Our Team

Global Director

Sumit Joshi

Sumit is a social impact advisor, committed to driving thought leadership and action on diverse socio-economic issues. He traversed various roles in his career from running his own social enterprise and working with the UN to consulting in the development sector. 

Previously, as part of Leadership at Sattva Consulting, Sumit worked with global foundations, corporate, govt., multilaterals, and social-purpose organisations in designing and scaling their social impact initiatives. Sumit has also been a successful entrepreneur, co-founding APART Education to improve employability skills of Indian youth and providing livelihoods to thousands of young graduates.

Sumit is an alumnus of the University of Oxford where he studied MBA as a Skoll Scholar. When Sumit is not working, he is out climbing mountains, paragliding, or preparing for his next long-distance run.


Country Director – Mongolia

Tamir Batsaikhan

Tamir is a Mongolian national with more than 10 years of combined professional experience in private, public, and social development sectors. At Lorinet Foundation, Tamir drives the foundation’s social investment strategy for Mongolia and builds value-aligned partnerships with a diverse group of ecosystem players.

Prior to joining the Lorinet Foundation in 2018, Tamir led large-scale energy and infrastructure projects and actively contributed to the advancement of the project management profession in Mongolia through his volunteer-based engagement with the Project Management Institute. Tamir is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds a Bachelor of Laws in Diplomatic studies from China Foreign Affairs University.


Programme & Knowledge Manager

Purevtsengel Luvsandandar

Purevtsengel is an evaluation specialist with a passion for the development of Mongolia. Previously, she worked at a leading local research company, Mongolian Marketing Consulting Group, and led the research and evaluation components of the multi-stakeholder social research and development projects. Thematic areas of the research projects she has managed include women’s economic empowerment, gender-based violence, the development needs of underserved communities such as ‘ger’ districts, public awareness, and citizen participation in the decision-making process across Mongolia. Purevtsengel is personally interested in social issues such as disaster risk reduction, inclusive education, and human development. She has MA in Economics from Yokohama National University, Japan.


Communications and Partnerships Officer

Dashnorov Oyuntugs

Dashnorov is a Mongolian national with a background in foreign affairs. Previously he was a trainee and then an interim worker at the Political Press and Information Section of the European Union Delegation to Mongolia with an experience of communication officer and administrative assistant. He was responsible for the online presence of the EU Delegation and administrative tasks as required. He also coordinated with local partners as a part of his duties.

Dashnorov is a young graduate with a strong passion to make his contributions to solve critical issues in Mongolia. He holds BA (Hons) International Relations from the Queen Mary University of London.



Jessica Hjarrand

Jessica is a technical specialist in the field of education with more than 15 years of experience. Currently she is a Global Programme Manager at Porticus, managing programmes on Early Childhood Development and Education for Displaced Populations. Jessica serves on the Steering Group of the Moving Minds Alliance and is a former member of the Steering Committee of the International Education Funders Group (IEFG). Before joining Porticus, Jessica was the Advocacy Coordinator for the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) and also served with UNESCO in a number of conflict affected countries, developing and managing programmes and projects across education and freedom of expression. She has also worked on education related projects in Colombia and Nepal, and spent many years as a teacher in primary, secondary and adult education, mainly with refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants. Jessica has an MPhil in Comparative and International Education from the University of Oslo where she was also a Fulbright scholar. She is based in Amsterdam.


Zayasaikhan Dugeree

Zayasaikhan Dugeree is an accomplished development cooperation expert with over 20 years of international development experience. From 2009 onwards, she has been directly involved in initiating and overseeing 15 different projects in Mongolia focused on various areas such as agriculture, SME development, youth development, and vocational skills development. Throughout the past decade, she has focused on promoting youth employment, vocational training, Education for Sustainable Development, gender equality, and inclusion.

Her areas of expertise lie in project cycle management and knowledge management. Additionally, she possesses a strong background and interest in monitoring and evaluation, as well as the organizational development of non-governmental organizations, which are the common themes across the sectors she worked in.


Vivian Gee

Vivian is CEO of Fair Employment Foundation, which creates social enterprises to drive better labour migration outcomes for both workers and employers. Previously, as a Senior Director at NationSwell, Vivian helped Fortune 500 companies with developing CSR, ESG, and sustainability strategies. She has also advised funders, including a Giving Pledge family, on effective giving, and has created donor education programmes at Stanford’s Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society. In the private sector, Vivian oversaw Temasek’s corporate philanthropic trust, with an endowment then totalling USD 1.5billion. At the Alliance for Financial Inclusion, Vivian played a key role in launching the first international network of policymakers focused on financial services for the poor. As a Global Leadership Fellow at the World Economic Forum, Vivian helped build an international community of social enterprises and fostered collaboration with businesses, governments, and civil society. Vivian started her career in the technology sector, and holds an MBA from INSEAD and bachelor and master degrees in engineering from Stanford University.


Mavia is a Zurich based boutique advisor supporting private clients, foundations and institutional clients in and outside of Switzerland in effecting social change through philanthropy and social investments.