Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources
Position: Non-independent and Non-executive
Date of Appointment: December 15, 2020 (96th BM)
Karma Tshering currently serves as the Secretary of Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources. Prior to his current appointment, he last served as one of the Eminent Members of the National Council, Parliament of Bhutan, from December 7, 2015 until March 10, 2020.
Karma Tshering has worked with the Royal Government of Bhutan for more than 25 years. He worked in various capacities as an Engineer, Planner, Policy Maker, Electricity Regulator, an Administrator and as a Member of Parliament. He has a Master in Electric Power Engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia and Bachelor in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rajasthan in India. He also has a Certificate in Management Course from Asian Institute of Management in Philippines. Among many professional courses, he participated in the training courses on Utility Regulation and Strategy at University of Florida in USA and Management of Hydropower Development in Sweden and South Africa.
Dasho Chhewang Rinzin
Managing Director, Druk Green Power Corporation Limited
Position: Non-Independent and Executive
Board Subcommittee: BLTC and BHRC
DHI Companies: DGPC, CDCL, Bhutan Automation, THyE and KHEL
Dasho Chhewang Rinzin is currently the Managing Director, Druk Green Power Corporation Limited, the public sector generation utility of Bhutan, since the incorporation of the Company in 2008. Before that, he headed Bhutan Power Corporation Limited, the public sector transmission and distribution utility of Bhutan as its Managing Director.
For exemplary services to the country, His Majesty The King of Bhutan awarded Chhewang Rinzin the Red Scarf with the title of Dasho in 2009 and also the Order of Druk Khorlo medal in 2014.
Amongst many portfolios held, Chhewang Rinzin was the Chairperson of Bhutan’s Second Pay Commission (November 2013 – March 2014). He was also a Member of the First Interim Government (April – July 2013) and the Second Interim Government (August – October 2018). He has a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering and a Master in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, USA.
Dzongdag, Sarpang Dzongkhag Administration
Position: Independent and Non-Executive
Date of Appointment: March 23, 2020 (13th AGM)
DHI Companies: DGPC, DHI
Lobzang Dorji currently serves as the Dzongdag, Zhemgang Dzongkhag Administration. Before that, he served as the Director, Cabinet Secretariat. Over the last 23 years of service, Lobzang Dorji has also served in various capacities in the Ministry of Health, National Assembly Secretariat and the Royal Audit Authority as Chief Administration Officer, Human Resource Officer and Sr. Audit Officer. He has a Master Degree in Public Administration from the Edith Cowan University.
Director, Department of Finance, Druk Holding and Investments Limited
Position: Non-independent and Non-Executive
Date of Appointment: March 13, 2017 (10th AGM)
Date of re-appointment: March 13, 2019 (12th AGM)
DHI Companies: DGPC, BOB
Tashi Lhamo currently is Director, Department of Finance, Druk Holding and Investments. Before that, she served as the Director for Revolving Fund Management and Operations under Business Opportunity and Information Center. With 16 years of experience in banking and finance, Tashi Lhamo has worked for Bhutan National Bank for seven years.
She currently serves as the Vice-Chair in the Technical Working Committee at the Accounting and Auditing Standard Board of Bhutan and is on the Board of Bank of Bhutan. She has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Sherubtse College, Bhutan, a Bachelor of Business (Major in Accounting) from the University of South Australia, South Australia and a Master of Business Administration from the Graduate School of Business, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia.
Basant Raj Chhetri
Chief Executive Officer, Bhutan Professional Services
Position: Independent and Non-Executive
Basant Raj Chhetri is currently the Chief Executive of Bhutan Professional Services, the project management consultant for the construction of Thimphu Resort, which is being developed by SD Hotels and Hospitality Private Limited. Before that, he worked as a consultant for the Gyalsung Infra project.
With over 30 years of experience, Basant Raj Chhetri specialises in strategic planning, resource allocation and optimisation, process improvements, relationship management, staff development, coaching and mentoring, and team-building activities. He has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad University, and a Master of Science in Concrete Technology, Construction and Management from the University of Dundee, UK.
Company Secretary, Druk Green Power Corporation Limited
Tshering Lhamo has over a decade of experience in corporate governance, legal and regulatory compliance as the Company Secretary. She also serves as the Head of the legal division, and has over a decade experience in corporate, business and contract law, particularly in the energy and its ancillary service industry.
She has a Bachelor of Law (Honours) from Guru Govind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi, India, a Post Graduate Degree in National Law from the Royal Institute of Management, Thimphu, Bhutan, and a Master of Legal Studies from the University of Canberra, ACT, Australia.