Former Directors


Mr. Kunzang Dechen(2008-2011)

Consultant, Jajin Consultancy

Mr. Kuenzang Dechen has a master's degree in International Relations from the University of Ha¬waii and a Post Graduate Diploma in US Economic Policy and Domestic US Legislation from George¬town University, Washington DC, the United States. During his post graduate studies in the US, he also worked as a research intern in the International Relations Division at the East-West Center, Honolulu for two and a half years. He served in the Foreign service for 10 years and last served as the Head of the Economic Division at the Royal Bhutanese Embassy in New Delhi. Thereafter for the last thirteen years, he has worked extensively as a consultant for the Royal Government of Bhutan and with various international development agencies, primarily the EU, ACB and the UNDP. He has also worked part-time as the Senior Policy Advisor to the UNDP and served as a Board Director of the Bhutan National Bank.

 

Dasho Sonam Tshering(2007-2010)

Secretary, Ministry of Economic Affairs

Dasho Sonam Tshering received his Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi and Master of Science in Air Transport Man¬agement from Cranfield University, the United Kingdom. He started his career as an Assistant Engineer in Druk Air Corporation and moved up the career ladder to become the Managing Director of Druk Air Corporation in 1991. He served as the Managing Director of Druk Air after which he was appointed as the Director of the Department of Power under the Ministry of Trade and Industry. He also served as the Managing Director of Bhutan Power Corporation and as Director General of the Department of Energy. In August 2007, he was appointed the Secretary of the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

 

Mr. Karma Tshiteem(2007-2010)

Secretary,GNH Commission

Mr. Karma Tshiteem acquired his Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Sherubtse College, Bhutan and his MBA Degree from the University of Can¬berra, Australia. He started his career as an Assistant Finance Officer, Public Enterprise Division, NBACD. He was promoted as Senior Programme Officer, Multilateral and Loans Section and was later appointed Head of the Aid Co¬ordination Section in 1999. In 2000, he served as the Deputy Secretary, Plan¬ning and Policy Division. Thereafter Mr. Tshiteem was transferred as the Director with the Department of Public Accounts. He worked as a researcher in the People's Project Research I from 2006 till 2007, until his appointment as the Secretary of the GNH Commission in 2007.

 

Mr. Karma Lotey(2007-2010)

Managing Director, Yangphel Adventure Travel

Born in Trongsa, Mr. Karma Lotey went to school and college in Bhutan. He further pursued an MBA degree from the University of Texas in the United States. Combining his outdoor skills with his management professionalism, Mr. Lotey helps to create adventure programmes in Bhutan to enable visitors to utilize their time in the most satisfying manner. He has to his credit an experience of 16 years in the tourism sector with his association with Yangphel Adventure Travel in Bhutan, where he now serves as the Managing Director.

 

Dasho Dr. Sonam Tenzin(2010-2013)

Secretary, MoWHS

Dr. Sonam Tenzin did his MBBS from Bangalore Medical Institute, India in 1982 and later his MPH (Public Health) from Tulana School, USA in 1989. Receiver of Gold Medal from His Majesty the Fourth King for National Service in Gelephu in 1976, he started his career as District Medical Officer in 1985. With years and experience he rose to Zonal Health Officer (1992). He was Sarpang Dzongda (district administrator) for about 6 years and Tashigang Dzongda for 2 years by 2000. He served as Directorial posts in various Government Organizations, and as Secretary of the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources before he was apponited as the Secretary of the Ministry of Works and Human Settlement.

 

Dasho Penjore(2010-2013)

Zimpon

Dasho Penjore holds MA in Economics from Northeastern University, Boston. He did B.Com (Hons) from Delhi University, India. His employment record include Deputy Governor of Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan, Fellow Research on His Majesty's Research Project-People Project Research I and Gyalpoi Zimpon (Royal Chamberlain) since January 2007. He is member of the working committee for designing and launching Bhutan's National Pension plan, member of inter-ministerial working committee for drafting Bhutan's first FDI policy, and member of the Working Group for Bhutan's WTO Accession. He is associated with Secretary General, Bhutan India Friendship Association (BIFA) and former Board Member of the India Bhutan Foundation.

 

Mr. Namgay Nidup(2010-2013)

CEO, Environmental Friendly Construction Company

Mr. Namgay Nidup did his Masters in Public Administration & Financial Management and Post Graduate in International Financial Management in 1984 from University of Southern California (USC), USA. He also has done certification courses in Public Financial Management, Banking and Financial Management, Project Evaluation, Planning and Control from various universities in UK and USA. He did BA (Hons) in Public Administration in 1980 from Punjab University, Chandigarh, India. He started his career in early 1980s as Assistant Planning and Program Officer under then Ministry of Communications and Tourism. Then he served as Program Co-ordinator in His Majesty's Secretariat. After serving in various government Agencies as Head and Chief, he moved in Corporate sector as Managing Director of Bhutan Board Products Limited in 1999. Currently he is the CEO of Mega Private Limited, Phuntsholing, Bhutan, a 100 TPD Vanaspati & Refined Oil Manufacturing factory.