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   International Conference Speakers

Ms. Enkhjargal Danzanbaljir, President, ADMWE

Enkhjargal has been actively involved in banking system of Mongolia for formulation of monetary and supervision policies, banking laws and regulation for the last 30 years. She was a former Deputy Governor of the Bank of Mongolia and a Director of the Representative Office of the Bank of Mongolia in London. Her previous roles outside the Bank of Mongolia include Consultant of the WB and ADB, Chairman of the Auditing Committee at the International Investment Bank, Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Chairman of the National Board of the Payment and Settlement Systems, Member of the National Statistics Committee and Member of the Development Bank of Mongolia. Along with her career job she has been involved in developing capacity building of Mongolian women. She is a co-founder of women’s NGO, the Association for the Development of Mongolian Women in Europe and acts as a President of the ADMWE.


Sir Paul Judge, Alderman of the City of London, the President of the Association of MBAs

Paul has wide international experience in the commercial, public, political and not-for-profit sectors.   He is an Alderman of the City of London, the President of the Association of MBAs, the Chairman of the British-North American Committee, of the British-Serbian Chamber of Commerce, of the Enterprise Education Trust, of the Museum of Brands and of St Dunstan’s College, a Director of the United Kingdom Accreditation Service and a Member of the Council of the Crown Agents. He has honorary degrees from Cambridge, Westminster, City and London South Bank universities. Internationally he is a Director of Tempur Sealy International Inc of Kentucky and of Abraaj Capital of Dubai. His honorary offices include being a Member of the Togolese President’s Investment Advisory Council and a Member of the Advisory Boards for the UK-India Business Council, for HEC in Paris, for the Athens University of Economics and Business and for RANEPA in Moscow.


Ms. Odontuya Adiyadorj, Executive Director, ADMWE

Graduated from the Institute of Foreign Languages in Ulaanbaatar.  As a professional interpreter, she worked for number of international organisations including World Bank, United Nations, TACIS and GTZ in implementing various development projects in Mongolia.  She holds postgraduate degrees from Mongolian University of Science and Technology and London Metropolitan University. Currently, Odontuya works as an information professional in the public sector in London. Since 2014, she is acting as an Executive Director of the ADMWE. 


Ms. Azjargal Ulziitogtokh, Deputy Director, EBRD Mongolia Office

Azaa graduated from University of Buckingham, University of Cambridge, ICMA Centre, UK. She started her banking career from Mongol Bank as analyst and worked at Barclays Capital, Energis, and EBRD. She has gained expertise in project financing and investment management through working in Central Asia, Mongolia and Eastern Europe. In 2002, Azaa joined in EBRD in the UK and now she is a Deputy Director of EBRD Office in Mongolia.


Mr. John Grogan, Chairman, MBCC

Grogan is a British politician, who served as the Member of Parliament between 1997 and 2010. He is currently Chair of the Mongolian-British Chamber of Commerce (MBCC). He graduated from Leeds and Oxford University. He worked as a communications coordinator with the Leeds City Council from 1987 to 1994 before setting up his own conference business from 1996–97. He worked for the Labour Party in various capacities in both Leeds and Wolverhampton. He also acted as the Labour Party press officer in the European Parliament at Brussels in 1995. During his time in parliament, Grogan served as a member of the Northern Ireland Select Committee from 1997 until 2001, and then again from 2005 until 2010. He was also the Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Groups on the BBC, Beer and Mongolia. In 2006, Grogan confirmed he would not contest the next general election after boundary changes were made to his Selby Constituency. In 2013, Grogan was selected as the Labour candidate for Keighley for the 2015 general election. He lost to the Conservative candidate Kris Hopkins by a margin of 3,053 votes. He is the honorary president of the University of York Labour Club. He is a member of the Fabian Society and the Institute for Public Policy Research.


Ms Lila Sharma, President of Belgium Asia Forum

Lila Sharma, Master’s in political science from Tribhuwan University Kathmandu. She is a President of Belgium Asia Forum (Federation of Asian Communities in Belgium). Actively involved in social work and politics as well. She is the only first generation Asian women who have participated in parliamentary election of Belgium. She has a vast experience working with different international Labor organizations related to trade union rights and education such as ICFTU, ILO and JILAF while she was a trade union leader in Nepal.


Ms Galina Matushina, Member of the City Council of Antwerp

Galina Matushina, Industrial Engineer from State Open University Moscow. She is an elected member of City Council, Antwerpen, Belgium. She works as an education coordinator in the International Committee of Social and Cultural Organization of Ethnic Multicultural Groups.


Ms Nahima Lanjri, Elected member of the Belgian Parliament

Nahima Lanjri, graduated from the Catholic Flemish School of Translators and Interpreters in Antwerp. Since 1995, she has been a Councilor in Antwerp. From 2003 to 2007, she worked in the Chamber of Deputies and was a Senate and Chairman of the Committee on Social Affairs from 2007 to 2010. On 13 June 2010, she was elected to the Chamber of Representatives in the constituency of Antwerp. Nahiama was a leader for CD & V in the district of Borgerhout in the local election in 2012. Currently, she is a councilor for Borgehout district. On May 25, 2014 she took the 2nd place in the List of Rooms for CD & V in the electoral district of Antwerp. She earned 19.614 preference votes and was re elected as MP. During the legislative period 2014 – 2019 she is a regular member of the social affairs committees, petitions and Parliamentary meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and deputy in the committees Interior, Health and the Advisory Committee for Social Emancipation. She is also the President of the Commission Naturalizations.


Ms Altanchimeg Lkhagva, Coordinator, Woman’s Division in BAF, President of “Ev Negdel” Mongolian Association, Belgium

Lkhagva Altanchimeg, Born in 1964 in Ulaanbaatar Mongolia. Studied medicine at the Mongolian Medical Science University in Ulaanbaatar and graduated Cum laude. She is the President of the Mongolian Association “Ev Negdel” and a representative of the Belgium Asia-Forum. Lkhagva has organised many cultural events in Europe. She is a prominent member of the Mongolian Community in Belgium


Mr Reza Golam, Founder and Chairman of Belgium-Bangladesh Cultural Complex & Secretary General of Belgium Asia Forum

Mr Reza Golam, achieved a Bachelor degree of Social Science in Economics from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He holds post graduate degree in Industrial Location and Development from Vrije University in Brussel. He is the founder and Chairman of Belgium-Bangladesh Cultural Complex & Secretary General of Belgium Asia Forum.


Mr. Paul Van Wouwe, Honorary Consul for Mongolia to the Flemish Region

Paul Van Wouwe was a Cultural Envoy for Mongolia in 2007 and was appointed as a Honorary Consul for Mongolia to the Flemish Region in Belgium in 2010. As a Honorary Consul, he has contributed in organising   number of projects in cultural, tourism, educational and commercial sectors of Mongolia and Belgium. In this position, he has consulted and offered his cooperation to the Embassy of Mongolia in Brussels. For many years, he has been providing support to the Mongolian community in Belgium. In his promotion of the Mongolian culture in all its aspects, he has taken an active role in the conceptualisation and guidance of projects. He has also contributed in many occasions to the fruitful cooperation with the appropriate levels of authority in Belgium. He is board member of the “Association Guillaume de Rubrouck” in France. Since many years he has been involved in organizing trans-border activities between French Flanders (France) and the Flemish Region (Belgium) like Tsagaan Sar, Naadam, the Week of Mongolia. He is also vice-president of the Uyaa Mongolia International Association in Paris, France for the protection and restoration of heritage.

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