Prime Minister

Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay

Tshering Tobgay
Prime Minister of Bhutan

Date of Birth : September 19, 1965
Birth Place : Bhutan
Positions held:
July 27, 2013 till date: Prime Minister of Bhutan

April 21, 2008 to April 20, 2013
Leader of  Opposition, National Assembly of Bhutan and President of the People’s Democratic Party

February, 2007 till date
Candidate, People’s Democratic Party, Thimphu.

July 1, 2003 to February 1, 2007
Director, Department of Human Resources, Ministry of Labour and Employment

May 10, 1999 to June 30, 2003
Director, National Technical Training Authority (NTTA), Royal Government of Bhutan

January 1, 1997 to May 9, 1999
Officer-in-Charge, Technical and Vocational Education Section (TVES), Department of Education, Royal Government of Bhutan

October 16, 1991 to December 31 1996
Program Officer, Technical and Vocational Education Section, Department of Education

Academic Background
1. 2003 – 2004
University : Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Degree : Masters of Public Administration

2. 1987 – 1990
University : University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Degree : Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Mechanical)

3. Short courses, seminars and workshops
(i)In England: Project monitoring and evaluation.
(ii) In Italy: Institutional strengthening of vocational training
(iii) In South Korea: Improving quality of vocational training
(iv) In the Philippines: Using IT in vocational training
(v) In Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines: Traditional art and craft
(vi) In India: Strategic planning

4. Personal Interests
Tshering Tobgay is married to Tashi Doma and has two children. He enjoys volunteering, reading, trekking, bicycling, jogging, archery, music and drama. He is a prolific blogger, and is active on Facebook and Twitter.

5. Special Awards

Tshering Tobgay is the first recipient of the reinstituted Lungmar Scarf (a lifelong scarf). He was conferred Lungmar by His Majesty the King during the 107th National Day celebration on 17th December 2014. This was awarded in recognition of his contributions to the democratic process during his tenure as the opposition leader between 2008-2012, and with the expectation that he would serve equally well as the Prime Minister.

MoE – Informing Children of the New Global Goals

MoE - Informing Children of the New Global Goals

Lyonpo Mingbo Dukpa, the Hon’ble Sherig Lyonpo presided over the launch of the world’s largest lesson entitled “Informing Children of ...

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UNICEF Regional Director calls on PM

UNICEF Regional Director calls on PM

Ms. Karin Hulshof, UNICEF Regional Director for South Asia paid a courtesy call on Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay this afternoon at ...

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PM signs Performance Agreements with Wangdue and Trongsa Dzongdags

PM signs Performance Agreements with Wangdue and Trongsa Dzongdags

The Prime Minister Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay has travelled to Wangdue Phodrang and Trongsa Dzongkhags today. Upon reaching the dzongkhags, Lyonchhen and ...

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PM meets the Singaporean Minister

The Prime Minister Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay today met with H.E. Mr. Lawrence Wong, Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth ...

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Speeches of HPM