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Sergey Hayrapetyan

Senior Director, Enterprise Risk Management & Compliance

Based in Baltimore, Maryland

Sergey is an economist with experience in systems design, operations, and governance, risk, and compliance. 

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Sergey is an economist with extensive experience in general and program management, systems design, operations (including supply chain), and governance, risk, and compliance. 

His journey to relief and development work started when he was 11, when he witnessed the destructive earthquake in Armenia that took more than 25,000 lives. Living in the disaster zone, he received humanitarian aid as part of the international response. Inspired by the power of giving and kindness in response to the immediate need, he began volunteering, and later, working for humanitarian relief agencies. He has been with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) since 2001, having worked in CRS offices across Europe, the Middle East, Southern Africa, and Central Asia. 

Currently, Sergey works in a global capacity out of CRS headquarters in Baltimore, MD. There, he leads the design, application, and oversight of meaningful, applied, and responsible risk management and compliance systems. Through continuous improvement, his focus is on balancing risk mitigation with efficiency for operational excellence. Alongside his team, he provides strategic direction and oversight to CRS' global risk & compliance and is the head of CRS’ Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). 

Sergey is known for creating, motivating, and leading strong teams that deliver the best results in complex operations and matrix structures. He is a strong advocate for communal learning and collaboration, is a member of Humentum’s Government Relations Advisory Council (GRAC), and leads the Governance Risk & Compliance Community on Humentum Connect. 

Areas of Expertise

Compliance, Governance, Risk Management


Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management
Certification, Measuring and Improving Business Performance

Cornell University College of Engineering
Certification, Systems Design and Project Leadership

Cornell University ILR School
Certification, Organizational Leadership

University of International Economic Relations
M.S., Economics
B.S., Accounting and Audit