Jigme Thinley Namgyal
Mr. Jigme Thinlye Namgyal, Chairman of the Board of Thimphu TechPark Ltd., serves full time as the Director General of Department of IT & Telecom, Ministry of Information and Communications. He served for 18 years in the Department of Civil Registration and Census, Ministry of Home & Cultural Affairs. Then he worked as Project Director for the new citizenship identity card project from 2002-2004. During the first ever Population and Housing Census conducted in 2005, he worked both as Project Manager and Chief Demographer. As the Project Director for G2C Project, an e-Government project of Bhutan, he initiated and automated many services, which reduced turn-around-time benefiting citizens immensely. In 2011, he was selected as the Director of Department of Labour where he brought in many changes and streamlined and decentralized the delivery of services to the Regional Offices. In 2016 he was transferred to the Department of IT & Telecom. Besides undergoing many management and leadership courses, he is a trained demographer.
Mr. Karma Tshewang is currently working as the Director of Technical Department in Bhutan Telecom. He joined the erstwhile Department of Telecom under Ministry of Communications in 1996 after graduating with a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from PennState University, USA. Even after the Department of Telecom was corporatized as Bhutan Telecom Ltd. in July 2000, he has continued to work there in various capacities and has vast experience in the telecom industry. He has been instrumental in developing telecommunication network in the Kingdom of Bhutan, in particular, in the extension of telecom services to the rural communities of Bhutan.
Mr. Dorji Khandu received his MBA degree from The Hague University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. He started his career as a civil servant in the Department of Revenue and Customs under the Ministry of Finance (MoF). Mr. Dorji joined Druk Holding and Investments after resigning from the civil service. Currently, he is working as Sr. Business Analyst under the Department of Investment in Druk Holding And Investments Limited (DHI).
Mr. Dawa Sonam is the IT Head at Druk Holding and Investments (DHI). He started his career as an Engineer at Bhutan Telecom in 2004, and gradually rose to the positions of Manager at DrukNet, and then Head of Billing and International Affairs prior to joining DHI in 2015. He has Masters in Information Technology and Postgraduate Diploma in Internetworking and Security from Murdorch University, Western Australia. He did his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Madras University, India.
Tshering Cigay Dorji
Dr Tshering Cigay Dorji has a Masters and Ph.D in computer engineering (informatics) from the University of Tokushima, Japan, and Master of Management from the University of Canberra, Australia. He has about 15 years’ combined experience in programming, teaching, information system design, database administration, research and senior level management in the corporate sector. His first degree was B.E. Electrical Engineering (First Class Honours) from the University of Wollongong, Australia, awarded in December 1999. He has previously worked with Bhutan Telecom for several years as system and database administrator, research engineer and head of Billing & International Affairs.
Ms. Choden joined TTPL in January 2012 and is currently working as the Office Manager and Company Secretary. She is also responsible for providing support, training and mentoring to the entrepreneurs associated with Bhutan Innovation and Technology Centre, the first business incubator located inside Thimphu TechPark. She graduated with a Bachelor of Computer Applications from AVS College of Arts & Science, Tamilnadu, India, in 2009. Prior to joining TTPL, she has worked in the news media industry as a marketing officer for three and half years during which she received training in marketing and branding from the Times of India. She has also completed the training ‘Social Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility’ from the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Ahmedabad, in 2013, the ‘Social Partnership for Business Development’ from Aahus Tech, Denmark, in 2014, and the ‘Training of Trainers for New Business Creations and Marketing’ organized by CEFE Sri Lanka- and the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources, Bhutan, in 2015. She is a trained mentor for budding entrepreneurs.
Mr. Karma Tshewang