J. Peter Morrow
1947 to 2016

Brilliant, inspired and extraordinarily effective in everything he did, J. Peter Morrow was pivotal in the creation, direction and success of Arts Council of Mongolia-US, serving as board chair from the organization's formation until his passing in 2016. During his 16 years in Mongolia, Pete was a driving force in business, education, ethics, civil society, corporate social responsibility and arts and culture, founding many organizations and personally touching and improving countless lives. 

He was twice recognized for his service to Mongolia by the country's president with the Friendship Medal in 2005 and the Order of the Polar Start in 2007.

He was the CEO of Khan Bank from 2000 to 2010, initially leading a World Bank and USAID project team to restructure the bank. After privatization in 2003 Khan Bank grew into the largest and most profitable bank in Mongolia, serving 80 percent of households with over 500 offices.

He was a founder of NovaTerra LLC and, at the time of his death, was a board member at many institutions including XacBank LLC and Asia-Pacific Investment Partners.

Pete was also a founder of Arts Council of Mongolia in Ulaanbaatar.

Pete earned his bachelor's degree in economics from Harvard and subsequently attended Georgetown University Law Center and Loyola University Law School.

Pete's loss is a terrible blow to all the organizations and initiatives he launched and to the many lives he touched. 

Pagma Morrow has requested tributes in Pete's memory be made to Arts Council of Mongolia-US or, in Mongolia, to Arts Council of Mongolia.