The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa candidate for the Chhoekhor-Tang constituency, Tenzin Norbu is the replacement for former Opposition leader Dr. Pema Gyamtsho after the latter resigned to join ICIMOD.

He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management and Tourism from the University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration in Zurich, Switzerland. He also has an undergraduate degree in Business Management from Bangalore University, India. The 35-year-old in a question and answer session with Business Bhutan’s senior reporter Chencho Dema shares his views on […]

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‘I live by integrity, empathy, compassion and excellence’

A young women leader, Eleanor Rosa Pinugu from Philippines, co-founder and executive director of Mano Amiga Academy, a social enterprise focused on providing affordable high quality education to low-income communities, sustainable livelihood for disadvantaged women, and innovative education advocacy programs talks with Business Bhutan reporter Dechen Dolkar on women leadership. She is also co-founder and […]

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Substance abuser turns savior for the desolate

Roaming with vigilant eyes, tattooed arms, wearing boots, he appears to be high on drugs. But that’s not what Ugyen Dorji actually is. He is frequently seen helping the homeless and helpless elderly wandering in the streets of Phuentsholing. The roughness on his face carries a certain calm and composure.  Ugyen Dorji, 35, from Sha […]

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Introducing Bhutan’s first female satellite engineer

Aiming for the stars His Majesty The King has been her role model since childhood. Twenty-five year old Yeshey Choden has high standards as is her occupation as Bhutan’s first female satellite engineer.  “I take inspiration and guidance from His Majesty’s speeches and His Majesty’s every day actions of care and concern for our country,” […]

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‘Above all, the most important thing is to complete the race’

Pelden Wangchuk, 20, from Drujaygang, Dagana stormed to victory in the 10th Tour of the Dragon winning the title of the son of the dragon this year. Business Bhutan reporter Kinley Yonten caught up with him for a question and answer session to find out the secrets to his tenacity and success. Tell us about […]

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‘BNB has grown from being a small entity to the second largest commercial bank in the country’

Bhutan National Bank’s  (BNB) outgoing Chief Executive Officer, Kipchu Tshering, talks to Business Bhutan reporter Dechen Dolkar on his achievements during his tenure as the CEO and challenges in the banking sector. He started and ended his career in the financial sector. He started his career at RICBL in 1978 and served for 19 years. […]

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PART I ‘My primary responsibility was to ensure the independence, efficiency and effectiveness of the institution of judiciary’

In an interview with Business Bhutan’s Chencho Dema, Chief Justice of Bhutan, Lyonpo Tshering Wangchuk, talks about his journey, the role he played in the judiciary, and other judicial issues. Q. What are your reflections on your term as Chief Justice? A humbling experience to be appointed as the Chief Justice and was very excited […]

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