Namgay Tshering

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Namgay Tshering
Minister for Finance
Assumed office
7 November 2018
Prime MinisterLotay Tshering
Preceded byNamgay Dorji
Member of the National Assembly of Bhutan
Assumed office
31 October 2018
Preceded byKezang Wangmo
ConstituencyDokar-Sharpa
Personal details
Bornc. 1979[1]
Political partyDruk Nyamrup Tshogpa
Alma materUniversity of Madras
Chulalongkorn University

Namgay Tshering (c. 1979) is a Bhutanese politician who has been Minister for Finance since November 2018.[2] He has been a member of the National Assembly of Bhutan, since October 2018.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Tshering was born on c. 1979.[1]

He received a Bachelor of Science in Communication degree from University of Madras, India and a Master's degree in Public Health from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Before entering politics, he served as project coordinator (World bank and Global fund project), planning officer at ministry of health, program manager at National HIV/AIDS control program, (from 2014 to 2018) and National professional officer at World Health Organization, (from 2014 to 2016).[4][5]

Political career[edit]

Tshering is a member Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT).[1] He was elected to the National Assembly of Bhutan in the 2018 elections for the Dokar-Sharpa constituency.[5] He received 4,155 votes and defeated Chencho Dorji, a candidate of Druk Phuensum Tshogpa.[6]

On 3 November, Lotay Tshering formally announced his cabinet structure and Namgay Tshering was named as Minister for Finance.[7] On 7 November 2018, he was sworn in as Minister for Finance in the cabinet of Prime Minister Lotay Tshering.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Bhutan 2018 Elections". www.peldendrukpa.com.
  2. ^ a b "New Cabinet of the Royal Government of Bhutan sworn in on 7th November 2018. – Ministry of Foreign Affairs". www.mfa.gov.bt.
  3. ^ "Namgay Tshering". www.nab.gov.bt.
  4. ^ "The Cabinet takes charge". Business Bhutan.
  5. ^ a b "Meet the cabinet minister-elects of third democratically elected government - BBS". 3 November 2018.
  6. ^ "How DNT took Paro".
  7. ^ "Bhutan's Newly Elected Prime Minister Lotay Tshering Unveiled The 10 Cabinet Ministers On 3 November 2018". www.bhutantimes.com.
Political offices
Preceded by
Namgay Dorji
Minister for Finance
2018–present
Incumbent