Our team  



Nationality/citizenship: Mongolian
Current residence: Mongolia
Languages: Mongolia (native) English (fluent)

Batshur leads the company’s consulting and analytical services. Before coming to Mongolia in 2010, she worked for the World Bank in Washington DC for four years, where she conducted international trade and investment policy research that covered more than 100 countries. Her team created a large database of policies for trade in services and she co-authored several publications. In 2010, she came back to Mongolia and worked for Oyu Tolgoi project as a consultant for its Community and Regional Development team. In 2010, she assisted OT to complete the Macroeconomic Impact Assessment; in 2011, she managed a study on Regional Economic Impact Assessment, and initiated a study on Financial Valuation of Sustainability Investment using International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) Financial Valuation tool. In 2012, she became a senior manager at Deloitte Mongolia office, and she assisted to set up ERS and Sustainability Services. While at Deloitte, she provided services to Ministry of Environment and Tax division of Ministry of Finance in areas of incorporating risk management approaches into policy-making and public administration. She obtained her Master of Arts (2005) in International Economics from Johns Hopkins University, the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington DC. Her BA is from Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa, USA (2002). 



Nationality/citizenship: Australian
Current residence: Thailand 
Languages: English (native)

Mr. Hitchcock is an Australian economist and former Foreign Service officer with 30 years of professional experience in Asia and Africa. He has extensive experience in project management, implementing complex technical assistance projects, and delivering results and communicating the impacts of the project effectively. His experience can be illustrated by his previous experience when he managed ADB projects including when he was a Country Director for Mongolia, Director of EARG, and a Country Director for Nepal. As a Country Director for Mongolia, Mr. Hitchcock led the preparation of the Country Program and Strategy for Mongolia and supervised a wide range of analytical studies to support policy formulations. As a director of EARG, he led the preparation of the governance, trade, finance, private sector and regional cooperation elements of the country strategy for the PRC. During that period he played the leading role in the development of transport and trade facilitation strategies for the CAREC region in Central Asia. As a Country Director for Nepal, he led the preparation of the Country Program and Strategy, supervised significant analytical work undertaken in support of the Government’s policy reform agenda. Mr. Hitchcock guided ADB’s support to Nepal’s post conflict transition process from 2008 through 2011. He concluded his career at ADB as Adviser to the Director General of the South Asia Regional Department. Mr. Hitchcock was appointed Director, Country Coordination, Regional Cooperation, Governance, Finance and Trade Division of the East Asia Department in June 2006. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree (Honors in Physics and Atmospheric Remote Sensing) from the University of Melbourne, a Graduate Diploma in Economics, and a Master’s degree in Economics from the Australian National University. During his service in Manila, Mr. Hitchcock was also appointed Associate Professor in the Graduate School at the University of St. Tomas, where he taught courses in international economics on a pro-bono basis.


N.Otgonsaikhan2Nationality/citizenship: Mongolian

Current residence: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Languages: Mongolian (native) Russian (fluent), and English (good)

Professor Otgonsaikhan Nyamdaa is a senior expert in trade policy in Asia, free trade agreements and custom tariff regulations. She has over 19 years in lecturing on trade policies, free trade agreements, exports and tariff regulations at the Business School of National University of Mongolia. She has served as a Head of Trade Department at the Business School since 2013 at her university. She has 9 years of experience in advising on trade policy issues for National Development institute of Mongolia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Economic Development, Ministry of Food and Agriculture and Ministry of Finance. Her recent research projects focus on the possibilities to establish Free Trade Agreement between Mongolia, Russia and China and its implications. Professor Otgonsaikhan has published research papers on Mongolia’s current trade policies and tariff regulations with Russia, China, Japan, Korea and implications of the FTAs and free trade zones on Mongolian economy in multiple languages, Mongolian, English and Russian. She published several research papers on Northeast Asian economic integration and customs tariff regulations of Mongolia. She holds a PhD in Economics from Russia’s Baikal National University of Economics and Law.


Dr. Enkhbold. VNationality/citizenship: Mongolian

Current residence: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Languages: Mongolian (native) and English (good)

Mr. Enkhbold Vorshilov is a senior trade expert with 25 years of professional experience in Mongolian and Northeast Asian trade policies, trade negotiations, economic integration, accession to WTO and diplomacy. He started his career as a trade promotion officer at Mongolian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 1990 and formulated Mongolia’s FDI policy and drafted the investment regulations. From 1999 until 2012, Mr. Enkhbold served in Foreign Service of Mongolia, acting as a WTO Senior expert at the Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation Department; Economic affairs diplomat at the Embassy of Mongolia in Geneva responsible for Mongolia’s relations with the WTO, UNCTAD, ITC, WIPO; as an Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to India and Sri-Lanka responsible for upgrading economic partnership with two countries to the level of “Comprehensive Partnership”; and, lastly, as an “Ambassador at Large” responsible for Japan-Mongolia EPA/FTA negotiations. He was involved in the tripartite negotiations between Russia, China and Mongolia on “Transit Transportation Agreement” which were held during 2004-2007, under the auspices of UNCTAD. In 2013 he was awarded PhD degree from the National University of Mongolia. Recently, he works as an independent expert in national trade and free trade agreement projects with organizations such as ADB, GIZ, UNESCAP and Government of Mongolia.  Mr. Enkhbold has published several research paper on topics ranging from Northeast Asian coal market, Mongolia’s export potentials, globalization and economic diplomacy, global coking coal trends, and bilateral trade and economic cooperation between Mongolia and Russia. 


Batkhuu_passport photo (3)Nationality/citizenship: Mongolian

Current residence: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Languages: Mongolian (native) and English (good)

He is a co-founder and partner of SDC and he is in charge of finance.  He speaks English and Mongolian fluently. He received his MBA degree, with distinction, in May of 2014 from International Business School of Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA.  He received several rewards and prizes in stock market development in Mongolia. 

Our Advisory Committee: 


team-member5-bigLayton has known Ms. Batshur Gootiiz since 1994, and recruited her when he worked as Executive Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Social Responsibility for OyuTolgoi LLC (from 2005-2010). Layton is a pro bono advisor and endorser for Sustainable Development Consulting. He has known the founder of SDC, Batshur Gootiiz, since 1994 and has worked with her in technical and professional capacity. Since January 2011, Layton Croft has worked as Vice President for International Government Relations in Asia for Peabody Energy. Based in Singapore and responsible for external and corporate affairs throughout the region with focus on China, India, Indonesia and Mongolia, Layton brings his 19+ years of professional experience in stakeholder management and in Asia to bear on advancing business development opportunities for the world's largest private sector coal mining company. With more than 14 years of experience living and working in Mongolia, mostly in rural development context, Layton is expertly familiar with and experienced in socio-economic and environmental baseline and impact assessment work. He initiated, championed and oversaw completion of the 2008 South Gobi Social, Economic and Environmental Baseline Survey conducted in partnership with OyuTolgoi, UmnugoviAimag government, and various Mongolian NGO and academic partners. Layton is a Founding Executive Committee and Board member of the Business Council of Mongolia, an Honorary Permanent Director of the Mongolian National Mining Association, a Founding Trustee of the American University of Mongolia, and a Director of the North-America Mongolia Business Council.

Contact email: LCroft@peabodyenergy.com


RobertRobert Boutilier, Ph.D., is a researcher, author, and consultant. He is president of Boutilier& Associates, a social research consultancy (www.stakeholder360.com). He is also an associate of the Centre for Sustainable Community Development at Simon Fraser University and of the Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility, Melbourne.Dr. Boutilier has developed a system for measuring the levels of social capital in an organization’s relationships with its stakeholders and among the stakeholders themselves (i.e., the Stakeholder 360®). He has also developed a measure of the social license to operate. It assesses the socio-political risk associated with resource extraction and infrastructure projects. Robert has conducted workshops on stakeholder relations for managers in Austria, Australia, Brazil, Bolivia, Canada, the DR Congo, France, Ghana, Italy, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Poland, South Africa, and the United States. He is a regular conference speaker and has published scholarly articles on firm-stakeholder relations and community development issues in the Journal of Business Ethics, and the Journal of Corporate Citizenship. He currently lives in Cuernavaca, México, where he wrote his latest book, A Stakeholder Approach to Issues Management (Business Experts Press, 2011).

Contact email:rboutilier@stakeholder360.com


team-member7-big   Nationality/citizenship: Mongolian                                                                                        

   Current Residence: Mongolia                                                                                                                                                  
   Languages: Mongolian (native), English (good), Russian (beginner) Japanese (beginner)

 Since September 2014, Oyundari has worked as a project coordinator at SDC and she assists with research, data collection, analysis, and coordination of ongoing projects. She received her Bachelor degree in Arts from National University of Mongolia, School of Arts and Sciences. Prior to SDC, she was a Local Committee Vice President at AIESEC Mongolia 2013-14 and led Incoming Exchange Team. While she was at AIESEC Mongolia, she participated several  international and national conferences, implemented projects and conducted workshops and sales training to her team members. She was Facilitator of Youth Development Program organized by Oyu Tolgoi and AIESEC Mongolia. In this program, she and her team guided the next generation of young Mongolian high school students to the bright future.