Munkhtushig Dul has been appointed as Rio Tintos country director and will lead the new Rio Tinto office.
The new office, which will be separate from Oyu Tolgoi LLC, will house Rio Tintos Exploration (RTX) team and the Mongolia Delivery Centre (MDC), the local branch of Rio Tinto's Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) team.
Rio Tinto chief executive J-S Jacques said Mongolia is one of Rio Tintos most strategically important markets and we are here to stay.
Rio Tintos commitment to Mongolia extends beyond Oyu Tolgoi and is a testament to our talented Mongolian workforce who have propelled our operations inside Mongolia and globally forward.
I am looking forward to helping shape the pathway for Rio Tintos growing investment in our country.
Rio Tinto is further strengthening its presence in Mongolia, underscoring its commitment to the country.