John Lee, CFA, CEO and Chairman

John Lee is an entrepreneur with degrees in economics and engineering from Rice University. He was appointed Chairman and CEO of Prophecy (Canada) in October 2009. In 3 years and under John’s leadership, Prophecy raised over $100 million and grew from having minimal assets to owning substantial coal assets in Mongolia. Prophecy Coal Corp. is the first Canadian public company to license a thermal coal power plant in Mongolia and only the second to commission a mine to production in that country.

Bailiikhuu Dambachultem, Country Adviser

Mr. Bailiikhuu has over 29 years of privatization and deregulation policy experience in Mongolia. He is currently advising the State Property Committee of Mongolia on a range of issues including the development of a policy on the restructuring and privatization of state-owned enterprises (“SOE”) in Mongolia, corporate governance, post-privatization restructuring of SOEs and the development of a regulation policy relating to Mongolia’s infrastructure sector. Mr. Bailiikhuu received his Master and Bachelor degrees in Economics.

Orgil Sukhee, Executive Director

Mr. Sukhee is a Mongolian business executive with over 10 years’ of successful commercial property development and management experience in Singapore (Shangri-La Hotel), Russia (CapitaLand), and Mongolia (MCS Properties LLC). Mr. Sukhee brings valuable hands-on experience in day-to-day staff management, execution of complex projects, detailed cost and procurement optimization, sales and marketing, finance, and government relations. Mr. Sukhee has a B.A. in Art and Social Science Economics from Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) MFA Russia (MGIMO) and is fluent in Mongolian, Russian and English.

Sukhbaatar Davaadorj, Project Manager

Mr.Sukhbaatar has over 20 years of experience in Mongolian power sector. Prior to joining Prophecy, Sukhbaatar worked at Oyu Tolgoi (OT) copper project for 8 years as an electrical engineer and a project engineer. He was acting as owner’s engineering/construction representative in the 3×150 MW OT power plant project, 220 kV transmission line from China to OT mining site, heating plant, diesel power station and power transmission grid inside OT mining fence. Before joining OT project, Mr. Sukhbaatar worked for private and public companies in Mongolian power sector. Mr.Sukhbaatar holds Master and Bachelor degree in Electrical engineering, and is fluent in English and Mongolian.

Irina Plavutska, CGA: Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Plavutska is a professional accountant with over 20 years of diverse international experiences in financial reporting, auditing, and accounting. She is a member of Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia. Ms. Plavutska has been with Prophecy for nearly 3 years since 2010 acting prior as interim Chief Financial Officer and controller. Ms. Plavutska earned a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Business and Economics in Ukraine and is fluent in Russian and English.

Bekzod Kasimov, Business Development Manager

Prior to joining Prophecy, Bekzod Kasimov worked at Eurasia Capital, an Ulaanbaatar-based investment bank, and he was responsible for providing advice on raising capital to international and local companies in Mongolia. Mr. Kasimov has served on the board of directors of several Mongolia-focused companies and holds a Master of Science in Finance from the Stockholm School of Economics. Mr. Kasimov is fluent in English and Russian.

Tony S.K. Wong, B.A., J.D: General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Mr. Wong is a lawyer who has practiced law throughout Canada for over 12 years. He was a solicitor at a large national law firm from 2000 to 2001; he was appointed Registrar, Securities & Corporate Registries for the Northwest Territories from 2002 to 2005; from there, he went on to serve as a senior securities regulator in British Columbia from 2005 to 2010; from 2010 to 2011 he worked as in-house counsel for a leading technology company; he acted as a foreign consultant to the Anguilla Financial Services Commission in 2012. Mr. Wong has been Vice-Chair of the board of a large, not-for-profit arts organization since 2012. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia and a Juris Doctor from Queen’s University.


VP Sharma, Consultant

Mr. Sharma has over 40 years of experience in the Energy Industry. His experience covers all aspects of power generation, including operations and maintenance, construction, planning, engineering, business development, safety, and project management.

Mr. Sharma joined China Light and Power Group (“CLP”) in 1978 and, after holding various positions within CLP power stations, retired in 2011 as Director of Operations and Construction in charge of acquisition, operation and maintenance of existing generation assets, and construction of new generation projects across Australia, South East Asia and India. Mr. Sharma was instrumental in establishing CLP Group’s presence in India and from 2002 to 2005, he managed CLP business in the country. He held the positions of CEO of CLP Power India, Managing Director of Gujarat Paguthan Energy Corporation (GPEC), Regional Business Manager, and Business Development Manager in CLP Power Asia. During this time, he established excellent contacts, and an impeccable personnel reputation with government officials, the investment community and consultants in India’s rapidly growing power sector.

Mr. Maree Roos, Consultant

Maree Roos is an independent energy consultant with a deep understanding of the electricity industry, gained from involvement in numerous major projects across Africa, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and now Mongolia. Mr. Roos’ expertise extends to energy market designs, pricing policy development, economic regulation, PPA structuring, costing, and risk management.

He obtained his Engineering degree from the University of Pretoria in 1985 and began his engineering career with Eskom in South Africa. During this time, he worked as a commissioning engineer and later as maintenance engineer at Eskom’s largest coal-fired power station (3,840 MW indirect dry cooling).

In 1992, Mr. Roos obtained an MBA from Samford University in the US, subsequently returning to Eskom where he was responsible for maintenance and production planning. After holding several managerial and professional positions, he resigned in 2000 to start his own consultancy business, working with both public and private sector clients.