Board of Directors

Julien
Chairperson

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."

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." 

AH
Board Member

Andrew Herod

Director, Operations at 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.”

Brad
Board Member

Brad Clarke

Managing Director at 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 Plus member and personally as a Board Member 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”

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Board Member

David Reiner

Executive Director of MSM Group LLC

David Reiner is a founding partner, shareholder and a Board Member of MSM Group LLC. He has over 20 years' of experience in service and distribution industry. David has served as the Chairman, CEO, COO and CFO of MSM Group, and is an exclusive corporate partner in Mongolia for John Deere, BASF, Daimler Benz, Chrysler, Ford, Boart-Longyear and Moet Hennessey, among other globally recognized brands.

He is an active contributor in the Mongolian political arena - being instrumental in improving the regulatory environment for business, both Mongolia and foriegn alike. In addition, David is a founding Board Member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ulaanbaatar, and served as the Deputy Executive Director of the Board of the International School of Ulaanbaatar. He is a qualified lawayer with a Juris Doctorate Law Degree and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science / Economics. David is also fluent in English, Japanese, Mongolian and Spanish.

"I believe my expertise and experiences will be of a value to the Australian Chamber of Commerce Mongolia (AustCham Mongolia). I am certain that there are many aspects of MSM Group’s close ties and representations with Australian business interests – partnerships with BASF Mining Chemical Division, BoartLongyear, Fero Industries, Water Treatment Services and Australian Muds Company among others – will be mutually beneficial in promoting business interests in Mongolia."

DG
Board Member

Dulguun Gantumur

Partner at 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"

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Board Member

Munkhzul Boroldoi

Chief Operations Officer at 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 at 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. 

Sam Bowles
Board Member

Samuel Bowles

Chief Operating Officer - Aspire Mining Limited

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 lived and worked full-time in Mongolia since early 2010 with various Australian and Mongolia-owned businesses including Leighton Mongolia LLC, Mongolian Mining Corporation, and TerraCom Resources Limited. 

"As was the case 12 years ago when I first arrived in Mongolia, there remain tremendous opportunities for collaboration between Australian and Mongolian businesses. such collaboration can clearly benefit the respective businesses, whilst also producing tangible direct and indirect benefits for the broader population in Mongolia. I am passionate about creating such benefits through the development and operation of responsible mining projects but recognize that there are many other sectors of industry where similar benefits can be realized. I look forward to supporting AustCham Mongolia in its efforts, which aim to benefit both member organizations and the broader community."

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Board Member

Tsendmaa Choijamts

Executive Director of PwC Mongolia LLC

Tsendmaa is a Tax and Legal Services Director of PwC Tax Mongolia. She has over 25 years of tax professional experience, the last 18 years of which have been spent on Mongolian taxation.

Prior to joining the firm, she had worked at the General Department of the Taxation in Mongolia as a Head of Mineral Resource Taxation Division, where her role was to lead administration of tax compliance issues of Mongolian mining sector.

Tsendmaa has experience in providing tax consulting, tax compliance, tax litigation and tax due diligence services both to local and multinational companies in Mongolia.

She advises on a broad range of sectors including financial, telecommunication, mining, construction, energy and trading.

Businesses face challenges in an ever-changing competitive environment in which they do business. Having joined AustCham, I would like to try making positive changes in the business environment by combining teamwork and joint efforts.

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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"

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