Board of Directors
Steve has 40 years of Caterpillar and Caterpillar Dealer management experience in 10 countries and 15 years of competency in organizational and general management. Steve worked for PT Trakindo Utama LLC in Indonesia as a General Manager and has extensive experience in providing advisory services, working for the SME Advisory Services division of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He has broad expertise in business systems and processes, and a very strong background in the mining industry, including mining equipment rentals, aftermarket support, and finance. Currently, Steve is a CEO of Taskonir Trading LLC. Steve holds an MBA from the Scottish Business School of the University of Edinburgh and a BA in economics from the University of Keele in England.
On September 14, 2015 Oybek joined Tenger Financial Group as the CEO of Tenger Insurance LLC, and was nominated to represent Xac Bank as a Corporate Member at AmCham Mongolia. For 20+ years Mr. Khalilov has worked in the private insurance market area working with American International Group, Inc. He has spent five years from 1994 to 1999 with American International Group, Inc. in London/UK serving as the CEO of political risk JV. He was in charge of AIG general insurance operations in Central Asia and Caucasus from 2000 to 2015. His entire professional career is showcased by major contributions in taking companies to greater levels of financial, competitive, and operational performance. He has an in in-depth knowledge of property, energy, casualty, and financial lines and accident insurance and political risk insurance products. Oybek joined AmCham in Uzbekistan in 1997 and held positions of Board Secretary, Chairman of Banking and Finance Committee, Chairman of Membership Committee. Oybek was elected as Vice-President of AmCham in Uzbekistan in 2000. In May 2010 resigned with honors from the Board in Uzbekistan and in March 2012 was elected as a member of the Board of Directors of American Chamber of Commerce in Kazakhstan.
Mr. Munkhbat Chuluun has over seven years of experience working in mining sector and currently serves as a President and Executive Director of SouthGobi Sands LLC, one of the largest coal mining companies and an affiliate company of SouthGobi Resources Ltd., which is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. Munkhbat is as well an Honorary Council-General of New Zealand in Mongolia. He has a broad experience working for government institutions and at international organizations. From 2005 until 2012 Munkhbat served as a Deputy Prosecutor General of Mongolia. He is now a President of Mongol-New Zealand Friendship Society and a Board member of Public Administration magazine. He holds BA in Law from the Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Russia and MSSc in Public Administration and Public Policy from the University of Waikato, New Zealand.
Mr. Koppa, an American citizen, is Executive Vice Chairman of TDB as well as President of TDB Capital LLC. He came to Mongolia in October 2004 as part of the management and technical assistance program provided to TDB by ING Bank. Mr. Koppa has been active in Mongolia’s financial and business community. For six years he was Chairman of Mongolian Mortgage Corporation and has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Business Council of Mongolia for several years. In May 2011, Mr. Koppa received the Polar Star Award from President Elbegdorj in recognition to his contribution to developing the banking and finance sector in Mongolia. In 2007, Mr. Koppa was honored by the Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry with its SILK ROAD AWARD for his contribution to sustainable growth in the local financial sector. Mongolia represents Mr. Koppa’s twelfth country in his long international banking career. He is a graduate in International Relations from the University of Wisconsin. Among community involvement in past country work experiences, Mr. Koppa can include service on the Board of Directors of AmChams in Hong Kong and Milan, Italy.
Mr. Versavel is a Belgian national and holds a Master of Laws from the University of Antwerp. He is currently the Country Representative for ING Bank in Mongolia, having arrived in September 2016. Previously, Mr. Versavel has held Country Manager and CEO positions for ING in Ukraine, South Korea, China, and Indonesia. He has extensive experience managing international corporate client relationships and has worked with regulators, central banks, and governments to ensure stable and sustainable growth, and recovery of emerging and/or struggling economies.
Mr. Esentsengel has been the Deputy Director of MCS Holding LLC since 2012. His main role is in managing and representing MCS Holding as Board Director for various MCS subsidiaries in property development and real estate, telecommunication, and fast-moving consumer goods. In addition, he manages MCS group's risk management and is involved in number of internal business development projects. Before joining MCS, he worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Germany and Mongolia. He has been the driving force for bringing and developing PwC practice in Mongolia. He holds a diploma in oriented business administration from the University of Stuttgart, Germany.
Daniel Kesl is Senior Manager, Information Technology at Oyu Tolgoi LLC and he has been working for Oyu Tolgoi since 2011, accountable for all aspects of Information Systems & Technology (IS&T) across the Oyu Tolgoi (OT) Mine site in the South Gobi and the company’s offices in Ulaanbaatar and Beijing. Daniel is a results-driven professional with extensive experience leading people and project teams, implementing and overseeing technology programs, and administering budgets in a multi-national environment. He has more than 20 years of successful overseas experience in planning and directing activities that provide innovative solutions and technology to meet business requirements. Daniel assisted in the founding of the CIO (Chief Information Officer) Club of Mongolia, which unites the IT Leaders of the largest Mongolian companies.
Mr. Dolgion is the CEO of Bloomberg TV Mongolia, based in Ulaanbaatar. He was the first Mongolian television journalist to report from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. While covering stories from over 40 countries, Dolgion also covered stories and special programs from the trading floors of the New York and London stock exchanges. He worked for WCOV-FOX 20 in Montgomery, Alabama in the USA. He is also the publisher of Mongolia’s premier business daily, ZGM/Financial Times, and serves as Chairman of the Board at JCDecaux Mongolia. As an economist, he is currently completing his doctoral thesis on financial crises and the role of institutional investors at IFE. Mr. Dolgion holds a master’s degree from Peking University, P.R.C. He received a bachelor’s degree in security studies from Bradford University, United Kingdom.
At Monpolymet Group, as the Chairwoman, she oversees the Group’s various business activities in mining, mineral explorations, rehabilitation, construction and production of building materials with over 1000 employees while focusing on delivering the Group’s business visions through improvements in governance, environmental responsibility, standardization, and business performance. A trilingual financial engineer with World Bank, Central Bank of Mongolia development economics experience that ventured both in public and private sectors. Received cum laude diplomas with double majors in undergrad and graduate studies from George Washington University in Washington, DC, USA and the University of San Francisco, CA, USA in Finance and Economics. Previously as a CEO at Monpolymet, she implemented the company’s MonCement project and successfully commissioned Mongolia’s first technologically advanced and environmentally friendly cement plant that substitutes imports. Her past professional experience includes the World Bank producing macroeconomic reports from 2009-2012 while focusing on improving the public’s understanding of the economic situation and the rationale of the government’s policy reforms, thus helping to forge consensus around the policy reform agenda. She also worked at the Central Bank of Mongolia as an economist.
Scott Schlink is a senior associate in MinterEllison Ulaanbaatar with over 12 years of global experience in construction, infrastructure and commercial advice and litigation. His principal areas of practice include construction, infrastructure, energy and resources, dispute resolution, commercial and employment law. Scott's expertise includes advising on risk and risk profiles, tendering, structuring, drafting, contract management and dispute resolution options. Scott also brings ‘hands-on’ industry experience, having previously served as the Head of Legal at Senvion Australia (formerly REpower Australia) and Legal Counsel at Vestas Australian Wind Technology (both of who are global leaders in the wind turbine industry). Scott also served nearly three years as General Counsel to the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS). Scott is permanently based in MinterEllison’s Ulaanbaatar office and has worked full time in Mongolia for over a year. During Scott’s time in Ulaanbaatar he has been instrumental to the office’s employment, M&A, mining and commercial practice as well as advising on a number of energy, construction and infrastructure matters.