Jackson Cox is Founder and CEO of Woodmont International, a private firm that was established in 2005 to provide public affairs and government relations consulting services to companies and investors in Mongolia and throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Mr. Cox was elected Chairman of the Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce in March 2015. APCAC was established in 1968 and is the association of 30 American Chambers of Commerce in the Asia Pacific region. APCAC’s collective membership represents over 15,000 companies, 50,000 overseas American workers, and annual trade and investment of over US$500 billion. Mr. Cox is also the Founder and Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Mongolia – the official affiliate office of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Mongolia. Prior to founding Woodmont International, Mr. Cox worked in the international political sector where he managed projects in Mongolia and Cambodia for the International Republican Institute. Mr. Cox is from Johnson City, Tennessee and a graduate of Belmont University in Nashville. He served as the East Tennessee campaign chairman for Bill Frist’s successful campaign for United States Senate in 1994 and as the Political Director of Frist’s re-election in 2000. Mr. Cox served as advisor to Senator Frist in the U.S. Senate in Washington, D.C. between the two campaigns.
Magnai Ganzorig currently serves as Board Member and the Executive Director of G-Mobile LLC, one of the leading telecommunications company in Mongolia. Additionally, he has held several positions within Magnai Trade, LLC and its subsidiary companies including serving as the Head of the Information Technology Division, Director of Business Development and Executive Director of MT Market, LLC. Prior to joining Magnai Trade LLC he was a marketing manager at Capital Bank of Mongolia and the Executive Director of ARB Mongolia. Magnai is proficient in three languages, his native language of Mongolian and is fluent in Russian and English. Magnai holds a Certificate of Study for Senior Management Training from the Joint Vienna Institute and earned a degree in Business Informatics in the United States from the Indiana University.
David Reiner, Founding member & CEO of MSM Group LLC is a U.S. citizen with residence in Ulaanbaatar. He holds degrees in Economics/Politics Science and Law. Prior to his career at MSM, he worked as a Financial Adviser and Associate Lawyer in the USA, Japan, and Mongolia. He speaks English, Japanese, Mongolian, and Spanish.
Mr. Liotta is a letterhead partner of MahoneyLiotta LLP and has 15 years of experience with Mongolia beginning in 2000 as a Peace Corps Volunteer. MahoneyLoitta is an amalgamation of some of the most experienced legal service providers and specialists from Mongolia and abroad. Mr. Liotta was named a leading lawyer for commercial practice in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, and as one of the world’s leading mining practitioners in Who’s Who Legal. He advises on market entry strategies, local partner selection and a diverse range of legal services in the minerals/energy, infrastructure, corporate and financial sectors, and has represented clients in arbitration at the Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and in the courts of Mongolia up through the Supreme Court. In addition, he has been at the forefront of numerous legislation initiatives fundamental to investment and doing business in Mongolia. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of Friends of Mongolia, and he is a member of the New York Bar Association and received a certificate from the Ministry of Justice as a registered foreign attorney in Mongolia.
Adiya Oyungerel is the Executive Director for the American Chamber of Commerce in Mongolia. Adiya Oyungerel previously served as the Director of Policy and Advocacy of AmCham for two years, and was responsible for designing, building, and implementing the advocacy efforts of AmCham's policy initiatives. Adiya has extensive work experience in the private sector from his time with Oyu Tolgoi, and his employment with the government and a number of development agencies, including the EBRD, UN and SDC. Adiya holds an MBA from the University of Sheffield in the UK with a major in FDI promotion. Adiya currently sits on Mongolia’s Investment Protection Council, initiated under the auspices of the Prime Minister, as one of the council's three private sector representatives.
Steve has 40 years of Caterpillar and Caterpillar Dealer management experience in 10 countries and 15 years of competency in organizational and general management. Steve worked for PT Trakindo Utama LLC in Indonesia as a General Manager and has extensive experience in providing advisory services, working for the SME Advisory Services division of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He has broad expertise in business systems and processes, and a very strong background in the mining industry, including mining equipment rentals, aftermarket support, and finance. Currently, Steve is a CEO of Taskonir Trading LLC. Steve holds an MBA from the Scottish Business School of the University of Edinburgh and a BA in economics from the University of Keele in England.
On September 14, 2015 Oybek joined Tenger Financial Group as the CEO of Tenger Insurance LLC, and was nominated to represent Xac Bank as a Corporate Member at AmCham Mongolia. For 20+ years Mr. Khalilov has worked in the private insurance market area working with American International Group, Inc. He has spent five years from 1994 to 1999 with American International Group, Inc. in London/UK serving as the CEO of political risk JV. He was in charge of AIG general insurance operations in Central Asia and Caucasus from 2000 to 2015. His entire professional career is showcased by major contributions in taking companies to greater levels of financial, competitive, and operational performance. He has an in in-depth knowledge of property, energy, casualty, and financial lines and accident insurance and political risk insurance products. Oybek joined AmCham in Uzbekistan in 1997 and held positions of Board Secretary, Chairman of Banking and Finance Committee, Chairman of Membership Committee. Oybek was elected as Vice-President of AmCham in Uzbekistan in 2000. In May 2010 resigned with honors from the Board in Uzbekistan and in March 2012 was elected as a member of the Board of Directors of American Chamber of Commerce in Kazakhstan.
Mr. Munkhbat Chuluun has over seven years of experience working in mining sector and currently serves as a President and Executive Director of SouthGobi Sands LLC, one of the largest coal mining companies and an affiliate company of SouthGobi Resources Ltd., which is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. Munkhbat is as well an Honorary Council-General of New Zealand in Mongolia. He has a broad experience working for government institutions and at international organizations. From 2005 until 2012 Munkhbat served as a Deputy Prosecutor General of Mongolia. He is now a President of Mongol-New Zealand Friendship Society and a Board member of Public Administration magazine. He holds BA in Law from the Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Russia and MSSc in Public Administration and Public Policy from the University of Waikato, New Zealand.
Mr. Koppa, an American citizen, is Executive Vice Chairman of TDB as well as President of TDB Capital LLC. He came to Mongolia in October 2004 as part of the management and technical assistance program provided to TDB by ING Bank. Mr. Koppa has been active in Mongolia’s financial and business community. For six years he was Chairman of Mongolian Mortgage Corporation and has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Business Council of Mongolia for several years. In May 2011, Mr. Koppa received the Polar Star Award from President Elbegdorj in recognition to his contribution to developing the banking and finance sector in Mongolia. In 2007, Mr. Koppa was honored by the Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry with its SILK ROAD AWARD for his contribution to sustainable growth in the local financial sector. Mongolia represents Mr. Koppa’s twelfth country in his long international banking career. He is a graduate in International Relations from the University of Wisconsin. Among community involvement in past country work experiences, Mr. Koppa can include service on the Board of Directors of AmChams in Hong Kong and Milan, Italy.
Mr. Versavel is a Belgian national and holds a Master of Laws from the University of Antwerp. He is currently the Country Representative for ING Bank in Mongolia, having arrived in September 2016. Previously, Mr. Versavel has held Country Manager and CEO positions for ING in Ukraine, South Korea, China, and Indonesia. He has extensive experience managing international corporate client relationships and has worked with regulators, central banks, and governments to ensure stable and sustainable growth, and recovery of emerging and/or struggling economies.
Mr. Esentsengel has been the Deputy Director of MCS Holding LLC since 2012. His main role is in managing and representing MCS Holding as Board Director for various MCS subsidiaries in property development and real estate, telecommunication, and fast-moving consumer goods. In addition, he manages MCS group's risk management and is involved in number of internal business development projects. Before joining MCS, he worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Germany and Mongolia. He has been the driving force for bringing and developing PwC practice in Mongolia. He holds a diploma in oriented business administration from the University of Stuttgart, Germany.
Director of Events
Indra Ganzorig is the Director of Events for the American Chamber of Commerce in Mongolia – responsible for planning and executing AmCham events and programs. Prior to joining AmCham, Indra worked internationally for various UN agencies, social enterprises, and non-profits, executing events with partners, such as SAP Southeast Asia, the ASEAN Secretariat, Thailand International Cooperation Agency, Open Society Foundations, and many others. Aside from event management, she has extensive experience in social innovation and graphic design. Indra holds a B.A. in Psychology and is a master's candidate in International Hospitality and Tourism Management at Mahidol University in Thailand.
Director of Communications
Handarmaa (Handaa) Ayush is the Director of Communications for AmCham Mongolia. Prior to joining AmCham, Handaa worked for the Asia Foundation and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, and brings with her extensive experience in media, communications, and raising public awareness.
Finance and Administrative Officer
Baasantsetseg Baatar is the Finance and Administrative Officer responsible for managing AmCham’s daily activities. Previously, Baasantsetseg worked as the Chief Accountant at Boroo Mining Co. Ltd, one of Mongolia’s largest mining companies. She brings to AmCham vast experiences from business and NGO sectors.
Baigal Gan-Erdene is the Event Coordinator for the American Chamber of Commerce in Mongolia responsible for organizing and executing AmCham events and programs. Prior to joining AmCham, Baigal worked as a program coordinator at the International Republican Institute in Mongolia and has experience working with various government and non-government stakeholders. Baigal holds a B.A. in Human Geography and Economics from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada .
Daniel Kesl is Senior Manager, Information Technology at Oyu Tolgoi LLC and he has been working for Oyu Tolgoi since 2011, accountable for all aspects of Information Systems & Technology (IS&T) across the Oyu Tolgoi (OT) Mine site in the South Gobi and the company’s offices in Ulaanbaatar and Beijing. Daniel is a results-driven professional with extensive experience leading people and project teams, implementing and overseeing technology programs, and administering budgets in a multi-national environment. He has more than 20 years of successful overseas experience in planning and directing activities that provide innovative solutions and technology to meet business requirements. Daniel assisted in the founding of the CIO (Chief Information Officer) Club of Mongolia, which unites the IT Leaders of the largest Mongolian companies.
Mr. Dolgion is the CEO of Bloomberg TV Mongolia, based in Ulaanbaatar. He was the first Mongolian television journalist to report from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. While covering stories from over 40 countries, Dolgion also covered stories and special programs from the trading floors of the New York and London stock exchanges. He worked for WCOV-FOX 20 in Montgomery, Alabama in the USA. He is also the publisher of Mongolia’s premier business daily, ZGM/Financial Times, and serves as Chairman of the Board at JCDecaux Mongolia. As an economist, he is currently completing his doctoral thesis on financial crises and the role of institutional investors at IFE. Mr. Dolgion holds a master’s degree from Peking University, P.R.C. He received a bachelor’s degree in security studies from Bradford University, United Kingdom.
At Monpolymet Group, as the Chairwoman, she oversees the Group’s various business activities in mining, mineral explorations, rehabilitation, construction and production of building materials with over 1000 employees while focusing on delivering the Group’s business visions through improvements in governance, environmental responsibility, standardization, and business performance. A trilingual financial engineer with World Bank, Central Bank of Mongolia development economics experience that ventured both in public and private sectors. Received cum laude diplomas with double majors in undergrad and graduate studies from George Washington University in Washington, DC, USA and the University of San Francisco, CA, USA in Finance and Economics. Previously as a CEO at Monpolymet, she implemented the company’s MonCement project and successfully commissioned Mongolia’s first technologically advanced and environmentally friendly cement plant that substitutes imports. Her past professional experience includes the World Bank producing macroeconomic reports from 2009-2012 while focusing on improving the public’s understanding of the economic situation and the rationale of the government’s policy reforms, thus helping to forge consensus around the policy reform agenda. She also worked at the Central Bank of Mongolia as an economist.
Jelena is a Director in PwC Mongolia with over fourteen years of professional experience in providing a wide range of audit and consulting services to a variety of industries including Financial Services (FS), Consumer and Industrial Products and Services (CIPS), Mining, and Real Estate and Construction in emerging markets in Mongolia, Southeast Europe, Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan) and Russia. In September 2010 Jelena transferred to newly established PricewaterhouseCoopers office in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and has been responsible for providing audit and other services to banking and other financial services clients in Mongolia, including Bank of Mongolia and largest commercial banks, as well as to a number of corporate clients in different industries. She is a qualified member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), a Mongolian CPA and Mongolian Certified Auditor. She is an active member of Financial Services Committee of AmCham Mongolia since its establishment in early 2017 and has actively contributed to its initiatives, particularly in areas of corporate transparency and asset classification and provisioning. Jelena holds BA degree in Finance, Banking and Insurance from University of Belgrade.
Scott Schlink is a senior associate in MinterEllison Ulaanbaatar with over 12 years of global experience in construction, infrastructure and commercial advice and litigation. His principal areas of practice include construction, infrastructure, energy and resources, dispute resolution, commercial and employment law. Scott's expertise includes advising on risk and risk profiles, tendering, structuring, drafting, contract management and dispute resolution options. Scott also brings ‘hands-on’ industry experience, having previously served as the Head of Legal at Senvion Australia (formerly REpower Australia) and Legal Counsel at Vestas Australian Wind Technology (both of who are global leaders in the wind turbine industry). Scott also served nearly three years as General Counsel to the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS). Scott is permanently based in MinterEllison’s Ulaanbaatar office and has worked full time in Mongolia for over a year. During Scott’s time in Ulaanbaatar he has been instrumental to the office’s employment, M&A, mining and commercial practice as well as advising on a number of energy, construction and infrastructure matters.