Kunzang Namgyal Tshering
Mr. Tshering joined the Royal Bhutan Civil Service in 1983 and rendered 33 years of continuous service to the King, Country and the People of Bhutan as of today. He is the first Director from Bhutan to the BIMSTEC on deputation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Royal Government of Bhutan with effective from March 2016. He was the Chief of Protocol, prior to his appointment as the Director in the BIMSTEC Secretariat based in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Mr. Tshering served in the various capacities in the Royal Government of Bhutan, including 17 years in the Secretariat of the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC), a constitutional body mandated to carry out the function of the Central Personnel Authority in the country. In between, he also served with the Local Governance as the Governor cum District Development Chief Executive for 11 years in three regions. Mr. Tshering also served as the Member of the National Assembly of Bhutan (MP) for 5 years from 2003-2007.
During his tenure as the Chief of Protocol, he coordinated a number of the State functions and National events and accompanied His Majesty the King of Bhutan and the Prime Minister for their State and Official Visits both within and 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 his initial years of service with the Government and over the years, he attended a numerous trainings, workshops, seminars, conferences and Summits both in-country and abroad, including Non-Alignment, Summits, SAARC, BIMSTEC and the United Nations General Assembly.
In recent times, Mr. Tshering attended an executive level Seminars on Strategic Planning and Information Management at the US National Defense Academy, Washington and the Regional Security Cooperation at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS), Honolulu in 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), Royal Civil Service Silver Medal (2013) and the Gold Medal in 2014.
He enjoys any sporting events, hiking and visiting heritage and the country sites.
Mr. Tshering is married and a happy father of 3 children, with no restrictions on diet.