Pontish Yeramyan founded Gap International in 1978, with a commitment to having organizations fulfill their purpose and make a profound difference in the world.
As President and CEO, she is driving the firm's growth and expansion while consulting CEOs of FORTUNE and Global 500 companies in designing and executing breakthrough growth strategies. Ms. Yeramyan has personally impacted hundreds of executives and leadership teams over the course of her career, measurably and dramatically improving their financial, market and organizational performance.
Ms. Yeramyan's dedication to making a difference has extended to pro bono consulting with Delaware’s State Prison System and the Diocese of the Armenian Church, and significant financial support for the Hunger Project, a global organization committed to ending world hunger. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Fund for Armenian Relief, a non-profit organization that is committed to making life brighter through the long-term economic growth and social development of Armenia. Ms. Yeramyan has been recognized by the State of Pennsylvania as one of its Top 50 Women in Business, and received the 2006 Corporate Vision Award from Girls Inc.
Before starting Gap International, Ms. Yeramyan was instrumental in establishing the English as a Second Language Department at Temple University and later made a significant impact consulting family-held businesses through The Wharton Schools Applied Research Center.
Ms. Yeramyan received a B.A. in psychology and linguistics from Barnard College and an M.A. in Linguistics from Michigan State University.
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