BOARD DIRECTORS

Mr. Karma Tshering

Chairperson

Mr. Karma Tshering is the Director General for Department of School Education, Ministry of Education. He started his career as the Assistant Planning Officer, Royal Institute of Management in 1987 and has been with the Royal Civil Service for over 25 years having served as the Lecturer. Later, he served as the Senior Lecturer at Royal Institute of Management, Deputy Director at National Employment Board, Director at Department of Employment, Ministry of Labour and Human Resources, and most recently as the Director

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General at Royal Institute of Management. He is the Executive Board Member, AMDISA, and a Governing Board Member, SAARC Documentation Centre (SDC). He also served as the President of Association of Management Development Institution in South Asia (AMDISA) 2009-2010, Vice President of AMDISA (2008-2009), Commissioner of National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC) 2004-2005 and as a Board Member of Business Opportunity Centre (2003-2004).

He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in commerce from Sherubtse College in 1986 and received a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Cardiff Business School, UK in 1989 and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Cardiff Business School, UK in 1990.

Dr. Pema Choephyel

Board Director

Dr. Pema Choephyel is the Director for Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation having joined the Fund in July 2010. He began his career with the Royal Civil Service Commission; as a civil servant he held various positions as the Principal at Royal Veterinary Institute, Department of Animal Husbandry, Pedagogic Head (VP) at the Natural Resources Training Institute, Chief Research Officer, Chief Extension Officer, Director at the Council of RNR Research of Bhutan and recently as an Advisor to the Bhutan Development Finance

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Corporation Limited.He has held various professional membership such as the Permanent Representative of World Meteorology Organization (2004-2007), member of the Project Steering Committee of various area Development Projects in Bhutan (1997-2007), Board Director for Bhutan Development Finance Corporation Limited (2002-2007), Druk Seed Corporation, (2001-2007), Bhutan Agro Industry Limited (2001-2003), and Food Corporation of Bhutan, (2002-2003). He was also the Chairman of Audit Committee for BDFCL (2004-2007) and a member of Good Governance Plus (2006). A graduate of Bombay Veterinary College, Bombay, India Dr. Pema Choephyel received his master’s degree in Rural Development and Communication from Lincoln University, New Zealand in 1991.

Mr. Lobzang Dorji

Board Director

Mr. Lobzang Dorji is the Director, Department of Forests and Park Services. He started his career as a Militia Officer with Royal Bhutan Army from January 1, 1991 till February 1995. For his services, he received the Druk Yugel Medal. On March 1, 1995, he joined Forest Resources Development Division, Department of Forest as a Forest Officer. He also served as Divisional Forest Officer at Thimphu and Samtse Division. From August 1, 2009 till July 31, 2014 he was sent on deputation to the Punatsangchu-1 Hydropower Project as the

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Chief Environment Officer, after which he served as the Chief Forestry Officer with the Forest Resources Management Division, Department of Forests and Park Services till March 15, 2019. For his distinguished and meritorious services to the state, he was conferred the National Order of Merit Gold on December 17, 2017, by His Majesty the King of Bhutan.

Mr. Tashi

Board Director

Mr. Tashi Joined His Majesty’s Secretariat as Zimponwom in July 2009. He is on deputation from the Royal Audit Authority where he holds the post as Deputy Auditor General. Currently, he looks after the Queens Project Office under His Majesty’s Secretariat. Zimponwom Tashi obtained a Bachelor of Commerce from Sherubtse College in 1993 and is a finalist in Chartered Management Accountancy from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Uk.

Mr. Phub Dorji

Board Director

Mr. Phub Dorji is the Chief Executive Officer of Bhutan Development Bank Limited. He started his career at the Ministry of Economic Affairs as Coordinator for the Cottage, Small and Medium Industry (CSMI) development project. He was the Head of the Entrepreneurship Promotion Centre (EPC) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs when he was summoned to start a Research Centre as an extension to His Majesty The King’s Secretariat in 2006. He later served as a Professional Changkarp to His Majesty The King.

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He was working as the Head of a think tank focusing on Bhutan’s macro and socio economic studies when he was recruited as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Bhutan Development Bank in early 2016. Phub Dorji holds a Masters degree in Public Administration (MPA) and Edward S Mason Program in Public Policy and Management from Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA.

Dr. Kinley Tenzin

Member Secretary

Dr. Kinley Tenzin served as the Program Director at Renewable Resource Research and Development Center, Yusipang under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests before taking up the new responsibility as the Executive Director of the Royal Society for Protection of Nature. He went to University of the Philippine at Los Banos for B.Sc. in General Forestry and got M.Sc. in Resource Management form the University of Edinburgh in UK. He obtained his PhD in Forest Ecosystem Dynamics from University of Boku, Vienna, Austria in 2008.

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He started his career as Forestry Research Program Officer in RNR-RC, Jakar in March 1997. In 2005, he was transferred to RNR-RC, Yusipang as Deputy Chief Research Officer and back to RNR-RC, Jakar in the same capacity in 2009. Considering his capacity and vast experience in research, he was appointed as the Program Director at RNR-RC, Yusipang in 2010. Besides attending numerous national and international conferences, seminars and trainings, he has made several important publications.