MONGOLIA APPOINTS OYUN-ERDENE LUVSANNAMSRAI, A HARVARD GRADUATE, AS ITS 32ND PRIME MINISTER

On 27 January 2021, the parliament of Mongolia appointed Oyun-Erdene Luvsannamsrai as the 32nd Prime Minister of Mongolia, following the resignation of Ukhnaa Khurelsukh from office a week earlier, due to the public protest against the government’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak in Mongolia.

Oyun-Erdene Luvsannamsrai graduated from Harvard Kennedy School with a
MPA in 2015. Upon graduation from HKS in 2015, Mr Luvsannamsrai returned  to his home country and was elected as Member of Parliament in 2016 and 2020. Before
being appointed as Prime Minister of Mongolia, he served as Cabinet Secretary at the Government of Mongolia for two consecutive terms.

At the age of 41, he is considered one of youngest sitting prime ministers in the world.
He spearheaded the creation of Mongolia’s long-term development agenda – Alsiin Haraa 2050 (“Vision 2050”) involving more than 1,500 researchers and policymakers to form a national sustainable development model. The agenda was approved by the Parliament in 2020.