Badral Yondon is a partner at UB International and the CEO of Mongolia Quest, a premier tour operator in Mongolia. His career in tourism began while he was a university student working as a porter at a hotel in Ulaanbaatar during the democratic revolution in 1990. Since then, Badral has emerged as a leader in the tourism industry of Mongolia and is committed to supporting the culture and heritage of his country while also protecting the biodiversity of its fragile ecosystems. He graduated from the Foreign Language Institute in Ulaanbaatar and the Klessheim Tourism and Hotel Management School in Saltzburg, Austria. As one of the founding members of Mongolia Quest, Badral has explored much of Mongolia’s vast countryside, sharing his knowledge of Mongolia’s unique culture and biodiversity with many hundred visitors over the last 25 years. He serves as a Chairperson of the Ulaanbaatar Tourism Association and a board member of the Arts Council of Mongolia. Badral is a Certified Interpretive Guide & Trainer by the National Association for Interpretation, USA.
CO-FOUNDER, GENERAL MANAGER
Chimgee is a founding member of the Mongol Ecology Center. Prior to establishing MEC, she worked at the United Movement of Mongolian Rivers and Lakes as well as the Agriculture Development Project as a project manager. Native to the western Mongolia, she has accumulated a wealth of experience over the years, working with local communities as well as the government. She takes pride in being a part of the MEC team to contribute towards the conservation of ecosystems, strengthening Mongolian park system and working with children, to offer them a better future. Chimgee graduated from the University of Agriculture and received her MA from the University of the Humanities.
Orkhon coordinates activities at the Lake Hovsgol Conservancy office in Hatgal village. She joined MEC in 2014 after working and living in Hatgal for 13 years as a local ger camp manager. She has extensive experience in visitor services and eco-tourism.
Ariunzul (Zulaa) is highly organized and detail oriented hard worker offering a solid academic foundation in accounting and auditing, plus hands-on experience. Willing to accept responsibilities beyond immediate job description at management’s request. Exercise strong customer service acumen to establish and maintain professional ties with suppliers and staff. Quickly earn the trust, confidence, and respect of colleagues and management in performing given tasks and preparing reports. Native Mongolian, fluent in English and elementary in Russian. Proven “multi-tasker” driven by high ethical standards; repeatedly commenced for “going the extra mile” to deliver superior results.
Before joining the Mongol Ecology Center (MEC), Nandii has been working in the tourism industry in Vancouver, Canada after completing her Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of British Columbia. She brings experiences in fundraising, volunteering, mentoring, coordinating and most importantly a lifelong passion for environmentalism and sustainability to the MEC.
Amraa graduated from university as a designer specializing in corporate identity and branding. After working in various national corporations, including the famous Gobi cashmere factory as a designer, he went to study in California. He had traveled through the US National Parks as well interned with several design studios the California. With the experience he had acquired while studying in the US and working in Mongolia he had established his own design studio called Wild Digital Agency and now working with the Mongol Ecology Center as a part time designer helping develop Youth Sustainability Corps and other MEC programs.
Tsetsegee graduated from the College of Trade in 1983. Since 1981, she has been working as a chef at cafeterias and tourist camps. Tsetsegee previously worked at Hangarid and Nomadic Expeditions tour camps. In 2011, she joined MEC as our chef during field seasons.
Amartaivan (Amaraa) has been working at MEC since summer of 2011. His major is a mechanic engineer.