Board of Directors

Brad
Chairperson

Brad Clarke

Managing Director of Sandvik Mongolia LLC

Sandvik Mongolia LLC has an excellent reputation for supporting and participating in the AustCham business objectives, particularly supporting Mining company/members interest within the industry.  

“I would be proud to continue this legacy as a Corporate member and personally as a Chairperson in AustCham.
My view is the mining sector has the potential to drive social and economic development within Mongolia, I plan to support initiatives that support our member participation in this growth, advancing economical and responsible mining investment and policies within and outside the chamber.
I endeavour to represent all Members interests in executing my responsibilities on the board if successfully elected”

Enkhtuvshin
Vice-Chairperson

Enkhtuvshin Lunden

Country Program Manager of Australia Awards Mongolia

Enkhee has been working as a manager in Australia Awards in Mongolia for 15 years. She is responsible for alumni engagement with our Australian alumni each of whom are working in various sectors of business, government and civil society.

"I am thankful to my fellow Board members for entrusting me with the role. I believe my experience in business, stakeholder engagement and business development will enable me to make a significant contribution to AustCham. I look forward to encouraging Australian alumni to be the bridge between the two nations and its’ business world.

I am aware of the importance of AustCham and its ability to contribute to the benefit of alumni (creating an employment opportunity on return from Australia) and the many Australian citizens who work in Mongolia (adapting to the local culture, businesses and networking).   

Mongolia has much potential and offers tremendous opportunity to interested Australian entities. "

DB
Treasurer

Dolgormaa Bukhbat

CEO of Bodi International LLC

Dolgormaa services as the CEO of Bodi International (Bodi) LLC, which is one of the leading entities in Mongolian infrastracture since 1993 with 8 subsidiaries. BI is implementing complex engineering projects and businesses in the mining, railway, construction, and power sectors. 

In 2023, Bodi celebrates its 30th Anniversary with the successful completion of the Tavantolgoi-Gashuunsukhait railway project. Several projects, such as the Buuruljuut Power Plant, Tavantolgoi Coal Terminal etc., are ongoing now. 

In the last decade, Bodi's business operations are diversified and widened across several sectors. As a result, Bodi is looking forward to partnering with Australian companies to enhance the Mongolian economic situation in a comprehensive way. Some key personnel from the top management of Bodi Group are alumni of Australian top universities and they are keen to increase the business connection between Australia and Mongolia.

"As an alumna of ANU, Canberra, personally, I am looking forward to fruitful business cooperation between Australian and Mongolian companies as well as to bringing world-class mining engineering know-how to the Mongolian context." 

AF
Board Member and Chair of CSR Committee

Andrew Forster

General Director of Epiroc Mongolia LLC

"I have served as a General Director in Mongolia from 2010 with Maxam Explosives and more recently with Epiroc Mongolia. My time in Mongolia has given me an appreciation of the Mongolian business landscape and the challenges associated with navigating and succeeding within Mongolia.  

I would like to see AustCham Mongolia continue to be a voice and advocate for the members and the broader business community.  

As a member of the business community, it is imperative that we have a voice that is coordinated and communicated to the relevant bodies within Mongolia."

AH
Board Member and Chair of Events Committee

Andrew Herod

Director, Operations of TransWest Mongolia LLC

Transwest Mongolia LLC has been a long time supporter and member of AustCham Mongolia and we appreciate the positive impact the Chamber is making to the Mongolian business environment. 

“I have lived and been working in Mongolia full-time since 2018 and a member of AustCham Mongolia for that time.  Working at Transwest as the Operations Director keeps me in touch with the Mining industry and the government policy that drives the changes. I am very interested in keeping our industry at the forefront of the governments thinking and look forward to working with our members to table the important agenda to help with their success.”

BZ
Board Member and Chair of Business Development Committee

Bolor Zorigt

CEO of Erdenejas LLC

" I have a strong enthusiasm in developing the business interests of  and advocacy of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Mongolia members. Having actively participated in several AustCham Mongolia events and networking opportunities, I am fuelled with enthusiasm and passion to contribute meaningfully to the Chamber’s overarching mission and vision.  

My professional journey encompasses roles in diverse sectors, including a tenure at a multinational banking institution, Brown Brothers Harriman (Luxembourg). Additionally, in the past, I have served on the board of esteemed organizations such as MIG Insurance Ltd, Intermed Hospital, and the American School of Ulaanbaatar. My experience extends to high-level executive management positions within the construction and hospitality sectors, culminating in my current role as CEO of a mining exploration company.  

I firmly believe that my extensive industry background and expansive network will significantly enhance the Chamber’s capacity to represent the interests of our diverse business community. I am committed to fostering strategic partnerships with key shareholders and advocating for policies that promote economic prosperity and sustainable growth.  

I am genuinely excited about the opportunity to dedicate my time, energy, and expertise to AustCham Mongolia’s board. Collaborating with the talented individuals who make up the board is a chance I eagerly anticipate. Thank you for considering my nomination and I look forward to the prospect of serving the Chamber and its members diligently."

CD
Board Member

Colin Dunn

Deputy Country Director of Rio Tinto Mongolia LLC

Colin has recently made the transition from Brisbane, Australia to Ulaanbaatar for his new role as the Deputy County Director for Rio Tinto Mongolia LLC. With a career spanning over 14 years with Rio Tinto, he has primarily focused on commercial endeavors, notably as a senior leader in the Procurement function. His extensive experience includes fostering relations with Australian businesses and facilitating their growth as suppliers to Rio Tinto’s Pacific Operations. Additionally, Colin has previously collaborated with the Procurement team at Oyu Toloi, maintaining enduring partnerships and relations with their leaders.  

"I believe that my background can contribute to the development and ongoing success of AustCham Mongolia, and I can be a strong advocate for Australian businesses in Mongolia and for Mongolian businesses to develop opportunities in Australia."

DG
Board Member

Dulguun Gantumur

Partner of Dunnaran & Partners LLP

Dulguun is a Partner at Dunnaran & Partners LLP, a local law firm launched by the former lawyers of MinerEllison, an Australian-based international law firm, following its exit from the market. Dulguun worked for MinterEllison for nearly 10 years. 

He is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer with over 10 years of relevant experience advising foreign investors on their Mongolian investments and operations. Dulguun's expertise covers mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial, financing, regulatory compliance, energy and resources, real estate, and licensing.

Dulguun is educated in both Mongolia and the UK, obtaining an LLB from the National University and an LLM from the University of Westminster.  

Dulguun was involved in drafting AustCham Mongolia's charter, and has been providing ongoing legal support to AustCham Mongolia since its establishment and has served on the balloting committee for its AGM several times previously.

"As one of the most active and diverse foreign chambers in Mongolia, AustCham plays a meaningful role in developing commercial connections among its stakeholders and representing its members’ views to third-party stakeholders.

By serving on the board of directors of AustCham, I endeavor to contribute to AustCham’s public affairs and advocacy efforts, which can provide effective campaigns on issues that matter to its members and constructive law-based inputs into the formulation of policies impacting their businesses"

Julien
Board Member

Julien Lawrence

Director & Principal of O2 Mining and Engineering Services

Julien founded and is presently leading a growing Mining Services business O2 Mining and Engineering Services headquartered in Hong Kong with an office, multiple subsidiaries and ongoing investments in Mongolia.

Julien has extensive experience in mining project development throughout Asia which includes developing a number of coal, gold, and industrial minerals projects in Mongolia and base metal projects in the Philippines, China, and Kazakhstan.

Julien previously commissioned the first coal project for TerraCom in Mongolia and played a key role in strategically positioning the business for growth through acquisitions, operational expansion, and marketing. Through O2, Julien also led TerraCom Australia to successfully ramp up production and profitability of the Blair Athol Project.

Julien is a qualified Mining Engineer graduating with first-class honors from the University of Queensland. Julien also is a qualified Project Manager completing a Master's degree in Engineering Science specializing in Project Management. Julien is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

"I look forward to working with the Board and the staff to continue the great work that has been done in developing Australian-Mongolian business community."

MB
Board Member

Munkhzul Boroldoi

Chief Operations Officer of RJE Mongolia LLC

Munkhzul (Zula) currently works as the Chief Operations Officer at RJE Mongolia LL, an Australian-Mongolian Joint Venture company that provides engineering and construction services to the resources and mining industry in Mongolia. 

Her background includes 10 years living in Adelaide for senior schooling, University and working for RJE Global in South Australia. She also has extensive experience in Project Management for Khan Bank. 

Holding a degree in Information Technology from Flinders University in South Australia which exposes her to the technical side of the world, however, her education and work experience has been in project management. 

"Most of my life has been shaped in Australia, and having a role in my organization being a bridge between Australians and Mongolians to bring the two different cultures and values together, and I believe this will be relevant to AustCham Mongolia’s mission. I look forward to supporting AustCham Mongolia through my advocacy and hope to bring a positive influence, progressive attitude, and most importantly, value to AusCham Mongolia."

RW
Board Member

Rahn Wood

President OF Trade & Development Bank of Mongolia

Over 30 years of achievement in Retail, Commercial, Investment & Digital Banking including executive roles at prestigious financial institutions including HSBC (Australia, Hong Kong & Singapore), Vietnam International Bank, Techcombank (Vietnam), Saudi British Bank, Macquarie Bank, MasterCard, and ANZ Bank. 

Rahn's contributions as an industry leader were recognised in 2001 when he was voted Australia's eBanker/CIO of the Year and he was made a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia) in 2004.

He holds a Bachelor of Law (1992) & Economics (1987) from Monash University, Melbourne, completed INSEAD's High-Performance Leadership program in 2007/08 and in 2020 was certified as a Chartered Banker by the Chartered Bankers Institute (UK). 

Rahn's goal for AustCham Mongolia is to increase engagement in the economic and social development of Mongolia by leveraging the strengths of member companies and Australian government programs.

Sam holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) from the University of New South Wales, and is passionate about creating sustainable benefits in communities hosting the development and operation of mining projects. 

Since early 2020, Sam has been working as a Chief Operating Officer for Australian-listed Aspire Mining Limited, who through its worthy owned local entity Khurgatai Khairkhan LLC is working to develop the Ovoot Coking Coal project. 

Prior to this, Sam has lived and worked full-time in Mongolia since early 2010 with varioaus Australian and Mongolia owned businesses including Leighton Mongolia LLC, Mongolian Mining Corporattion, and TerraCom Resources Limited. 

DP
David Preston - Ex Officio Board Member

First Secretary, Australian Embassy, Mongolia

David joined the Australian Embassy Ulaanbaatar with his wife Rosemary in May 2021. David manages the Australian development cooperation program to Mongolia and is responsible for political, economic, trade, and defense reporting.

Before joining the Ulaanbaatar Embassy, David was the development specialist for Sri Lanka and Maldives section in Canberra. He was responsible for the development of the program's COVID-19 Development Response Plan which set out Australia's strategic policy for its engagement with Sri Lanka, as part of the Australian Government's Partnerships for Recovery: Australia's COVID-19 Development Response. At the same time, David was responsible for a range of political, trade, and economic programs and supported colleagues at POst in Colombo with Australia's overall engagement in Sri Lanka.

David's most recent posting (2015-2019) was to Islamabad in Pakistan where he was First Secretary of Development Cooperation. During his time in Pakistan, David managed the Pakistan program's economic Growth portfolio. David played a significant role influencing key stakeholders for desired outcomes by building networks with the government, civil society, and private sector. He collaborated with the Government of Pakistan to instigate and develop a Memorandum of Understanding on the water between Australia and Pakistan and established the Water Donors Group, representing Australia's interest and taking the lead role in harmonizing development support in the water sector in Pakistan. 

"I am delighted to take up this role with AustCham Mongolia. The Chamber provides an important focus and voice for Australian commercial interets in Mongolia. The Australian GOvernment through its Embassy in Ulaanbaatar looks forward to continuing its strong association with the Chamber on matters of mutual interest"

UPCOMING EVENTS
AustCham and Sandvik’s July Sundowner Premier Networking Event
July 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

AustCham Mongolia’s May Sundowner Networking event with ARD Insurance
May 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

RECENT NEWS
AustCham Mongolia Annual Report 2023
April 1, 2024

AustCham Mongolia Board Nominees 2024
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July 26, 2023

Minpac Logistics (Australia) Pty Ltd becomes a new ‘Corporate’ member of AustCham Mongolia
July 6, 2023

Techenomics Mongolia renewed their ‘Company’ membership with AustCham Mongolia for 2023!
July 5, 2023