bagoyan (Armenian: Ռաֆայել Անդրանիկի Բագոյան, born March 25, 1948) is an Armenian Politician.

Raphael Bagoyan
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Labor and Social Affairs Ministers
of the Republic Of Armenia
In office
PresidentLevon Ter-Petrosyan
Preceded byAshot Yesayan
Succeeded byHranush Hakobyan
Personal details
Raphael Andranik Bagoyan

(1948-03-25) March 25, 1948 (age 71)
Baku, Armenia
Alma materYerevan Polytechnic University


In 1967, he finished high school and graduated from the Department of Architecture and Construction at Polytechnic Institute in 1973. In the years 1973 to 1990, Raphael worked as an engineer, chief engineer in the Department of Architecture and Planning at Yerevan City Council’s Executive Committee, Deputy Chief Architect of Yerevan city, simultaneously supervising the work of the committee of Yerevan Urban Development Council on Engineering Affairs. In 1990, he was elected Deputy of the RA Supreme Council, then in 1991 headed the Executive Committee of the Erebuni District Council.

In 1993, he was appointed RA State Minister and coordinated the works of territorial administrative bodies, the Ministry of Social Security, State Committee for Refugee Affairs, the Pension Fund, meantime heading the activities of the committees of the RA Government Humanitarian Aid Central Commission, providing liaison between the RA Government and Supreme Council, the RA Government and non-government organizations, also heading the committee works over youth and juvenile issues against drug addiction and trafficking. In 1995–1996, he occupied the post of the Minister of Social Security, Employment, Migration and Refugee Affairs of the Republic of Armenia.

From 1996 to 1997, Bagoyan headed the Central Committee of the Humanitarian Aid of the RA Government and from 1993 to 1997, in cooperation with the United Nations Armenian Office, the European Community Representation, US AID, TASIS, FAR and other international organizations, a number of social related laws and projects were developed and launched as well as the Social Services' Institute was established along with its territorial institutions, the "Paros" system was realized, to be able to organize and implement the process of providing socially vulnerable families with humanitarian aid or other addressed benefits. In October 1997, Bagoyan was elected the Head of Armenia's Consumer Companies Union Board; he took up a lot of transformation activities in the system reconstruction, democratization, making the economy meet the time requirements of the market relations, contributing to the development of economy in the country with the union’s help. He has ruled the National Management Board (Armenia being the base country)of the project "Democracy and Development of Consumer Cooperation in the Caucasus Region", realized by the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA), Co-op Network Scandinavia Organizations and Olof Palme International Fund since 1999.


  • "Rafael Bagoyan". National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia. Retrieved 13 December 2019.