Mr. Jargalsaikhan Dambadarjaa (known as Jargal DeFacto) is an independent economist and media representative of Mongolia. He is the host of DeFacto shows, a weekly television interview and a weekly review, broadcast on VTV in Mongolia, featuring distinguished Mongolian, English and Russian-speaking guests from across the globe. Jargal also hosts Radio DeFacto, a live radio talk show aired daily on Business Radio 98.9FM, where he invites on air discussions of his most recent articles with listeners.

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, the Unoodor and The UB Post respectively. 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 industry including CEO positions in banking and financial institutions, 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) 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 Set (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 360 articles and interviews on free market, foreign investment, mining, CSR, good public governance and the financial market.