Northeast Asia

Mongolia Democracy Network (MDN)

Tur-Od LKHAGVAJAV, Representative of Mongolia Democracy Network  (

Tur-Od profile


Tur-Od Lkhagvajav, Chairman of the Mongolian Foundation for Democracy, is working since July 2015 as the first Dean and Executive Secretary of the Transparent Ulaanbaatar Academy and Director of the Institute for Deliberative Democracy.

He was appointed by the President of Mongolia as a Chairman of the Public Oversight Council at the Independent Authority Against Corruption in May 2014. Prior, Tur-Od was Legal Assistant to the President of Mongolia and Special Adviser to the Minister of Justice in 2012-2014. He served CEO and Secretary-General of Mongolian Bankers Association, and Managing Director of Mongolia Economic Forum/MEF as a part-time advisor to the Prime Minister of Mongolia, and also as Deputy CEO of XacBank, Mongolia’s first microfinance development bank. From 1999 was working in UNDP Mongolia, including as its first-time Governance Practice Manager. Tur-Od started his professional career at the Ministry of Justice as a professional civil servant.

Tur-Od holds several leading civil society positions, including Co-Founder & President of Transparency International – Mongolia National Chapter, and Member of Coordinating Council for Publish What You Pay/PWYP – Coalition of 30 Mongolian NGOs under EITI. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Asia Democracy Network, and Co-Founder of the East Asia Democracy Forum since 2014.

Tur-Od, after his initial legal studies at the Law School, National University of Mongolia, graduated from the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) with BA., LL.B. (Honours) degree. He received his Master of Laws (LLM) in Law and Development degree with Merit from the University of London (SOAS), the United Kingdom.