Notre Dame alumnus, Ganzorig Vanchig, was recognised alongside Oscar-winning actress, Charlize Theron, as a 2014 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum on March 11, 2014.
Ganzorig Vanchig, Chief Executive Officer of Media Group Mongolia and Senior Vice President of business portfolio firm Shunkhlai Group, was one of 214 young leaders from 66 countries around the world to be recognised by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader for “leadership and service to society”.
Mr Vanchig said he was passionate about developing human resource initiatives in Mongolia and that this global recognition will give him more opportunity to further develop himself as a professional and contribute meaningfully to Mongolian society.
“I dream of actively participating in major projects for the further development of my home country; producing value-added products and ensuring that Mongolian products are competing strongly,” Mr Vanchig said.
Mr Vanchig came to Notre Dame in 2003 to complete his Master of Business Administration.
Mr Vanchig returned home to Mongolia where he chose to work in the Mongolian banking sector before leaving for Japan to get a second master’s degree.
After returning from Japan, he was appointed to undertake organisational restructuring of Shunkhlai Group.
Further to his business endeavours, Mr Vanchig is also the founding member of the Down Syndrome Association Mongolia, as well as a board member of the Mongolian Special Olympics Committee.
“My career path and current success is definitely connected with Notre Dame where I first learnt western business etiquette.
Being mixed with students from diverse backgrounds in the classroom was a great experience as I was able to learn more about Australia and its business practices in a friendly environment,” Mr Vanchig said.