Mr. Jargalsaikhan Dambadarjaa (known as Jargal DeFacto) is an independent economist and media representative of Mongolia. He is the host of DeFacto shows, weekly television interviews on VTV in Mongolia, featuring distinguished Mongolian, English and Russian-speaking guests from across the globe. Jargal also hosts Radio DeFacto, a radio talk show aired daily at 6:30pm on Business Radio 98.9FM.

He is a founder of The Defacto Institute, an independent research think tank ( which is issuing weekly newspaper ('The Defacto Gazette') with political and economic analysis of Mongolia in Mongolian, English and Japanese. It’s Mongolian edition is shared with readers every Wednesday, while English and Japanese edition goes to readers every Tuesday through their emails.

Since 2009, Jargal has been writing weekly articles on the current economic, political and social issues in the country, which are printed in Mongolian and English daily newspapers. He contributes to public opinion formation in the country through a range of formal and social media.

Jargal has a long career history in the industries including banking and financing, public office (Head of FIFTA, Board of Foreign Investment of Mongolia), tourism and petroleum sectors. His volunteer and board positions include Mongolians for Fair Taxes and Wise Spending, a taxpayers association (President), Mongolian National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation - MONPECC (General Secretary 2007-2016), Mongolian Association of State Alumni – MASA (President  2010-2013), Moscow State University Mongolian Alumni (President 2013-present), Silk Road Foundation (Chair 2013-2016) and The Economic Club of Ulaanbaatar (President).


Diploma in Economics, Moscow State University (Russia) 1984

MBA specialized in Finance, Daniel’s School of Business, University of Denver (USA) 2002


Columns by D.Jargalsaikhan – Book Sets (available in English and Mongolian)

- The Secret of Smart Government,

- Our Country is in our Hands,

- The Creation of New Wealth

Mongolia on the way to capitalism  - Book comprised of his 100 selected articles (in Russian) 

Over 400 articles and interviews on free market, foreign investment, mining, CSR, good public governance, financial market and combating corruption.