Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj served two terms as Mongolia’s prime minister and another two terms as president. He is customarily addressed as “President Elbegdorj” (pronounced Elbeg-doorj) or “President EB.”
President Elbegdorj began his involvement in politics as a youth activist. He has been described as the “Golden Sparrow of Democracy” for his role in the peaceful 1990 demonstrations leading to withdrawal of the Soviet Union and transition to a democratic form of government. Some call him Mongolia’s Thomas Jefferson because of his role in drafting the Mongolian Constitution, he is called as.
During his tenure in office, President Elbegdorj focused on policies that promoted:
Since leaving office in 2017, President Elbegdorj has continued to exert thought leadership and promote these same policies. In 2023, he is a distinguished visiting fellow at Stanford University. Additionally, he is currently focusing on two areas: