Oyu Tolgoi announces appointment of Munkhbat Tumur-Ochir as Deputy Director – Operational Projects

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – Oyu Tolgoi LLC is pleased to announce that with immediate effect, Munkhbat Tumur-Ochir will perform the role of Deputy Director – Operational Projects, reporting directly to Matt Gili, Oyu Tolgoi’s Chief Operating Officer. In this role he will manage projects relating to operational delivery with special emphasis on creating and developing Mongolian technical professionals and services providers. One of the first projects Munkhbat will work on is Concentrator logistics to start production in 2012.

Matt Gili, Chief Operating Officer of Oyu Tolgoi LLC, said “I welcome Munkhbat to this role. I look forward to working with him and the team to deliver great results for Oyu Tolgoi.”

Oyu Tolgoi is committed to recruiting, training and promoting Mongolians to key positions within Oyu Tolgoi. As of today there are 3,630 Mongolians working for Oyu Tolgoi project, which is 63 per cent  of its total employee base.

For further information please contact:

Ganzorig Tsend

Public and Media Relations

Office: +976-11-331880 (ext. 3374)

About Oyu Tolgoi LLC (

Oyu Tolgoi LLC, Mongolia's largest copper and gold mining company, is a strategic partnership between the Government of Mongolia, Turquoise Hill Resources and Rio Tinto. Located in the South Gobi, Oyu Tolgoi commenced shipment of product to customers in July 2013. Oyu Tolgoi is managed by Rio Tinto, which is investing global expertise and cutting-edge technology to help develop Mongolia’s mining industry and ensure Oyu Tolgoi is one of the world’s most advanced mines. For Oyu Tolgoi, nothing matters more than safety. The business operates under the principle that if a job cannot be done safely, it will not be done at all.

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