|First Secretary of the Communist Party of Armenia|
|Preceded by||Suren Tovmasyan|
|Succeeded by||Anton Kochinyan|
|First Deputy Premier of the Armenian SSR|
June 1953 – July 1958
|Deputy Minister of Security of the Armenian SSR|
April 1952 – 1953
Hakob Nikitayi Zarobian
September 25, 1908
Artvin, Russian Empire, (now in Turkey)
|Died||April 11, 1980 (aged 71)|
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Political party||Communist Party of the Soviet Union|
Zarobyan was born in 1908 in Artvin, then in the Russian Empire, now in Turkey. Together with his family, he moved further into Russia during the First World War. From 1925–1941 he worked in Kharkiv as a factory worker. In 1932 he joined the Communist Party and became the party's committee secretary of the main Kharkiv factory in 1939. In 1949 he became the head of the factory's department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party.
He became Secretary of the Yerevan City Committee of the Communist Party of Armenia in July 1950 and Deputy Minister of Security of the Armenian SSR in April 1952, served as First Deputy Premier of Armenia from June 1953 to July 1958 and First Secretary of the Communist Party of Armenia from 1960 to 66. He was dismissed in February 1966 partly as a result of the huge demonstrations in Yerevan in April 1965, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. He was succeeded by Anton Kochinyan in 1966.
He died in Moscow in 1980.