MS Candidate in Sustainability Management, Columbia University; Rotary Foundation alumna. Brand Ambassador at the Gnowbe transformational adult learning platform. Co-founder of the art based women empowerment focused social enterprise, B&B Art. Co-founder and Advisory Board Member of the “The Young Professionals Group Mongolia Chapter” mentorship project focusing on empowering youth and promoting mentorship culture within the country. Co-founder of the Sustainability Consulting Club at the Columbia University. Passionate about youth, women empowerment, and sustainability management. Interested in renewable energy innovations and impact investing.
Young business and financial analyst who works on large scale infrastructure and energy project development.
Committed to contributing to young Mongolian children’s education through STEM based learning ecosystem – especially computer programming.Born in Mongolian countryside and dreams about promoting
Born in Mongolian countryside and dreams about promoting rich cultural heritage of Mongolian nomads on international stage.
For a living, I practice law as a corporate lawyer and advocate mainly in areas of foreign investment and business areas in Mongolia. I write regularly for local magazines (in English) on various socio-economic topics and actively serve in the legal / youth / women’s communities as debate coach for moot court participants, founder and operational overseer of Lean In Ulaanbaatar and a vocal and active member of the Mongolian Law Society.
Tsogt is responsible developing new business opportunity for Tsogttrade Co. Ltd. The company is involved in trading construction material and mining procurement. Previously, he worked as financial analyst in XacBank one of the top bank in Mongolia.
Graduated from Cal State University in Finance degree. Received alumni status from Zeta Epsilon Tau fraternity. Member of Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society. Prior work experience include sales and management in financial sector.
Namuujin Sereejav serves the National Development Agency as a Government officer in the Development Policy and Planning Division.
She is a graduate of the University of Canberra, with a double major in Entrepreneurship and Business Management, with the compliments of a minor in Spanish. In the past she has worked for the Ministry of Economic Development as an officer in charge of economic cooperation and relations with the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, United Nations and the International Financial Cooperation. She has also worked at the Ministry of Industry as an officer in charge of cooperation with the World Trade Organization. Through her years of public service she has gained direct insight into Mongolia’s economic development strategies on both the national and international level.
Natso Baatarkhuu has a Bachelor’s degree in English for Business Administration from Tomas Bata University in Czech Republic. He’s worked in International Development organizations for some time (UNDP, Millennium Challenge, ADB), but he’s irresolutely switched into media, with his NGO MetaStory for creative industry, and his website SoWhyMongolia.com, for explanation of Mongol culture with humor. He’s also crazy about speculative fiction, transmedia and entrepreneurship.
Chinbishrelt Ariunbold is a CEO at the Bishrelt Group which is the conglomerate company which possesses diversified businesses in various sectors. After finishing his studies in Japan, he joined Development bank of Mongolia as a project analyst. Currently he is looking after all of the companies aiming to make them best at what they do, thus to create a sustainable, innovative business models.
Global Shaper from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia who is now pursuing her Master’s degree in Public Policy at the University of Tokyo, Japan as a Japan-IMF Scholar. As a young professional with diverse experience working in the public sector, Ms Anudari’s research focuses on regional economic integration and SME development. Her past working experience includes Industrial Cluster Development Policy, Free Trade Agreements (FTA), and bilateral and multilateral economic cooperations. Ms. Anudari was awarded the “State Award for Excellence in Trade Sector” by the Minister of Industry of Mongolia for her contribution to the successful completion of Mongolia’s first ever FTA, signed with Japan, and was also listed in the “30 under 30” Class of 2015 by Forbes Mongolia as one of the leading young change-makers in the country.
Tanan is a founder at HappyHome.mn, a startup with a mission to simplify the buying and selling process of the real estate industry.
Previously, he served as a managing director for a media company and a head of marketing at Wagner Asia LLC representing Ford and Land Rover in Mongolia.
He has a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the National University of Mongolia.
Tanan is also an Immediate Past President of Rotary Club of Ulaanbaatar Peace Avenue and District Deputy Interact Chair of Rotary District 3450
He has graduated Music and Dance College, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia as pianist and musical theory teacher in 2003. Also in 2013, Damdintseren graduated from Tokyo University of Arts as composer and art manager.
To contribute his own share into Mongolian Art development, he has founded and head “Jantsannorov Foundation” to bring his works to public, also I am working as executive director at “Great Art Agency” that promotes Mongolian Art. Mongolian art is staying domestic, despite its will to share itself internationally as it lacks intermediary organization that fully meets international standards. Therefore, He founded “GER Group” to promote Mongolian Art internationally to share its harmony to the world.
Tana Jambaldorj is from Mongolia and is passionate about working on the interconnected developmental issues the country faces. After completing her MBA at the University of Oxford in September 2016, she worked as the Project Co-lead for design and urban planning firm Utopia’s initiative in Ulaanbaatar to convert a ger district into a “next-generation micro-city” to holistically address critical issues including pollution, urbanization, and socio-economic inequality. Currently she is consulting on various projects through her firm Tana Global Solutions. Tana previously spent four years working on business and operational strategy with mining company Rio Tinto in Australia and then at the Oyu Tolgoi copper mine in Mongolia. In 2011 she founded the Mongolian Young Scholars Program, a non-profit program that prepares talented high school students for admission to leading international universities. Tana has a BA in Economics and East Asian Studies from Harvard University and an MBA from the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School, where she was a WEF Global Shapers Community Scholar.
Gantig Batsaikhan is now working as a Head of Internal Audit, Monitoring and Evaluations at Ministry of Finance.
Urgamal Azat is an energetic and independent human rights activist. As a former supervisory staff in international organizations such as IOM, The Asia Foundation and MTV Exit, she developed and implemented various campaigns to protect young people from Trafficking in Persons, repatriated Mongolian irregular migrants from overseas, strengthened and developed border protection, management and security with Mongolian Government and Civil Society. She is also an experienced legal expert who contributed for building human rights centered domestic legal environment in Mongolia. In 2014, Urgamal made huge change in her career and now she aims to contribute for modern and reliable medical services for Mongolian woman through her start up project. Her current project aspires to close technical and knowledge gap in Mongolian gynecology by introducing modern, minimum invasive equipments, highly effective medical substances and experts
Odonchimeg studies International Relations at the University of Cambridge. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Russian Studies and International Studies from the University of South Florida and worked as a Senior Analyst at the Office of the President of Mongolia. Along with her studies at Cambridge, she is socially active as the President of Enactus Cambridge and the Member of Secretariat for the Cambridge University International Model UN. Odonchimeg was selected as a Head of Delegation for the 7th Model ASEM, in conjunction with the 11th ASEM Summit. She also serves as a volunteer for the Center for Citizenship Education, as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Mongolian Junior Tennis Federation.
Mr. Saijrakh is currently responsible for development of solar power generation projects in Mongolia for ENGIE Group, a DJ EuroStoxx50 French utility giant. The Group is pursuing an opportunity to build the largest solar park in the country to date. He is also responsible for stakeholder engagement with the public officials and the private sector professionals in Mongolia on behalf of ENGIE.
ENGIE is currently developing 54MW wind farm, the largest to date in the country, in the Gobi desert region. The Group is also working to develop the first large-scale energy storage plant in country, which Mr. Saijrakh is closely involved with.
Previously, he headed the Ulaanbaatar office of Khan Investment Management Ltd. since 2012 to mid-2016, and co-founded the Khan Mongolia Equity Fund, a Mongolia-focused open-end investment fund – a first of its kind. Mr.Saijrakh began his career with Frontier Securities as a corporate finance consultant and later with Hong Kong’s Asia Pacific Investment Partners in 2010, heading its brokerage and dealing arm in Mongolia.
Mr. Saijrakh holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from the American University in Bulgaria. He also attended the University of Maine’s, USA, one-year program on Finance and Investment, as well as at the London Stock Exchange Academy in 2011 on international capital markets, He is a Certified Private Banker from the Ministry of Finance of Luxembourg and was selected in the list of “30 Under 30” by the Forbes Mongolia in 2015.
Mr. Saijrakh is fluent in English and Russian, in addition to his native Mongolian.
Altangunii Jargalan is currently serving as Chief Operating Officer at Ard Financial Group. She started career at the X.A.C (Golden Fund for Development) NGO as coordinator. Her prior work experience include top management positions in Mongolia Economic Forum and iConcept Co.,LTD
She obtained her undergraduate degree (Bachelor of International Management) from Mongolia International University (MIU) and her postgraduate degree (Master of Business Administration) from National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST) in the Taipei, Taiwan.
Besides her career, she loves to serve the community. She has been an active Rotaractor since 2006 and served as President of Rotaract club of NUM from 2010-2011. Moreover, She is member of Global Shaper, World Economic Forum and also sits on the board of the Global Shaper Ulaanbaatar Hub.
Namnandorj is currently working as the CEO of TenGer Systems. TenGer Systems develop software for small and medium financial institutions in Mongolia. On top of that TenGer Systems provide digital marketing and design solutions.
Namnandorj started his career as project coordinator at local start-up Mongol ID. He is the Mongolian representative of what3words, UK start-up that has introduced innovative system to address the world.
Namnandorj serves as board member at Mongolian Association of State Alumni (MASA), Erdemt NGO, Tomujin Academy and Mongolian Volleyball Association.
Graduate, Columbia University and National University of Mongolia; Fulbright Scholar. Former professional contortionist, touring to 22 countries around the world. 2009, initiated the Young Leaders in the Arts programme, which has empowered more than 100 artists to become leaders in the arts. Deputy Executive Director, Arts Council of Mongolia (ACM); focuses on nourishing multistakeholder partnership for sustainable development and promotes cultural diversity for positive social impact; currently leading the Ulaanbaatar International Media Arts Festival, which promotes collaboration and intersection of arts, science and technology. Global Shaper and 2016 Annual Meeting Cultural Leader, World Economic Forum. Presents on contortion as an expert; speaker at TEDMED Ulaanbaatar 2013 based on research on contortion. Recipient: International Peace Scholarship; Leman Fellowship Award; Undergraduate Exchange Program Scholarship, Open Society Institute. Listed in 30 under 30, Forbes Mongolia (2014). Curator of Ulaanbaatar Hub and Member of National Road Safety Committee of Mongolia.
Undral Amarsaikhan is the co-founder of “Unread Media”. Focusing on business and technology, Unread is promoting entrepreneurship as well as startup community and inspiring a new generation through their original contents and unique concepts. Considered as one of the most emerging media in Mongolia, Unread included on the list of “Startups to watch in 2016” by OK! Magazine and “The Best Startup of 2016” by IT Park Mongolia. Undral is a vice curator of Global Shapers Ulaanbaatar Hub, a youth initiative by World Economic Forum and official representative of Mongolia in World Youth Parliament for Water. In 2017, he was selected to join The Annual Meeting of World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland as one of the 50 youth representatives around the world. Recently, Undral is named on the prestigious list of “30 under 30” by Forbes Mongolia.
Anar Bayarsaikhan was born in Ulaanbaatar city, Mongolia. She was educated at the Faculty of Education of The University of Hong Kong and completed a Bachelor of Education degree in 2015.
Anar has completed the “E-Teacher Scholarship Program” awarded from the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar. She has interned at the National Commission of UNESCO in Mongolia and UNICEF Hong Kong offices. While studying in Hong Kong she completed her teaching practicums at Sha Tin College (ESF), YMCA of Hong Kong Christian College and Sir Ellis Kadoorie Secondary School. After returning to Mongolia, Anar has been working at Orchlon International School as a teacher and an advisor.
Anar has been contributing to the education sector all over the world. She has taught Public Health, Liberal Studies and English to underprivileged children in Africa, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Mongolia. In 2015 she founded a teaching program called “Passion Teach Learn (PTL)” which gathered volunteer-students where they teach English to visually impaired students.
She has conducted research on the “Use of macrobiotic food of children from the ages of 14-18” where she received the “Excellent Youth Scholar” award from the National Research Centre for Gifted and Talented Education sponsored by the Korean Educational Development Institute. Anar has represented Mongolia at the “Human Rights Day” ceremony organized by the National Human Rights Commission of India in New Delhi, India.
Beyond work, Anar likes playing basketball, golf and practicing yoga. She earned her 2nd degree in Basketball from the Mongolian Students Sports Federation in 2011. For her commitment to academic integrity she was awarded an Honorable Mention in the “Global Innovation Awards 2016” in the Student Engagement category from Turnitin, UK.
After joining the Global Shapers Ulaanbaatar community in 2015, Anar worked as a coordinator for the #UBeSAFE Media Campaign project partnering with ADB.
Ariun is an educator, businesswoman, garden enthusiast, mother and a wife. After finishing her MBA at INSEAD Ariun dedicated herself to improving international high school education standards in Mongolia. Her work as a Guidance Counselor at the American School of Ulaanbaatar plays an important role in improving continuity in education management process and empowering young talented individuals to reach their best potential globally. Recently she started an organic farm business. Her goal is to supply healthy vegetables to families in Ulaanbaatar.
Chimedyudon (Yudko) Tsogdelger was born in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. She received her Metallurgical Engineering Degree under Rio Tinto Scholarship Program at the University of Utah, USA.
Yudko currently works as an Engineer Metallurgist for Oyu Tolgoi mine the biggest mining project to date in Mongolia. While getting her engineering degree she has worked as a researcher with the Dean of Metallurgical Engineering Department and received University of Utah Founder’s Day Scholarship by the Dean. She has worked on numerous projects, including ‘Development of nanosensor to detect Tuberculosis and Lung Cancer’, ‘Removal of impurities from titanium slag through leaching’, ‘Development of better technology for corrosion minimization in pipelines’. She has also completed her internship at Rio Tinto and Centerra Gold.
She is a co-founder of Mongolian Student Union at the University of Utah and successfully organized the Books for Mongolia project. To date the project has shipped more than 1,400 books to Mongolia, with an additional 800 collected and in the process of being shipped to Mongolia. Around 500 of the books were donated to local libraries in the more remote areas of Mongolia that have very little access to English books, with the remainder being distributed in Ulaanbaatar.
Yudko can play piano and guitar this talent and passion for music she inherited from her father who was a famous music composer in Mongolia and who taught her the magic of music which transcends cultures and religion. She is a co-founder of student group called “Frontier Mets.” Yudko and her team tried to adapt metallurgical technology into space exploration, or in other words into a zero gravitational environment, which can be created during a Zero-Gravity flight, funded through NASA.
Lkhagva Erdene was born in Darkhan city, Mongolia. He was educated at the Journalism and Media Study Centre of The University of Hong Kong on a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship. Lkhagva completed a Master of Journalism at HKU in 2013, focusing in Financial and Business Journalism. He is married with one son.
Former minister’s aid and court interpreter, Lkhagva helped contribute to the Panama Papers project with “The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.” He has led the media grassroots initiative to set up the first self-regulation media council in Mongolia where he was elected to serve as a ethics committee member. Lkhagva is most widely known to audiences as the moderator of Mongol TV’s Nuudel Shiidel weekly political and current issue debate show.
Mongol TV news & newsroom under Lkhagva’s leadership has become the most watched prime time news with half a million following on social media in a nation of three million. He is a Global Shaper with the World Economic Forum and was selected as “International Leader” by Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the UK government and “30 under 30” list by Forbes, Mongolia.
Lkhagva likes fencing and serves in the executive committee of Fencing Association of Mongolia. He is one of the founders of “Mongolian Television Forum” premier event for broadcasters and studios of Mongolia and raised over 100,000 USD to promote road safety for vulnerable road users in the country. For his work and push for transparency of government Lkhagva was awarded the Transparency Award in 2016 from Transparency International Mongolia.
Nomin Jargalsaikhan was born in Zavkhan, Mongolia. She holds degrees in International Business from the International University of America, London, and Psychology & Social Work from Ulaanbaatar University, Mongolia, as well as a diploma in Business Management from Hamilton College, London. She is certified by the International Coaching Federation as a career, life, and holistic coach.
She works as a Director with Mongolia Talent Network (MTN), the country’s leading recruitment agency. She has placed numerous executives in Mongolia with such international firms as Rio Tinto, Anglo American, KPMG, ING, and Kerry Group. Recently, she has led the launch of a new training company under MTN’s parent, The Shackleton Group.
Passionate about community service, Nomin is actively involved in Rotary International, Lean In UB, and Women For Change NGO. She is a frequent speaker on professional and personal development, addressing audiences ranging from high-school and university students to business leaders. She is a Global Shaper with the World Economic Forum.
As a career and personal development coach, she has given trainings and speeches to hundreds of Mongolian and international executives. She also leads trainings on intercultural understanding for both Mongolians and foreigners focused on breaking down barriers so that employees can work effectively across cultures.
In her free time, Nomin enjoys speed-reading, fitness, writing, and traveling.
Enkhzaya Bat-Orgil, named one of the most influential women in business by Forbes Mongolia in 2014 and later named one of 30 bright stars in business who are reshaping Mongolia in 2015 by the Forbes Mongolia 30 under 30 list. She has been challenging the status quo, redefining standards in the food service industry by supporting local agriculture, championing local producers, and introducing the concept of a chef driven seasonal menu through her restaurant Rosewood and pioneer Butchery store in Mongolia since 2011.
With over a decade of experience in the industry and a Bachelor’s in International Business from the University of New Hampshire, she brings tremendous leadership, vision, and finesse to all of her endeavors within her own company, Syracusae, and through professional consulting services for major Mongolian companies. She has launched new businesses in the U.S. and Mongolia, putting her experience and skills to practice at every level, from financial and human resources management, concept design, interiors, sales, and operations streamlining.
Enkhzaya’s passion, professionalism, and skill have been shared through charitable works in the U.S., Mongolia, and Japan. Even as a young entrepreneur, she is dedicated to sharing her knowledge and experience with others as a certified mentor working with Youth Business International and Junior Chamber International. Helping to foster and develop a strong business community is fundamental to her own principles for success.
Enkhtur Lkhagvajav was born in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. He was educated at Brown University majoring in Applied Mathematics and Economics for his bachelor’s degree and further studied and received Masters in Management from University of Cambridge.
Enkhtur currently works at Newcom Group as Investment Analyst focusing on new business development, investment analysis and portfolio management of Newcom Group’s existing investments.
Enkhtur was one of the first members of American Mongolian Students Association (AMSA) and was elected as executive board member between 2013 and 2014. AMSA worked to connect Mongolian students in US by organizing networking events and implemented several projects to provide information and personal experiences on applying and studying in US universities to Mongolian high schools. The projects include personal speeches given to schools, a book based on experiences of AMSA members on preparing for US college application and SAT/TOEFL exams and summer school to provide comprehensive courses on US college application process, SAT and TOEFL exams.
Batsaikhan Khashbat was born in August 10th in 1983. He studied at “Zokhiomj” Institute in Ulaanbaatar, where he got the bachelor degree in journalism in 2004. He worked as the president of Mongolian Students’ Union, a coordinator of UN Youth Advisory Committee. After that he became a specialist of Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of Mongolia. Getting the Master Degree in Journalism in 2014, he became the Vice Chairman and Director of Mongolian National Council for Education Accreditation (MNCEA) in 2013.
Batsaikhan is working to improve quality of education services on the basis of cyclical assessment of Mongolian higher education system and establish an Internal Quality Assurance System with ADB, Erasmus+, INQAAHE, APQN, ASIIN, and ACBSP .
He is an initiator of the book projects, 7 Habits of Highly Effective College Students and The Student Guidebook 2007-2016. He has been a member of Global Shapers Community Ulaanbaatar Hub since 2011. He and his team raised $100,000 for Mongol Ger (Mongolian Yurt) project which is aimed to bring nomadic culture and vital life skills to urban school children. He was selected for World Youth Congress 2014 as delegate which was held in Sri Lanka.
Batsaikhan was awarded the Order of Polar Star of Mongolia, in accordance with a decree by President of Mongolia Elbegdorj Tsakhia. The Order of Polar Star of Mongolia was given to him for contribution to Mongolian higher education sector and the student-soldier project.
He is passionate about sport. He is a vice president of Mongolian Students Sports Federation and a member of the education committee at International University Sports Federation (FISU). He was selected as a leader of team Mongolia Summer Universiade and Winter Universiade.
Maralmaa currently works as Programs Coordinator for the Zorig Foundation, where she is in charge of youth development and capacity building programs. The Zorig Foundation is a prominent Mongolian NGO that is widely known through its activities and programs for advancement of democracy, promotion of good governance, youth and education, as well as community development. Prior to joining the foundation, she worked as a Chief Marketing Officer for The New Media Group, consulting local and international brands to develop successful marketing campaigns and strategy.
Maralmaa is a graduate of Brigham Young University, where she studied Business Management and Communications.
Ganzorig is a founding CEO and a board member of Ard Credit, microcredit institution. He also serves on the board of Mongolian NBFIs association, Nomadic Offroad LLC, Ard Securities LLC and Boom 2020 NGO. He started his career by working as a customer relationship manager at XacBank between 2004 and 2005 after finishing his high school in Ulaanbaatar. Ganzorig has written his thesis work on Sustainable Microfinance and earned his bachelor’s degree in Business and Management from Corvinus University of Budapest in 2010. During his student years, Ganzorig has gained extensive on the job training through interning at Wallis Investment, Consulting and Asset Management Inc. in Budapest and number of financial institutions including TenGer Insurance and XacBank in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Before founding Ard Credit, Ganzorig worked for Monet Capital investment firm from 2010 to 2012 as an investment officer responsible for deal sourcing, analyzing, and financial modeling.
Bayarmagnai Baasansuren is the information and partnership manager of the Mongolian Bankers Association (MBA). He is in charge of public and media relations, and importantly advocacy activities for MBA. He also currently serves as a general manager of the System of integrated technologies Mongolia LLC, one of the most prominent vendor company in Mongolian market, where he involved solution in plastic cards, smart cards and bank cards of Visa/Master/JCB/CUP with personalization services.
Before joining the Mongolian Bankers Association, Bayarmagnai worked as an information technology specialist, corporate relationship manager and Assistant to Deputy CEO at XacBank of Mongolia in 2008-2013.
Bayarmagnai holds a B.S. with double major in Physics and Electronics from National University of Mongolia (2008).
Anar has completed the “E-Teacher Scholarship Program” awarded from the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar. She has interned at the National Commission of UNESCO in Mongolia and UNICEF Hong Kong offices. While studying in Hong Kong she completed her teaching practicums at Sha Tin College (ESF), YMCA of Hong Kong Christian College and Sir Ellis Kadoorie Secondary School. After returning to Mongolia, Anar has been working at Orchlon International School as a member of the school administration.
Anar has been contributing to the education sector all over the world. She has taught public education and English to underprivileged children in Africa, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Mongolia. In 2015 she founded a teaching program called “Passion Teach Learn” which gathers together 20 volunteer-students where they teach English to visually impaired students for two months.
After joining the Global Shapers Ulaanbaatar community in 2015, Anar worked as a coordinator for the #UBeSAFE Media Campaign project and is currently leading the #UBeSAFE Education Toolkit project partnering with ADB.