Board of Directors

Mr. Mark Gabel - President, Chairman of the Board, Founding Board Member

Mr. Mark Gabel - President, Chairman of the Board, Founding Board Member

CEO - MSM Group LLC

Founder & Chairman - EuroChamber Mongolia

Board Member - EuroCham Singapore

Mr. Mark Gabel re-joined MSM Group in May 2018. He obtained a Business Economist degree in the University of Hanover and Automotive Engineer Master Degree with Award from the Bavarian State Administration Germany. He worked from 1999 until 2006 for Daimler AG as Retail consultant and Service Manager in Germany, the US and South Korea. He worked as Vice President Industrial & Automotive for MSM  from 2006 until 2011 in Mongolia. From 2011 until 2015 he was working for Volvo Group as General Manager Singapore and Managing Director Indonesia. From 2016 to 2017 Mark Gabel was Vice President Schaeffler Industrial South East Asia.

Mr. Zorigt Namsraijav - Vice President (Corporate), Board Member

Mr. Zorigt Namsraijav - Vice President (Corporate), Board Member

President - Tuushin Group

Mr. Zorigt Namsraijav is a highly skilled executive who have gained an experience in challenging and ever changing business environment of Mongolia. Contributed strategic management and leadership to start and run Tuushin LLC. He has more than thirty years of entrepreneurial and managerial experience in various industries, including transport and logistics, hospitality and tourism, finance. Zorigt is the owner of Transcapital, Tuushin Group LLC, which includes the first freight forwarder in Mongolia, and the Best Western Premier Tuushin Hotel, and has introduced Mongolia to international trade and transportation networks.

Dr. Oliver Schnorr - Vice President (Partner Chambers), Board Member

Dr. Oliver Schnorr - Vice President (Partner Chambers), Board Member

CEO - Euro Khan LLC

President - DMUV

Member of Board of Directors - Sainshand Wind Park LLC

Dr. Oliver Schnorr served the German Mongolian Business Association (DMUV) as their President since 2018.  He joined the Board of Directors of Mongolian’s biggest renewable power plant (Sainshand Windfarm) in 2014. In 2010 Oliver founded Euro Khan LLC and is ever since it’s Principal and CEO. Euro Khan is an Industrial Investment Group across diverse business environments in Mongolia, Portugal and Mozambique in the fields of energy, mining, medical cannabis and water. Oliver obtained a Business Economist degree from the University of Passau and holds a Master of Business Administration.

Mr. Oliver Thirlwall - Secretary of the Board, Board Member

Mr. Oliver Thirlwall - Secretary of the Board, Board Member

Managing Director - WeLend Capital NBFI

Mr. Oliver Thirlwall has been in Mongolia since 2013, his activities focus on finance and real estate. He is currently the founder of WeLend Capital, a non-bank financial institution operating in UB. Oliver also manages the Mongolia Real Estate Growth Fund, a fund that invested in commercial property in downtown UB. He is the founder of AREC Finance, a company that provides financial leasing services to the storage industry in Australia. Prior to coming to Mongolia, Oliver worked in China for many years, primarily in private equity real estate for Merrill Lynch. At ML Oliver participated in a range of investments including Pre-IPO finance, acquisitions of commercial real estate and real estate development financings.

Mr. Oliver Thirlwall has an MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona and a BA from the University of Sydney. Oliver holds dual British/Australian citizenship and is also fluent in Mandarin and Spanish.

Mr. Ariunjargal Jamiyansharav - Treasurer, Founding Board Member

Mr. Ariunjargal Jamiyansharav - Treasurer, Founding Board Member

CEO - ARINET Associates

Mr. Ariunjargal Jamiyansharav obtained Accounting & Finance degree in the American College Dublin, Dublin Ireland. After graduation in 2011 he joined Bank of Ireland group accounting team. He worked from 2012 until 2016 for PricewaterhouseCoopers Audit LLC as senior consultant in Mongolia. He worked as senior consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers Slovensko s.r.o from 2016 until 2017 in Slovakia. From 2017 until 2019 he was working for HLB Mongolia Audit LLC as Executive Director. From 2019 he is founder and CEO of ARINET Associates LLC.

 

Mr. Hannes Takacs - Founding Board Member

Mr. Hannes Takacs - Founding Board Member

Country Director - EBRD

Mr. Hannes Takacs is an experienced executive manager, investment banker and non-executive board director with a well established international network, covering bank and non-bank financial institutions, private sector companies as well as governments and regulatory authorities in the countries he worked in. He has acquired a wealth of work experience across four continents and more than 50 countries. He was a strategic adviser to management boards of various institutions and has served on six boards of directors/supervisory boards as non-executive director.

Mr. Hannes Takacs holds a MBA with distinction in Business Administration and Educational Management from the University of Leicester, UK, and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Dr. Dashdorj Dugersuren - Founding Board Member

Dr. Dashdorj Dugersuren - Founding Board Member

CEO - Termigas Impianti Technology LLC

Dr. Dashdorj Dugersuren is the CEO of Termigas Impianti Technology LLC. His corporate experience includes managing engineering projects in construction, light industries, and chemicals, as well as importing and distributing products from Europe to Mongolia. He previously worked and consulted for companies such as Ansalco, a Finmeccanica subsidiary in electrical engineering, and Loro Piana, in cashmere processing. Termigas Impianti Technology LLC is a founding member of EuroChamber and Dashdorj was the chamber’s treasurer in 2020. He graduated from National University of Mongolia with bachelors degree in physics, and obtained Masters and PhD in physics from North Carolina State University, USA. After completing his doctorate, he conducted research for five years at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, USA, where he published several dozen articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Mr. Mark Eberst - Board Member

Mr. Mark Eberst - Board Member

Partner - KPMG Audit

Mr. Mark Eberst has 24 years of experience auditing and advising clients in a variety of industries and countries. He has worked at KPMG, and previously at PwC, across the UK, Slovakia, Central Eastern Europe, and in Mongolia. He specializes in complex projects for International investors and Mongolian private and state owned entities, particularly complex IFRS financial reporting and group financials statements. As well as audit, he advises his clients in a variety of areas such as new IFRS, due diligences and M&A, processes and internal controls.

Mr. Mark Eberst was VP of Finance on the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham) in Slovakia for 4 years, the leading business chamber in Slovakia. He was also active in the British Chamber of Commerce in Slovakia and is active in the British business community and BBG in Mongolia.

Mr. Stephen J Potter - Board Member

Mr. Stephen J Potter - Board Member

Managing Director - Starchase Motorsports Mongolia LLC

Mr. Stephen Potter has 40 years of senior management experience in 10 countries on 3 continents. Very strong mining industry experience, plus a well-rounded knowledge of all segments of business with a focus on sales, marketing and operations, learned over a career spanning junior management through to CEO.

Steve is currently Managing Director of Starchase Motorsports Mongolia LLC; Head of the AmCham Automotive and Equipment Working Group & former Board member, and Board Chairman in 2018. Was presented with Honorary Life Membership for services rendered as a past Board Member and Chairman. He is also a Board Member/Private Sector Business Advisor, QSDC: An NGO assisting Mongolian SME’s with Business Development Strategies and Plans. And advisory Board Member, Project Management Institute, Mongolia Chapter. He is a British national living in Mongolia since 2011. 

Mr. Zakariae El Marzouki - Board Member

Mr. Zakariae El Marzouki - Board Member

Executive Director - Badrakh Energy LLC

Chairman - FMCCI

Mr. Zakariae El Marzouki is the Executive Director of Badrakh Energy LLC, a French-Mongolian-Japanese joint venture dedicated to the development of the Zuuvch-Ovoo project, Mongolia’s most advanced uranium project. Prior to his posting in Mongolia in 2018, he served as Chief Financial Officer of SOMAÏR S.A., one of the three biggest uranium mines on the African continent, where he succeeded in strengthening the company finances in a difficult context of declining commodity prices.

Zakariae was also head of business development for the Precious Metal Division of Managem Group, a Moroccan based mining company with the main focus on several assets in western, central and eastern Africa. He has an extensive work experience in the mining sector including prospecting for new greenfield opportunities, project development and operation management. He is a mining engineer by profession and graduated from “Ecole Polytechnique” and “Ecole des Mines de Paris”, two of the most prominent scientific universities in France. Mr. El Marzouki is also the Chairman of the French Mongolian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Mr. Tomas Bravenec - Executive Director, Board Member

Mr. Tomas Bravenec - Executive Director, Board Member

Executive Director - EuroChamber Mongolia

Mr. Tomas Bravenec of the Czech Republic is an international banking professional with 30 years of track record with leading European and global banks as well as International Financial Institutions. He gained majority of his experience in emerging and frontier markets with BankAustria Creditanstalt, Citigroup and the EBRD while working in New York, London, Vienna, Prague and Almaty. Since 2015, he has been living in Mongolia, first he acted as Deputy CEO of Golomt bank, and since fall 2019 as Executive Director of EuroChamber Mongolia.

Additionally, he has been sharing his knowledge as independent banking & finance consultant and trainer, and engaged in supporting sustainability on global scale as Banking committee member of United Nations Environment initiative (UNEP FI). He is proficient in five languages, including intermediate level of Mongolian.