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Gantuya Sainkhuu

2017 Fellow

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Sainkhuu Iveel San Mongolia

Promoting activism through women’s empowerment, Gantuya is the Executive Director and Co-founder of Saikhuu Iveel San, which is named after her father, who was one of the active initiators and promoters of democracy in Mongolia in 1990. Today, through her organisation, Gantuya is promoting activism and women’s leadership by providing leadership training to women at the grassroots level in Mongolia. She believes active and responsible citizens are the strong foundation for a healthy democracy in Mongolia. Before establishing Sainkhuu Iveel San, Gantuya worked mostly with international development organisations in Mongolia contributing her efforts, skills, knowledge and experience for the well-being of the people and the country. Based on her experience and activism since 2012, she wrote a book “IrGun” which became the best-selling book in 2014.Since then, it has become one of her passions to write a book to enlighten others, help women and girls to find themselves, their mission in life and become leaders in their arena. Gantuya has her M.B.A. in Business Administration from The Hague University in the Netherlands and Diploma of Public Administration from the Governance Academy of Management in Mongolia. Her interests are reading books on history, politics, philosophy and leadership.