Namrata Pradhan is a senior lecturer in Norbuling Rigter college, Paro. Prior to that she taught in Gaeddu college of Business Studies and Royal Thimphu College. Her educational specialization is in the field of Marketing and HR; and professional specialization in the field of general management, Hospitality and Education. She also runs her family business in the tourism sector where she handles marketing and operations. Along with all her professional responsibilities, she is working on a start-up venture of her own.
Dipan Pradhan has professional experience in business management, team leadership and teaching. He is a senior lecturer in Norbuling Rigter college, Paro specializing in Finance, Business Management and Entrepreneurship. Prior to this he was a lecturer in Gaeddu College of Business Studies and has also worked with Wipro and the Army welfare project. Dipan is an entrepreneur himself, and looks after Marketing and Finance for his family business in the tourism sector.
Sangay Tshering is the managing partner of Green E, a 10 year old Information Technology firm based out of Thimphu. He grooms and motivates his team to bring out the best in themselves to promote self-leadership and management. Sangay is involved with the strategic management of his firm and spends major effort on organizational culture and capacity development.
Sangay has served as the Executive Director for the Evaluation Association of Bhutan, a mutual benefit organization (CSO) registered with the Civil Society Organization Authority in Bhutan. He sits on the Board of Trustees of Loden Foundation.
Sangay holds a MBA in Tourism Management and a Bachelor in Communication from Assumption University, Thailand
Some call him entrepreneur of the year, some call him a brand master and some call him jack of all trades. But Ganchu likes to consider himself to be an orphan of the crazy phallus. At age 27 he quit his government job, working as an engineer, and started a one man run radio station; because he did not like the music being aired on the one and only government owned radio station. His generation was deprived of a platform to sing and jam, so he started the first live music club ‘Mojo Park’. Mojo Park is now the dream venue to perform for youth all over Bhutan. His latest startup is Azha Pasa, a mobile and web app, offering creative solutions to the everyday problems faced by the Bhutanese community.
Ugyen Lham has a Bachelor’s of Commerce (Honours) from Kanglung College (Affiliated to Delhi University, India), and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from The Australian National University, Australia. She also has an International Diploma with distinction in Project Appraisal and Management from Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands. Ugyen has more than 24 years of experience in Bhutan’s development sector and brings a wide range of skills and knowledge.
Mr. Vijay Gurung (Victor) is a uniquely talented trainer and facilitator, who effectively engages every participant. As a professional with over 10 successful years as Head of the department, IT & Mathematics, and Senior Lecturer at Royal Thimphu College and also being a true entrepreneur in starting a Web Technology-based business and consultant by his passion, he has amassed a storehouse of real-world experiences that have added value to companies and the clients he served. He received his bachelor’s degree in MSc IT from India in 2007 and started off delivering services to clients with a vision to provide value-added high quality IT Solutions to the clients by combining technology, domain expertise, process focus, and a commitment to long-term client relationships.
He has been playing a dynamic part in building a start-up ecosystem in Bhutan and is represented as Senior Mentor in many start-up programs in Bhutan. He is also the founder and CTO of iDRUK SOLUTIONS.
Rabsel Dorji is an entrepreneur and consultant, with interests in tourism, education, and social entrepreneurship. He previously taught at the Royal Thimphu College and worked for Asian Development Bank Bhutan and the UN in Geneva. He holds an MBA from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and a BA from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.
Kesang Om is the CEO and the founder for Institute for Learning Solutions (ILS), a management training institute. Kesang is result oriented and enables ideas and the development of professional standards. She helps her participants gain insights on different subjects to achieve a lasting positive result with her skilled leadership and effective communication.
Kinley is on a mission to build ‘businesses for good’ – also known as social businesses – as the Chief of Social Enterprises at one of the oldest non-profit, Bhutan Youth Development Fund(YDF). He has over a decade long experience in the impact sector in Bhutan and Australia, with a hands-on business comprehension. He is a serial co-founder of startups such as the Twenty Four Seven (first 24/7 convenience store in Bhutan), Wastepaper recycling enterprise (first egg tray manufacturer in Bhutan), Innovate Bhutan, and Business Clinic Centre.
He has a Masters of Social Entrepreneurship from Macquarie Business School in Australia.
Co-Founder of iBhutan, Strategy and Finance Manager. Charudatt is an Entrepreneur and a Consultant with demonstrated success in global challenges—Public Health, Energy Efficiency and Entrepreneurship Development. He is experienced in public and private sectors, with global leaders and C-suite, in advisory, strategy and change management. He combines cross-industry leanings with analytical and stakeholder management skills to innovate. He is a Manufacturing Engineer from BITS Pilani, India and holds an MBA in Strategy (and minor in Finance) and a Master’s Certificate in Energy & Finance from HEC Paris, France.
Ankit Bhaskar is a seasoned finance professional having extensive experience in the areas of strategy, corporate finance, strategic finance, Mergers and Acquisitions and investment banking. Ankit completed his MBA in Strategy from HEC Paris, France. He is also a Chartered Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has passed all the three exam levels of the CFA Program.
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Chemical engineer with 8+ years of experience as a consultant in different countries (USA, Colombia, Brazil, Chile and Zambia) and in several industries (consumer goods, transports, automotive, mining and minerals, cement, construction, and luxury). Expertise in developing operational excellence programs as well as in leading and coaching cross-functional and multicultural teams. Solid knowledge in the implementation of Lean manufacturing and continuous improvement practices.
Edgar, a Venezuelan by birth, is a Mechanical Engineer who likes to follow his personal interests and who went to work in finance straight after college. After working for a few years in General Motors and afterwards in a Latam-wide general commerce, wholesale and distribution company, he decided to start his own chicken farm, which saw much growth and of which he still feels very proud. After selling it, he did an MBA at HEC Paris. His experience first landed him a position in France’s third-largest telecom company and then the role of Financial Controller for Beauty Tech in the world’s largest beauty group, L’Oréal. He defines himself as a highly entrepreneurial and people-oriented person.