Member of Advisory Committee
Charle Malas was born in Iraq to an Armenian mother Zabel Giragossian and a Christian Palestinian father Khamis Malas.
Having graduated in Applied Physics and Electronics from Kingston University Charle did not pursue a career in sciences, but eventually joined the family’s business at a middle eastern Lebanese printed magazine based in London.
The many years of experience that Charle garnered brought him and his brothers to the attention of the Armenian community in London to oversee the airlift of humanitarian goods for the Armenian earthquake of 1988 after which he also helped organise the Armenian Embassy’s diplomatic baggage services and twice organise the landing of Armenia’s presidential aircraft at Heathrow Airport. But it also opened up a world of opportunities in other related fields, including aircraft charter, aircraft trading, ship charter, heavy cargo operations, conceptual design and more recently port management and operations․
Charle has been active in the UK Armenian community for many years starting with the election committee then the executive committee finally being elected to the Community Councils. One of his many projects was the Armenian Pavilion at the London Bookfair based on his principle of Diaspora and Armenia publishers, authors, writers and booksellers exhibit their work at a single united stand.
Charle has now moved to Armenia as Advisor to the Minister of Economy developing his proposed concept of a Dry-Port Industrial Park SEZ in the Shirak region.