Sonam Tobgye

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Sonam Tobgye
Chief Advisor of Bhutan
In office
28 April 2013 – 27 July 2013
MonarchJigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
Preceded byJigme Thinley (as Prime Minister)
Succeeded byTshering Tobgay (as Prime Minister)
Personal details
Born15 November 1949 (aged 69)

Lyonpo Sonam Tobgye (born 15 November 1949) is a political and judicial figure from Bhutan. He served as Chief Justice of the High Court of Bhutan from 1991 through 2009 and as Chief Justice of the newly created Supreme Court of Bhutan from 2010 through 2014.[1] He also served as president of SAARCLAW, the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation in Law, from 2011 through 2014. His public service spanned 43 years, beginning as master of household to King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck and ending in constitutionally-mandated retirement at the age of 65.[2]

During the gap between the administrations of Prime Ministers Jigme Thinley and Tshering Tobgay, he served as Bhutan's head of government as Chief Advisor to the interim government from 28 April to 27 July 2013.[3][4]



  1. ^ "Biography at South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation in Law".
  2. ^ "Chief Justice retires". The Journalist. 15 November 2014. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Chief Justice, Lyonpo Sonam Tobgye, as the Chief Advisor of the interim government". Bhutan Observer. 27 April 2013. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Interim Government: Making Way for the Elected Government". DrukGreen. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Bhutan Majestic Travel".
  6. ^ Bhutan Majestic Travel Archived 2016-09-19 at the Wayback Machine
Political offices
Preceded by
Jigme Thinley
Head of Government of Bhutan
as Chief Advisor

Succeeded by
Tshering Tobgay
Preceded by
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Bhutan
Succeeded by
Dasho Tshering Wangchuk