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Sukhbaatar Batbold

  
       Sukhbaatar Batbold, the founding Chairman of the 
  Mongolian Development Strategy Institute, is former Prime Minister of Mongolia and Chairman of the Mongolian People’s Party. He is currently is a member of Parliament, where he has been elected four times starting from 2004. As all the Mongolians, he goes by one name – Batbold, and the second name – Sukhbaatar – is his father’s name.  
As all the Mongolians, he goes by one name, Batbold, and Sukhbaatar is his father's name and used as a family name in Western-style documents. Also he is known as Sukhbaataryn Batbold, as Mongolians call themselves, which literally can be translated as "Batbold, (son) of Sukhbaatar".   
  
S.Batbold was born in 1963 in Dornod provice of Mongolia. He graduated from high school in Ulaanbaatar, and then started his studies at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). He continued to study at the London Business School in 1991, and at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Moscow in 2002, where he received a doctor degree.

S.Batbold started his career as Expert at the Import division of the Ministry of Economy in 1986. From 1988 to 1992 he held an executive position at Mongol Impex Cooperative, state-owned company engaged in foreign trade. From there he went on to set up Altai Trading LLC, where he served as General Director between 1992 and 2000. During the time when he run the business, Altai Trading grew to one of the largest privately held holding companies in Mongolia with assets in various sectors including cashmere processing, hotel, mobile, etc. 

In 2000 he became Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and continued his rise in politics by becoming Minister for Industry and Trade in 2004, Minister for Foreign Affairs in 2008. He served as Prime Minister of Mongolia and elected the Chairman of the Mongolian People’s Party during 2009-2012. During his tenure as the Prime Minister, Mongolia”s GDP growth reached 17.3% spurred by the development of large mining projects, establishment of Human Development Fund and public housing projects. Under his leadership the party reverted to its original name of Mongolian People’s Party from Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party.  
In addition to successful career in business and politics, he has an interest in a wide range of social issues. For many years, he was President of Mongolian Wrestling Association. His family runs a Tuguldur Foundation that promotes performance arts in Mongolia.    
S.Batbold speaks English and Russian. He is married with five children.

Selection of speaches, books and articles by Sukhbaatar Batbold


"Хямрал хаана ч урилгагүй зочин байдаг, харин Монголд урилгаар ирсэн", УИХ-ын гишүүн, Монгол Улсын Ерөнхий сайд асан Сүхбаатар Батболдын “Бид хамтдаа” үндэсний форумд тавьсан “Хөгжлийн бодлого ба эдийн засгийн орчин” илтгэлийн товчлол, Улаанбаатар, 2015 оны 10 сарын 26-30

Сүхбаатарын Батболд, Бид Хамтдаа Чадна: Хэлсэн үг, Бодлого зорилт, Үзэл бодол, Байр суурь, I Боть (Sukhbaataryn Batbold, Bid Khamtdaa Chadna: Khelsen ug, Bodlogo zorilt, Uzel bodol, Bair suuri, I Boti, Sukhbaataryn Batbold, We Can Do It, Together: Speeches, Policies and Objectives, Principle and Views, Volume I), Ulaanbaatar, 2011.

Сүхбаатарын Батболд, Бид Хамтдаа Чадна: Хөдөө аж ауйн бодлого, Хэлсэн үг, Үзэл бодол, Байр суурь, II Боть (Sukhbaataryn Batbold, Bid Khamtdaa Chadna: Khedee Aj Ahuin Bodlogo, Khelsen ug, Uzel bodol, Bair suuri, II Boti, Sukhbaataryn Batbold, We Can Do It, Together: Agricultural policies, Speeches, Principle and Views, Volume II), Ulaanbaatar, 2011.

Сүхбаатарын Батболд, Бид Хамтдаа Чадна: Хэлсэн үг, Бодлого зорилт, Үзэл бодол, Байр суурь, III Боть (Sukhbaataryn Batbold, Bid Khamtdaa Chadna: Khelsen ug, Bodlogo zorilt, Uzel bodol, Bair suuri, III Boti, Sukhbaataryn Batbold, We Can Do It, Together: Speeches, Policies and Objectives, Principle and Views, Volume III), Ulaanbaatar, 2012.

Сүхбаатарын Батболд, Бид Хамтдаа Чадна: Хэлсэн үг, Бодлого зорилт, Үзэл бодол, Байр суурь, IV Боть (Sukhbaataryn Batbold, Bid Khamtdaa Chadna: Khelsen ug, Bodlogo zorilt, Uzel bodol, Bair suuri, IV Boti, Sukhbaataryn Batbold, We Can Do It, Together: Speeches, Policies and Objectives, Principle and Views, Volume IV), Ulaanbaatar, 2012.