Natsagiin Bagabandi (Mongolian: Нацагийн Багабанди; born 22 April 1950) is a Mongolian politician and the director of Oyu Tolgoi LLC.[2] Previously, he was the President of Mongolia from 1997 to 2005, and a member of the Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party.[3]

Natsagiin Bagabandi
Bagabandi in 2004
2nd President of Mongolia
In office
20 June 1997 – 24 June 2005
Prime MinisterMendsaikhany Enkhsaikhan
Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj
Nambaryn Enkhbayar
Preceded byPunsalmaagiin Ochirbat
Succeeded byNambaryn Enkhbayar
General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Mongolian People's Party
In office
7 February 1997 – 6 June 1997
PresidentPunsalmaagiin Ochirbat
PremierMendsaikhany Enkhsaikhan
Preceded byNambaryn Enkhbayar
Succeeded byNambaryn Enkhbayar
Chairman of the State Great Khural
In office
July 1992 – July 1996
Preceded byRadnaasümbereliin Gonchigdorj of Little Khural
Succeeded byRadnaasümbereliin Gonchigdorj
Personal details
Нацагийн Багабанди

(1950-04-22) 22 April 1950 (age 74)
Yaruu, Zavkhan, Mongolia
Political partyMongolian People's Revolutionary Party
SpouseAzadsurengiin Oyunbileg[1]


President Natsagyiyn Bagabandi with U.S. Chairman of The Joint Chiefs of Staff General Richard B. Myers at Mongolian Government Palace on January 13, 2004.

He was born on 22 April 1950 in Zavkhan, Mongolia into a peasant family.[4] In 1979 he joined the Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party. He studied in Leningrad (Leningrad Technical School of the Refrigeration Industry), Ukraine (Odesa Technological Institute of the Food Industry) and Moscow (Academy of Social Sciences at the Central Committee of the CPSU), and graduated in Food engineering. In 1987, he received a doctorate in Philosophy.[5][circular reference] He became Chairman of the State Great Khural, in 1992 for four years,[6] then ran for presidential elections in 1997, winning them. He won re-election in 2001.[7]

In early 1997, he became General Secretary of the MPRP, shortly before the presidential elections, which were held in difficult conditions for the party. After his victory in the 1997 presidential elections, defeating his predecessor Punsalmaagiin Ochirbat, he served as president. In the presidential elections on May 22, 2005, Nambaryn Enkhbayar was elected to succeed Natsagiin Bagabandi with 53.4 percent of the vote and took office in June.[8]



Personal life


He is married with two children.




  1. ^ Naltchayan, Joyce (July 16, 2004). "Laura Bush greets Azadsurengiin Oyunbileg, wife of President Natsagiyn Bagabandi of Mongolia, in the Yellow Oval Room Friday". White House. Retrieved October 30, 2015.
  2. ^ "Stocks". 11 August 2023.[dead link]
  3. ^ Events Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ " Natsagin Bagabandi".
  5. ^ "Нацагийн Багабанди — Википедиа нэвтэрхий толь" (in Mongolian). Retrieved 2023-01-24.
  6. ^ "УБХ, УИХ-ын дарга нарын хөрөг зураг - Мэдээллийн дэлгэрэнгүй - Parliament".
  7. ^ Europa World Year Book 2, Book 2. Taylor & Francis. 2004. ISBN 978-1-85743-255-8.
  8. ^ People's Daily [permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Mongolian Armed Forces awarded the Order of Chinggis Khaan". MONTSAME News Agency. Retrieved 2021-06-12.
  10. ^ "Н.Багабанди "Сүхбаатарын одон" хүртлээ". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2011-06-13.
  11. ^ Указ Президента Российской Федерации от 19 апреля 2000 года № 696 «О награждении орденом Дружбы Н. Багабанди»
  12. ^ hu:A Magyar Érdemrend nagykeresztje a nyaklánccal és az arany sugaras csillaggal
Party political offices
Preceded by General Secretary of the Communist Party of Mongolia
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by President of Mongolia
Succeeded by