June 23, 2003
GREENWICH, CT, June 23, 2003 - Global Gold Corporation, an international gold mining, development and exploration company with mining properties in Chile and Armenia, today announced that Van Z. Krikorian has joined as Vice President and General Counsel as of June 2, 2003. Global Gold is a public company reporting to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Mr. Krikorian was previously a partner in the New York office of Vedder Price Kaufman & Kammholz, and represented Global Gold Corporation as outside counsel since 1995. He has provided strategic advice and comprehensive representation for international mining projects, and has helped structure investments, negotiate agreements and resolve disputes on behalf of Global and other clients. As Vice President and General Counsel, Mr. Krikorian will now be responsible for negotiating all contracts and overseeing all international operating issues.
"We are extremely pleased that Van has joined our company," said Drury Gallagher, Chairman and Robert Garrison, President, respectively, of Global Gold Corporation. "Van is a seasoned international attorney experienced in the areas of trade, investment, government relations and dispute resolution, and we have benefited from his broad-based knowledge and expertise for many years."
Mr. Krikorian is a widely published and recognized authority on the legal, political and economic developments in the former Soviet Union. He is a founding member of the Turkish Armenian Reconciliation Commission, former Chairman and current Director of the Washington based Armenian Assembly, and was appointed and served as a member of the US delegation to the Moscow CSCE meetings during the 1991 Bush Administration. In 1992, he served as Deputy Representative and Counselor to the United Nations for the newly independent Republic of Armenia. Additionally, he has participated in numerous international conferences and is a frequent public speaker.
Mr. Krikorian received his B.A. in 1981 from George Washington University. He received his J.D. in 1984 from Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Krikorian resides with his wife, Priscilla, and four children in Rye, New York.
"Van has been a valued colleague who has performed exemplary work on behalf of Vedder Price and our clients," said Alan Koral, Managing Partner with Vedder Price Kaufman & Kammholz, P.C., New York. "His dedicated service and contributions to human rights and international development have been a tremendous source of pride to our firm. He will be greatly missed but we wish him continued success."
Global Gold Corporation
International Corporate Center at Rye
555 Theodore Fremd Avenue, Suite C208
Rye, New York 10580