AmCham Mongolia Awards Prominent Economist Da. Ganbold with “2016 Business Leadership Award”
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia – The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Mongolia presented its 2016 Business Leadership Award to Mr. Da. Ganbold, a prominent economist and former CEO of Erdenes Oyu Tolgoi LLC. This distinguished award was presented at AmCham’s Fifth Anniversary Gala at Shangri-La Hotel, on Saturday, December 10, 2016. This annual award recognizes a leader in the business community who displays a commitment to promoting private sector growth, job creation, and free market principles.
The event brought together over 300 of AmCham’s members and special guests, including Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce Jackson Cox; the U.S. Embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission, Manny Micaller; Member of Parliament A. Undraa; Canadian Ambassador Ed Jager; and Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Mongolia Catherine Arnold; as well as AmCham’s Honorary Members Member of Parliament D. Tsogtbaatar, former Prime Minister Ch. Saikhanbileg, and former Foreign Affairs Minister Ts. Gombosuren.
Jay Liotta, the Chairman of AmCham Mongolia, presented the award and noted, “AmCham’s Board of Directors is very proud to be presenting this award tonight to Mr. Da. Ganbold. Your leadership roles in both the public and private sectors of Mongolia have played key roles in the growth of the private sector and the market economy in Mongolia since 1990. In particular, we applaud your efforts and contributions to the historic signing of the Oyu Tolgoi Phase II agreement.”
Mr. Da. Ganbold accepted the award and told the evening’s attendees, “The private sector plays a key role in the further growth and development of Mongolia. The growth of the sector will be the driving engine of the country’s growth. This is as an acknowledgement of the work that I and my colleagues did during my tenure in both the public and private sector, and I am honored to receive this prestigious award.”
The event was made possible by the generous contributions of Founding Sponsor G-Mobile, the first 100% domestically funded entity in the telecommunications industry in Mongolia, as well as the Premier Sponsor Monpolymet Group, and Corporate Sponsors GTs Advocates, MahoneyLiotta LLP, MSM Group, Petro Matad Group, Shangri-La Hotel Ulaanbaatar, and Transwest Mongolia.
About AmCham Mongolia
AmCham Mongolia is an independent membership-driven organization that seeks to build, strengthen, and protect business between the United States and Mongolia and to actively promote Mongolia as a destination for American investment. AmCham Mongolia is the official local affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the largest business federation in the world with over 3 million member companies. AmCham Mongolia is also a member of the Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce, consisting of 29 American Chambers of Commerce in the Asia-Pacific Region.