Kunzang Namgyal Tshering
Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation [BIMSTEC] Secretariat, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Mr. Tshering joined the Royal Bhutan Civil Service in 1983 and rendered 33 years of continuous service to the Government and people of Bhutan as of today. He joined as one the Directors in the BIMSTEC Secretariat in Dhaka, Bangladesh in March 2016.
Prior to this, he served in various capacities in the Royal Government of Bhutan, including 17 years in the Royal Civil Service Commission, the Central Personnel Authority in Bhutan and 11 years with the Local Governance. He was the Chief of Protocol in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bhutan, prior to his posting to the BIMSTEC. During his tenure as the Chief of Protocol, he coordinated and accompanied the head of State and Government to a number State and Official Visits abroad.
Besides, his long and dedicated service to his nation, Mr. Tshering had hands-on experience in working with UN Systems as an intern at the United Nation’s HQs in New York and Geneva respectively during 1989. Over the span of 33 years of his active service, he received a number of training both within and abroad and been a part of the Government delegation to various national and international seminars, conferences, and Summits, including Non-Alignment, SAARC and BIMSTEC Summits and the United Nations General Assembly.
In recent times, Mr. Tshering attended a Seminar in the National Government Administration in Japan, Labor and Employment Statistics in Washington D.C, an Executive Seminar on Strategic Planning and Information Management at the US National Defense Academy, Washington and a Seminar on the Regional Security Cooperation at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS), Honolulu in the US Island State of Hawaii.
Mr. Tshering has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from India and Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management from the United Kingdom. He is a recipient of the Coronation Silver Medal (2008), Bhutan Civil Service Silver Medal (2013) and the Civil Service Gold Medal (2014).
He enjoys any sporting events, hiking and visits the field and heritage sites.
He is married and a happy father of 3 children, with no restrictions on diet.