Prior to her appointment as the General Manager of Strategic Community Projects in June 2019, Baigalmaa Shurka worked as the General Manager of Regional Development and Social Performance for six years, where she was responsible for Oyu Tolgoi’s relationship with the government and communities of Umnugovi aimag. In her new role she is responsible for Khanbogd development plan, as well as planned power station development at Tavan Tolgoi.
She has an extensive experience across the Mongolian extractive industry, having worked with the Mongolian Mining Corporation and UHG, where she oversaw the development and implementation of the company’s Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Reports and Operation Management Plans. She also managed the construction of significant infrastructure projects and UHG’s coking coal mine site operations. Ms. Baigalmaa holds a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, a Master of Public Administration from the Mongolian University of Science and Technology, a Diploma of Civil Engineering from Irkutsk Polytechnical Institute.