Sugar Gonchigjantsan was promoted to General Manager, Communities in May 2021. In her role, she focuses on the delivery of Umnugovi and Khanbogd development strategy and strengthening Oyu Tolgoi Partner to Operate through robust partnerships with stakeholders and communities.
Sugar joined Rio Tinto in 2005 and was seconded to Oyu Tolgoi in 2008. Over the last 15 years, she has gained broad knowledge and experience in mining, communities and social performance, and leadership.
Sugar was appointed as Senior Manager, Communities at Oyu Tolgoi in June 2019, maintaining a strong social license to operate by contributing to local sustainable development based on robust partnerships with communities and minimizing and mitigating social and environmental impacts.She holds bachelor’s degree and MA of Sociology from the National University of Mongolia.