Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The Board consisting of 12 Directors is elected by the members at EuroChamber’s Annual General Meeting every February by majority vote. A representative of the EU Delegation attends the Board meetings and acts as the liaison officer with the EU Delegation. The Board’s Executive Committee and EuroChamber’s staff manage the daily operations of the Chamber.

Mr. Oliver Thirlwall - Chairman of the Board

Mr. Oliver Thirlwall - Chairman of the Board

Chairman of the Board - EuroChamber Mongolia

Managing Director - WeLend Capital NBFI

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 and he  manages the Mongolia Real Estate Growth Fund, a fund that invested in commercial property in downtown UB. Prior to coming to Mongolia, Oliver worked in China for many years, primarily in private equity real estate for Merrill Lynch where he 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 is fluent in Mandarin and speaks two European languages.

He is currently serving as the Chairman of the Board for EuroChamber Mongolia.

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

Chief Executive Officer - 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.

Dr. Dashdorj Dugersuren - Secretary, Founding Board Member

Dr. Dashdorj Dugersuren - Secretary, Founding Board Member

Chief Executive Officer - 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. Ariunjargal Jamiyansharav - Treasurer, Founding Board Member

Mr. Ariunjargal Jamiyansharav - Treasurer, Founding Board Member

Chief Executive Officer  - 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. Mark Gabel - Founding Board Member

Mr. Mark Gabel - Founding Board Member

Chief Executive Officer - MSM Group

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. 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).

Mr. Peter Butler - Board Member

Mr. Peter Butler - Board Member

Deputy Country Director - Rio Tinto (Mongolia)

Mr. Butler is a talented corporate affairs professional with 17 years’ experience advising senior (FTSE) business leaders and leading political figures. Government and media relations expert with a proven ability to shape tax, trade and regulatory policy and drive meaningful social investment partnerships in developed and emerging markets.  

Haven recently relocated to UB as a senior leader for Rio Tinto Mongolia, he has transitioned into a General Management position in which he is responsible for protecting and enhancing shareholder value for Rio Tinto – the largest third neighbour investor in Mongolia.  He has contributed to reset Rio Tinto’s relationship with the Government of Mongolia and created the platform to support material change in Mongolia’s business climate and attractiveness as a destination for foreign investment

 

Ms. Klaartje Genbrugge - Board Member

Ms. Klaartje Genbrugge - Board Member

Founder - Madame Seguine

Ms. Klaartje Genbrugge has background in law and investment banking. She founded her own fashion brand - Madame Seguine from 2010 and has been a prominent member of the European business community in Mongolia. Now retailing on 3 continents and has featured on European catwalks and in magazines including Vogue. As an SME designer & manufacturer based in Mongolia, she has hands-on experience on what it is like to be in the small to medium enterprise sector and understands every aspect of the challenges of doing business in Mongolia, Europe and between both.

"As a newly elected board member, I would focus my attention on Eurochamber members involved in trade between Europe and Mongolia and sustainable projects and regulations that influence practical trade. It is important for members to be informed and experience what Eurochamber is doing for them and what it can do for them."

Ms. Genbrugge holds a Master's degree in Law & Economics from the Ugent University in Belgium, her academic institutions include Erasmus University in Rotterdam, University of Hamburg and University of Bologna.

Mr. Nasantulga Siizkhuu - Board Member

Mr. Nasantulga Siizkhuu - Board Member

Chief Executive Director - CRM

Mr. Nasantulga has over 20 years of strategic leadership and business development in the trade sector. A collaborative team player who prioritizes personnel dynamics, transparency and professional development. Currently working as the CEO for an exclusive distributor of French multinational corporation "Pernod Ricard" with CRM LLC in Mongolia, representing major brands in spirits and wine industry.

He holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the Business Institute of Pennsylvania, USA.
His academic background includes a Economics Degree from Chiba University, Japan.

 

Ms. Bolormaa Luvsandorj (Board Member)

Ms. Bolormaa Luvsandorj (Board Member)

Member of Board - Golomt Bank

Ms. Bolormaa is a seasoned executive currently serving as a Member of the Board at Golomt Bank, one of the leading commercials in the country, with years of serving public and private sector company boards such as Development Bank of Mongolia, Mongolian Stock Exchange, Golomt Capital LLC, Mandal Insurance LLC. An avid member of of the business community specializing in Risk, Audit and Governance and Nomination Committees, initiated the Gender Committee and serves as a board Champion guiding activity of this committee. She is an outspoken gender equality advocate with a close tie to the Women Entreprenuer Council at the National Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

She held important roles in international branches, such as Vice President of Risk Management, Investment Banking and Global Market in and Assistant VP of Risk Management at Deutsche Bank AG  in New York, Tokyo respectively. She has a Master's Degree in International Economics from Virgiana Polytechnic Institute, VA, USA and MBA Degree on concentration in Finance from the International University of Japan, Nigata.

Mr. Marc Meleard, Board Member (Partner Chambers)

Mr. Marc Meleard, Board Member (Partner Chambers)

Executive Director (Badrakh Energy)

A metallurgical engineer by training, Marc began his career at Arcelor in a steel plant in France. In 2002, Marc joined Rio Tinto Group in Cameroon as a Operation Manager in a Aluminum Plant (Alucam).

In 2009, he joined Orano Mining to successively occupy the positions of Process Plant Director at COMINAK (Underground Mining Site in Niger) then at KATCO (ISR site in Kazakhstan) in 2011. After that, Marc went back to Niger in 2014 and was in charge of COMINAK’s Operations (Mining & Processing). In 2017, Marc joined the teams of the Mining BU in Paris as Head of the Direction of Technical and Operational Excellence. In 2019, Marc spent 2 years in Gabon as Director of the Metallurgical Complex of Moanda (Eramet Comilog) and on 2021, Marc was appointed as the CEO of Badrakh Energy in Mongolia.