Tshering Tobgay

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Tshering Tobgay
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Prime Minister of Bhutan
Assumed office
30 July 2013
Monarch Jigme Khesar Namgyel
Preceded by Jigme Thinley
Personal details
Born (1965-09-19) 19 September 1965 (age 49)
Haa, Bhutan
Political party People's Democratic Party
Alma mater University of Pittsburgh
Harvard University

Tshering Tobgay is a Bhutanese politician who has been Prime Minister of Bhutan since 2013. He is also leader of the People's Democratic Party,[1] and he was Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly from March 2008 to April 2013.

Tobgay was a co-founder 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, near Darjeeling, 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 to 2007.[2]


  1. ^ "Opposition leader voices concerns". Kuensel. 2 August 2008. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "President". People's Democratic Party. Retrieved July 27, 2013. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jigme Thinley
Prime Minister of Bhutan