25th International Conference on The Future of Asia

May 30-31, 2019


Gombojav Zandanshatar

Gombojav Zandanshatar

Chairman of the State Great Hural of Mongolia, Mongolia

Mr. G. Zandanshatar serves as the Speaker of the Parliament since February 1st, 2019, when he was unanimously elected by the Members of the Parliament.

His previous high-ranking positions include State Minister & Chief of the Cabinet Secretariat, Government of Mongolia from October 2017 until February 2019.

From 2004 until 2012, for two terms, he was a Member of the Parliament of Mongolia, and from 2009 to 2012, he was Mongolia's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

He also served as the General Secretary of the Mongolian People's Party, Mongolia's largest party by membership from 2012 to 2013.

Before his appointment as Foreign Minister, during which he had many foreign policy accomplishments from renewing the country's foreign policy concept to adopting new trade agreements with several partners, he had a successful career in Mongolia's banking sector, working at the Agricultural Bank, Khan Bank, and the Central Bank of Mongolia. He also served as the Deputy Minister of Agriculture, before being elected to Parliament. After graduating from the State Institute of Finance in Russia, he began his career as a Lecturer on Economics and Finance at Mongolia's Institute of Commerce and Industry.

He did extensive research while studied as visiting scholar and fellow at Stanford University USA focused on issues related to the democratic and political development of Mongolia given its geostrategic situation. He successfully applied his research into practice and was instrumental in enacting first ever Deliberative Polling Law in Mongolia and is actively working on issues such as Constitutional amendment.

He has published extensively on various banking issues and on topics regarding the international relations process in refereed journals and different conference proceedings. He has been a strong supporter of the reform process, being actively involved in the organization of youth development.


2017-2019 State Minister of Mongolia, Chief of Cabinet Secretariat
2016-Present Parliament Member
2013-2015 Visiting Scholar at Centre for Democracy, Development and Rule of Law, Stanford University, United States
2012-2013 General Secretary of Mongolian People’s Party
2009-2012 Minister of Foreign Affairs
2008-2012 Parliament Member
2004-2008 Parliament Member
2003-2004 Vice Minister of Agriculture
2000-2003 Deputy Director General at Khan Bank
1998-2000 Manager of Training Center, Plenipotentiary Delegate, Member of Receivership Team, Mongol Bank
1995-1998 Economist, Officer at Foreign Exchange Division, Manager in charge of Structural Changes, Director of Foreign Exchange Division, Agriculture Bank (Khan Bank)
1992-1995 Researcher at Research Centre for Marketing and Business, Instructor at Faculty of Finance and Economics, Institute of Trade and Industry
2012-2015 Visiting scholar/Fellow, Stanford University, California, USA.
2002-2004 Maastricht and Mongolian Business development Agency joint Master of Business Administration degree

Master of Finance and Economics at Baikal State University of Economics and Law, Russian Federation

Honorary Professor of Baikal State University of Economics and Law, Russian Federation


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