Mr. Davaabayar Ch  

Mr. Davaabayar Ch  

Owner of Mass Agency and Chairman of the Board of Directors is Davaabayar Ch. He was one of the first entrepreneurs to make investments in the media sector. He established the Mongolian Resource Creators’ Association in 2014 and works as the association’s Chairman of the Board of Directors. The mission of the association is to integrate all the resource creators within the regions of Mongolia, and to become an effective national exchange platform for them. He also made investments in catering and communication sectors besides media. Davaabayar Ch. was running for the Democratic Party (DP) in the Parliamentary Elections 2016 in the 20th district of Uvurkhangai Province. However, he resigned from his Party member ship and election candidature on 2 June. It is said that he is close to the former Parliament Speaker and Leader of the Democratic Party Enkhbold Z. He used to work as the Director of the Mongolian National Broadcaster 2012-2013, until the National Council of Mongolian National Broadcaster decided to relieve him from the position due to a [petition that stated he had “conflicts of interest” signed by over 150 employees of the organization] (http://tsagtur.mn/).He is a member of the Media Council of Mongolia and President of the Head of the Committee of Zuunbayan-Ulaan soum.

Media Companies / Groups
Media Outlets
Facts

Business

In total, there are 8 media tools under the agency’s umbrella, including 2 televisions, 3 magazines, 2 radios, and a website. The agency newly established Mass TV channel, www.mass.mn web-portal, Information auto radio FM105.5, Teenagers magazine.
Mass Agency Group also owns Imerge Media LLC, Best Info Media LLC, New Social Media LLC, and Chugu LLC. These companies manage the following media tools:
1. IMerge Media LLC - ETV1, ETV2, Mass TV channels
2. Best Info Media LLC – Info TV News, Hot news, Pixel photo studio
3. New Social media LLC – Mass.mn
4. Chugu LLC – Ikh Mongol FM 99,7, News auto radio 105,5
Beyond the media sector, the group also owns Noyon Pizza, 19001950 hotline, and call taxi service companies.

Family & Friends

Affiliated Interests Family Members Friends

Davaabayar Ch. was running for the Democratic Party (DP) in the Parliamentary Elections 2016 in the 20th district of Uvurkhangai Province. However, he resigned from his Party member ship and election candidature on 2 June.
It is said that he is close to the former Parliament Speaker and Leader of the Democratic Party Enkhbold Z.
He used to work as the Director of the Mongolian National Broadcaster 2012-2013, until the National Council of Mongolian National Broadcaster decided to relieve him from the position due to a [petition that stated he had “conflicts of interest” signed by over 150 employees of the organization] (http://tsagtur.mn/).

Further Information

Meta Data

Representatives of the leading media tools, ETV and FM 99.7 both sent a completely filled MOM questionnaire. Even the revenue information of the owner IMerge Media LLC was provided. However, no information was provided on the parent company Mass Agency. Also, there is no information regarding the shareholders of the group.

Sources

Mongolian Media Today 2016, Press Institute of Mongolia Document ID-1; Web search and interview with radio journalist; MOM Questionnaire; http://www.news.mn/r/304863?device=desktop ;

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