THE BCM CHAIRMAN B.BYAMBASAIKHAN APPOINTED AS VICE PRESIDENT OF THE MNCCI
Pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding signed on 30 October 2019 between the Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MNCCI), the Business Council of Mongolia (BCM), Ulaanbaatar Chamber of Commerce (UBCC), International Women’s Federation of Commerce and Industry (IWFCI Mongolia Office) and CEO Club, the Chairman of BCM Mr Bayanjargal Byambasaikhan has been appointed as Vice President of MNCCI at the annual ceremony of “Entrepreneur 2019 Awards” hosted by the MNCCI on 20 December 2019.
The leaders of above mentioned associations join to the Committee of Presidents under the MNCCI to collaborate on improving Mongolia’s competitiveness in business, legal and investment environment.
Mr Byambasaikhan has been serving to accelerate Mongolia’s businesses for almost a decade by joining and chairing the BCM Board to deliver value for the public, its 250 members, and employees by advocating economic freedom and property rights provided by the constitution of Mongolia, and protecting and promoting common lawful interests of members for a fair, stable, and internationally competitive business environment.
From left: Ch.Gankhuyag (President of UBCC), O.Baigali (President of IWFCI Mongolia Office), S.Demberel (Former President of MNCCI), B.Byambasaikhan (Chairman of BCM), O.Amartuvshin (President of MNCCI), V.Ganzorig (President of CEO Club)
“One Day of the World" Exhibition
On 22 December 2019, Artist N.Sergelen along with his students held an opening ceremony for the biggest Mongolian Painting, that is described to have 21m long and 2.5m wide, encompassing a total area of 52.5m2.
Mr. N.Sergelen stated: To make a long story short, the idea of this painting came along in 1998. We had to do a lot of research beforehand. And finally, here we stand after 12 years of hard work with my student painters S.Ganzam, N.Khosbayar, Sh.Sainzul My friend Erkhembayar and peers from the art gallery have brought great contributions to motivate and support me throughout this period. "One Day of the World" shows different continents and countries of the world with a variety of lifestyles, animals, plants, natural wonders, innate traditions and cultures of different nations - over five thousand different items are embedded into the painting."
Mr. Byambasaikhan, Chairman of BCM noted: "I know that Mr. Sergelen has been working enormously hard on this project for many years. It is important to support our culture and artists, and it is essential to introduce Mongolia's unique artworks to the world to promote our country and attract foreign investment and foreign investments into our country. BCM is proudly co-hosting the opening ceremony of the masterpiece "One Day of the World" that combines the ancient style of Mongolian Painting together with illustration of science and theory."
Chairman of BCM, Mr. Byambasaikhan presented “Honor of Achievement Certificate” to Mr N.Sergelen and his students in recognition of inaugurating the XXI Century Mongolian Art masterpiece.
THE BCM ELECTS TWO NEW MEMBERS OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The BCM during its Board meeting last week elected two new Board members. From the five candidates who competed, Mr. S. Enkh-Amgalan, Executive Director of Petrovis Oil LLC and Mr. N.Manduul, Executive Vice President of ETT Mining LLC, had the most votes. The news of the two new Board members was announced by Chairman Mr. Byambasaikhan during the BCM's New Year party.
Mr. S.Enkh-Amgalan, CEO of Petrovis Oil LLC
Mr. S. Enkh-Amgalan is the CEO of Petrovis Oil LLC, fuel import and distribution holding company. He held executive positions in mining and energy sectors as Advisor to the Mining Minister of Mongolia, President and CEO of SouthGobi Resources listed at Toronto and HKEX, and Vice President of Mongolian Mining Corporation listed at HKEX and had an outstanding career with MCS Group. He led the successful completion of the first Mongolian commercial-scale windfarm “Salkhit” as the CEO of Clean Energy LLC.
Mr. Enkh-Amgalan is involved in the business community with Board responsibilities at the BCM and member of the CEO Club. He was the Founding President of Ambassadors for Development, US State Alumni Association
Mr. N. Manduul – Executive Vice President of ETT Mining LLC
Mr. N.Manduul has been serving for ETT Mining LLC since 2019, a spinoff of Erdenes Tavantolgoi JSC, with the purpose for Tavantolgoi international IPO project. Leeds the project, formulates the overall strategy and directs company operations to the TT IPO project.
From 2018 to 2019, Manduul worked as the Head of Securities and Markets division and Senior advisor to CEO at Erdenes Tavantolgoi JSC. From 2014 to 2018, he led Financial Policy Department of the Ministry of Finance. Served as Board Member/Commissioner at the Financial Regulatory Commission. Chaired Mongolian Stock Exchange, Credit Guarantee Fund of Mongolia.
Graduated MBA at Brandeis International Business School in the USA and BA in Business Administration at American University in Bulgaria.
We are happy to welcome Mr S.Enkh-Amgalan, and Mr. N.Manduul to our family and their expertise shall bring invaluable contribution to the BCM's purpose of delivering value to our members.
The Business Council of Mongolia organized an official meeting with the General Department of Taxation to discuss tax rules and procedures that will become effective starting from 1 January 2020 in accordance with new tax reforms approved by parliament in March 2019.
The meeting was led by Mr. Khishignemekh (Nicky), Vice-Chair of the Tax, Legal and Ethics Working Group of the BCM.
On 29 November 2019, the BCM in cooperation with the Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry submitted a list of 34 proposals to the Ministry of Finance and General Department of Taxation concerning draft regulations produced to follow the package of laws on taxation, and this meeting was organized to discuss these items.
Representatives from the Mongolian offices of international auditing companies Ernst & Young, KPMG, and PwC also attended the meeting.
We had a productive meeting, and the General Department of Taxation expressed their appreciation for the significant and important ideas put forward as well as their willingness to consider them.