After the 2016 parliamentary elections, carried out on June 29, J.Erdenebat became the 29th Prime Minister of Mongolia. New Members of Parliament supported the nomination of J.Erdenebat for Prime Minister of Mongolia during the first meeting of the new parliament.
J.Erdenebat has served as the Governor of Selenge Province, and has also served as Minister of Finance.
One of the nation’s youngest Prime Ministers
The youngest Prime Minister of Mongolia was President Ts.Elbegdorj, who took the Prime Minister’s office in 1998 at the age of 35. Before the appointment of Ts.Elbegdorj, parliamentarian M.Enkhsaikhan was appointed Premier of Mongolia in 1996 at the age of 41. J.Erdenebat becomes one of Mongolia’s youngest Prime Ministers at the age of 41.
Father to three kids
The 29th Prime Minister of Mongolia has three siblings, an older sister and two younger brothers. He is father to three children. His elementary school classmate Tungalag later became his wife.
Shareholder of four companies
According to the income and assets declaration J.Erdenebat submitted to the Independent Authority Against Corruption in 2015, he is the owner of three real estate properties and holds shares of four companies, one of which he wholly owns. He owns three vehicles, a Toyota Land Cruiser 105, Toyota Highlander, and Lexus 570, which are valued at 116 million MNT in total.
Became a state servant at 22
The newly appointed Prime Minister was hired as an accountant by a private company after his graduation. Later, he entered state service as an inspector with Selenge Province’s inspection department at the age of 22. Since then, he has been working for the state for 19 consecutive years.
J.Erdenebat entered Parliament in 2012 and was appointed Finance Minister on December 9, 2014.