Mr. Karma Galay

Mr. Karma Galay was appointed as the Director General for the Department of School Education in October 2020. Before joining the Ministry, he was serving as a Dzongda for Sarpang Dzongkhag Administration. He also held the position of a Director under the Department of Roads in 2013.
Additionally, he has carried out the research titled, ‘Time Use Happiness and Environmental Impacts’ and co-edited several significant books on Gross National Happiness. He brings vast experience and a broad range of expertise at the policy and executive levels.

He holds a Master’s Degree in International Policy Studies from the Standford University of California and a Bachelor’s Degree with Economics Honours from Sherubtse College, Bhutan. He hails from Saling in Mongar. He serves as an Independent, Non-Executive Director and Chairman on NRDCL Board.

Mr. Sonam Wangdi
Board Director

Mr. Sonam Wangdi is currently serving as the Chief of Nature Conservation Division under the Department of Forests and Park Services of the Royal Government of Bhutan. As the Chief of this Division, he is responsible for providing strategic guidance for conservation programs in the country and also ensuring sustainable utilization of forest resources within Bhutan’s Protected Areas.
As the Chief, he is responsible for technically advising the protected area system of Bhutan with scientific management interventions. He serves as an Independent and Non-Executive Director on NRDCL Board.

Mr. Ugyen Wangdi
Board Director

Mr. Ugyen Wangdi is an Associate Director at Druk Holding and Investments (DHI) Limited. Ugyen received his Bachelor’s of Science degree from Sherubtse College and Masters in Business Administration with finance specialization from Australian National University, Canberra. He also obtained one year post graduate diploma in public administration prior to his appointment in civil service in 2006. Ugyen has over 15 years of experience in the corporate governance (CG) and currently heads the CG functions at DHI.

Mr. Sunil Rasaily
Board Director

Mr. Sunil Rasaily currently works as an independent consultant in the areas of business, economic and financial management. He has a cross-functional work experience spanning over two and a half decades in the Government, public and private sector.
He has over 14 years of work experience in the private sector and has been closely associated with the manufacturing and mineral sector. He also worked in the Bhutan Power Corporation for over 11 years at a technical capacity as well as a corporate planner. He is a founding partner of QED Group, established in 2012 to pursue evidence-based research and advocate alternate solutions to topical issues through its consulting arm and think tank.
He works closely with the Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry and is actively involved in private sector development activities at the policy level.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. He serves as an Independent and Non-Executive Director on NRDCL Board.

Mr. Chencho
Board Director

Mr. Chencho serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of NRDCL Board. He is currently serving as the Cabinet Director and Principal Secretary to Hon’ble Prime Minister. Before joining to the Prime Minister‘s Office, he served as a Chief Program Officer in GNHC. He received his Master in Applied Science (Information System) RMIT University, Australia and Bachelors in Information Technology from Sherubtse College.

Ms. Dechen Eadon
Board Director

Ms. Dechen Eadon serves as an Independent and Non-Executive director of NRDCL Board. She currently works at Royal Institute of Management (RIM) as a Sr. Lecturer. Prior to joining the RIM, she served as a Chief HR Officer in the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC). She received her Master of Business (HR) from QUT, Australia and B.Com (Hons) from Sherubtse College.

Mr. Jigme Thinley
Board Director/CEO

Mr. Jigme Thinley is the Chief Executive Officer of Natural Resources Development Corporation Limited since July 2023. He brings with him many years of experience from across multiple organizations both in the government and the corporate sectors. He has more than 23 years of diverse experiences in the area of taxation, business, entrepreneurship, HR Management and finance. He has Masters of Business Administration (international business) from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.