With an academic background as a geochemist, Dr. Oyun entered politics in 1998, following her professional career as a geologist with Mongolia-Czech exploration JV and as a project geologist with Rio Tinto, UK. Serving five consecutive terms in the parliament, she has led a number of governance reforms of the country, including green development and in the water sector.
Dr. Oyun left Parliament in June 2016. Dr. Oyun is Founder and Head of the Zorig Foundation, a leading Mongolian NGO dedicated to the advancement of democracy and supports youth and education. She is also Chair of the Special Olympics Mongolia and Chair of the Mongolia Chapter of Women Corporate Directors, the largest global community of women corporate directors.
Dr. Oyun holds a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences from Cambridge University, and a B.A. and M.Sc. in Geochemistry from Charles University, Prague. She is fluent in English, Russian, Czech, and Mongolian.