|Prime Minister of Bhutan|
30 July 2013
|Monarch||Jigme Khesar Namgyel
|Preceded by||Jigme Thinley|
19 September 1965 |
|Political party||People's Democratic Party|
Tshering Tobgay is a Bhutanese politician who has been Prime Minister of Bhutan since 2013. He was the Leader of Opposition party in National Assembly from March 2008 till April 2013. He is also leader of the People's Democratic Party.
Tobgay was a founding member of the People’s Democratic Party and was responsible for establishing the Party as Bhutan’s first registered political party.
Tobgay received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering in 1990 and later received a master's in public administration from Harvard University in 2004. He received his secondary schooling in India, at Dr. Graham's Homes School in the city of Kalimpong in the eastern Himalayas.
He was a civil servant before he engaged politics. He began his career in 1991 with the Technical and Vocational Education Section under the Department of Education. In 1998 he established and headed the National Technical Training Authority and served as a director in the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources from 2003 till 2007.
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