About Jigme Tsering
The Kingdom of Bhutan is a small country with a population of about 700,000 sandwiched between China to the north and India to the south. I come from Haa, a small town in western Bhutan. This page provides some information about me.
My hobby is photography and this goes hand in hand with travelling, which I love to do. In fact my sister and myself took the photographs for the introductary video on how ICT can transform Bhutanese society. The project was implemented by National Institute of Information Technology (NIIT, India), an Indian Consultant for the Chiphen Rigpel Project in Bhutan.
Below is the link to the introductary videos. The photographs were taken using the Canon 50d SLR with a 18 to 200 mm lens. Oh... and my son is the actor in the Time Value video :)
I started my careers in January 2001 with the Royal Civil Service and have worked for over 10 years before resigning in March 2011 to work in the Druk Holding and Investments, the investment arm of the Royal Government of Bhutan. I resigned from the corporate sector in September 2016 to venture in the private sector, focusing primarly on the tourism sector in addition to providing business and consultancy services.
Having worked in the Ministry of Education, Royal Audit Authority, National Environment Commission, Paro District Administration, I have expertise in the field of civil engineering, enviornmental engineering and technical auditing. I have during the tenure carried out engineering design works, environmental impact assessments, project management and executed construction works.
In addition, having working as the Head / Associate Director of the Business Development, Department of Investments, Druk Holding and Investments and being a Board Director on Dungsum Polymer Ltd, Penden Cement Authrity Ltd and DHI Infra Ltd, I have expertise in setting up business and investment in Bhutan. Some of the companies that I have worked to together with can be viewed at this gallary!!
I now look forward to working in my family run tourism business started by my mother in 1999. It has always been my passion to travel, make new friends and now I can truely say that I have found a profession where work is no longer work but just fun :)
In case anyone requires any expertise / business assistance do let me know. I have listed some related links:
I started my elementary schooling at Lungenzampa School in Bhutan. From there I went on to study grade 3 to 5 at North Point in Darjelling. With problem in Darjeeling in 1987, my parents took me out of North Point to study at the American Embassy School in Kathmandu where I completed grade 6 and 7. I finished my remaining schooling at Woodstock School in Mussoorie, India.
After being selected for the Government of India Scholarship in 1995, I undertook my Bacelors in Technology (Civil Engineering) at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. In 2008, I undertook my Masters in Environmental Engineering at the Unviersity of Melbourne under the Asian Development Bank Scholarship. I was recognized as the best ADB scholar for the year 2008 & 2009 :)
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Jigme Tashi Tsering