Bayartsetseg Jigmiddash

Bayartsetseg Jigmiddash's picture
CEAS Affiliate; Yale Greenberg World Fellow
Institution: 
Director, Veritas Consulting
Region: 
Mongolia

Bayartsetseg Jigmiddash is a lawyer with more than 15 years of professional experience in the field of rule of law and human rights. She has held senior government positions in the justice sector and has been at the forefront of Mongolia’s far-reaching reform initiatives. Currently, she is CEO and Founding Director of Veritas Consulting, an agency specializing in strategic development, management and government compliance. From 2012 to 2016, Jigmiddash served as Secretary of State of the Ministry of Justice of Mongolia, becoming the first woman appointed in this position. In this role, she oversaw the strategy, operations of the ministry and law enforcement agencies. Under her leadership, the legal policy on gender-based violence has been significantly improved, including criminalization of domestic violence. Prior to this top civil service post, she served as legal advisor to the president of Mongolia, and has been involved in the judicial reform as well as abolishment of death penalty in Mongolia. She has extensive civil society experience and pioneered an array of initiatives to promote human rights and access to justice. She also served as independent director of the state-owned commercial bank in Mongolia. She holds a masters in law (LLM) degree from Harvard Law School and graduated from the Law School of National University of Mongolia. She was a visiting scholar at Columbia Law School.  She was selected as a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum.