Vahagn Garniki Khachaturyan was born on 22nd of April, 1959, in Sisian. In 1976, he graduated from Yerevan Secondary School Number 118 with excellence.

In 1976-1980 he studied at the Yerevan Institute of National Economy, obtaining the qualification of economist.

From 1980 to 1982 he served in the Soviet Armed Forces.

From 1982, he worked at the “Hrazdanmash” production association as an economist, he was the head of the economic research laboratory.

In 1989-1992, he worked at “Mars” Factory, first as a department head, and later, as a deputy general director.

From 1988, the beginning of the Karabakh movement, he actively took part in social and political activities.

In 1990-1995 he was elected as a Deputy of Yerevan City Council․ From 25th of December, 1992, to 19th of February, 1996, he was the Chairman of the Executive Committee of Yerevan City Council (Mayor of Yerevan).

In 1995 he was elected as a Deputy of the First Convocation of the National Assembly of Armenia, a member of the NA Standing Committee on Financial-Credit and Budgetary Affairs.

From 1996 to 1998, he was the Adviser to the President of the Republic of Armenia.

In 2000, he was a Founding Member of “Armat” Democracy and Civil Society Development Centre.

In 2006, he was a Founding Member of “Alternative” Socio-Political Initiative.

From 2013 to February 2022, he was a member of the "Armenian National Congress" party and head of the Economic Committee.

From 2019 to 2021, he was an independent member of the Board of Armeconombank OJSC.

From 2020, he is a candidate of economics.

On 4th of August, 2021, he was appointed Minister of High-Tech Industry of the Republic of Armenia.

On 3rd of March 2022, Vahagn Khachaturyan was elected as the 5th President of the Republic of Armenia at the special sitting of the RA National Assembly

He is the translator and author of scientific and professional articles, economic and political science books.

He is married, has 2 children and 2 grandchildren.