A consulting project in Mongolia will be a golden opportunity for a team of graduates from Royal Roads University.
The project is a first under a new agreement, signed in October 2013, between RRU and Oyu Tolgoi LLC (OT), the company developing a mine on one of the world’s largest copper-gold resources, located in Mongolia’s South Gobi region. The team(s) will be working with three local small and medium enterprises (SME) to assist with their supply chain management and business development requirements so that they can become suppliers to OT. During the month-long project, they will help develop business plans and assessments of the local markets so the companies are not entirely dependent on OT for their continued operations. Press release: Mongolian mining giant and RRU sign agreement
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2013 - First Royal Roads alumni fellows to travel to Mongolia under an agreement, signed in October 2013, between Royal Roads and Oyu Tolgoi LLC (OT), the company developing a mine on one of the world’s largest copper-gold resources.
Five Royal Roads University graduates headed to Mongolia to lend their expertise to small business in the south Gobi region. BCom grads (2013) Laura Dohan, Sarah Campbel, Christian Mundhenk, Lyndsay Cliche and Matt Antwright. Press Release: Royal Roads grads assist Mongolian small business
Both sides agreed that the 5 RRU BCom graduates led a very successful program in November 2013 that yielded tangible benefits for the three small Mongolian companies that received support. Two of the three companies were nominated for “Supplier of the Year” awards, recognition that would not have been possible without the engagement and support of the RRU graduates. (The awards were eventually given to larger, more established companies, but the advances of the small companies nominated were noted.) Press release: Guiding the Mongolia gold rush, Times Colonist and Mongolia presentation.
2015 - Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management graduates April Roper, Garth Campbell and Brent Malysh were chosen by the Eric C. Douglass Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies to provide business consulting to small and medium enterprises in Mongolia. Press release and CFAX interview: Graduates provide business consulting in Mongolia