Board of Directors


Mr Karma Gaylay

Director General, Ministry of Education (MoE)

Dasho Karma Galay has Bachelor’s Degree from Sherubtse and a Master’s Degree from Stanford University. He started his career as Planning Officer at the erstwhile Planning Commission in 1995. He also worked as Chief Research Officer in CBS, Chief Programme Office in DLG, Director of DoR, MoWHS and Dzongda of Sarpang Dzongkhag.“

“He is soft-spoken and speaks in a friendly casual manner even to his foes. Coming from a farming background, he has a high passion for agriculture and helped them through various means like the Foothill Festival which gave the farmers to showcase and sell their products. He has researched Time Use and Happiness and Environmental Impacts. He has also co-edited various important works on GNH. “

“He is social and always encouraged community vitality. He organized numerous sporting and social activities that brought communities together. Sporting events like marathons and cycling events allowed for showing talent and improving bonding. He used to participate himself to boost morale. He is compassionate and down-to-earth. He is religious and has initiated numerous religious programs. He has unique qualities that are based on the participatory approach and understanding of the people. And from where did all this uniqueness come from? It all started from being a compassionate Wadipa“


Mr. Sherab Zangpo

Dungpa, Nganglam Dungkhag, Pemagatshel Dzongkhag

Mr Sherab Zangpo obtained Bachelors in Arts (Geography Hons) from Sherubtse, Kanglung, Masters in Human Resource Management from Monash University in Australia and Post Graduate Certificate in Development Management from Royal Institute of Management (RIM) in Thimphu.

(On 2004 on wards) He served as a Human Resource Officer in Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs (MoHCA) and Ministry of Labour and Human Resources (MoLHR) for 12 years; (On 2016 on ward) he was serving as Dungpa at Sakteng Dungkhag and currently, he is serving as Dungpa at Nganglam Dungkhag.





Mr. Thinlay Gyamtsho 

Mr. Thinlay Gyamtsho is the proprietor of T&K Construction Pvt Limited established in May 28, 1990. Currently, he is also serving as the President of Construction Association of Bhutan (CAB) and the Board of Directors of IFAWPCA, Bhutan Insurance Limited and Construction Board of Bhutan. He is also the chairman of Briquette Manufacturing Pvt Limited.





Mr. Dechen Choling


Chief Executive Officer,

Dungsam Cement Corporation Limited


Mr. Dechen Choling obtained Bachelor of Technology in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from University of Kerala, India in 2002; Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MScE) from University of New Brunswick, Canada in 2009 and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from University of Canberra, Australia in 2021. He worked for Bhutan Power Corporation Limited (BPC) from October 2002 – 2022. He was a General Manager for Strategic Planning & Business Development Department from 2019 – June 2022, Thimphu, General Manager for Renewable Energy Department from 2016 – 2019. He also worked as a Project Manager for Wind Power Project, Project Engineer for National Load Dispatch Centre (NLDC), now Bhutan Power System Operator (BPSO) from 2009 – 2011. He started his career in BPC as a Deputy Manager for Rural Electrification of six eastern districts of Bhutan from 2002 – 2005.



Mr. Sonam Dargay

Researcher, Center for Research

Mr. Sonam Darjay obtained his Master of Business Administration from the University of Canberra, Australia, Advanced Diploma of Applied Environmental Management from the Northern Sydney Institute, Australia, and Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) from College of Science and Technology, Bhutan.

Mr. Sonam has over a decade of experience working at Electricity Regulatory Authority (the then Bhutan Electricity Authority), Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources from 2010 to 2022. During his tenure he has shouldered numerous professional activities starting from licensing of hydropower and alternate renewable energy projects, and R&D activities related to drafting regulations and guidelines for electricity generation, transmission, distribution and sales in Bhutan. He also served as Acting Chief, Licensing and Technical Division, ERA from 2019 to 2022 before founding the Center for Research Bhutan.

Besides Mr. Sonam’s professional capacity, he is passionate about studying the financial performance of the companies listed in the stock market. Also, transformational leadership, employee motivation, environmental management, and the application of disruptive technologies such as machine learning and AI are his other area of interest.



Mr Harilal  Bhattarai 

Senior Analyst

Druk Holding and Investments  Limited (DHI)

Mr Harilal  Bhattarai obtained his Bachelor in Computer Science (Hons.) from St. Joseph’s College, North Point Darjeeling, and MBA from Anna University, Chennai. He is currently working as Sr. Analyst in DHI. Prior to DPL Board, he was serving on the Board of Director of State Trading Corporation of Bhutan Limited (STCBL)



Mr. Dhan Bdr Gurung

Chief Executive Officer 

Dungsam Polymers Limited

Mr. Dhan Bdr Gurung Obtained Diploma in General Mechanical Engineering from
Royal Bhutan Polytechnic, Dewathang and Bachelor Of
Business Administration from Kalinga University, Raipur,
During his tenure with Bhutan Polymer Company Limited for
13 years, he served at various capacities prior to joining
Dungsam Polymers Limited as Production Engineer in 2011.
Prior to joining as a Chief Executive Officer he served as
Head Technical Service Division/Chief Engineer Plant in
DPL. He has extensive experiences in the fields of Polymer Industries and in Polymer