BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CHAIRMAN
Dasho Penjore

Dasho Penjore was appointed as the Governor of the Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan in December 2015 and subsequently re-appointed as Governor for the second term on 27th-Nov-2020. Dasho started his career in the Royal Monetary Authority in 1987 and served as the Deputy Managaing Director from 2003 to 2006. In 2006, he was appointed as the Chief Chamberlain to His Majesty the King of Bhutan and was conferred Red Scarf Title of "Dasho" in 2008 for his distinguished service to the nation. Before he was appointed as the Governor, he was the Chief Executive Officer of National Pension & Provident Fund of Bhutan. Dasho Penjore completed his Masters in Economics from Northeastern University, Boston, USA.

His Majesty the King awarded Druk Thuksey Medal to Dasho Penjore during the National Day Celebrations in December 2017 for his dedicated service to the nation.

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Ms. Kesang Deki

Ms. Kesang Deki is the Secretary of Ministry of Finance. Before she was appointed as the Finance Secretary, she served as the Director General of Department of National Property. She holds a Master's degree in Public Finance from the University of Tokyo, Japan

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Mr. Sonam Tenzin

Mr. Sonam Tenzin is the Director General of Department of Trade, Ministry of Economic Affairs. He served as the Executive Director of the newly established Office of Consumer Protection from January 2014 to January 2016. He has a Master's Degree in Management Studies (MMS) with specialization in Finance and Accountancy.

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Mr. Phajo Dorjee

Mr. Phajo Dorjee was appointed as the Deputy Governor of RMA in June 2015 and subsequently re-appointed as Deputy Governor for second term on 1st-Jul-2020. Prior to his appointment as Deputy Governor, he served the RMA as the Director in the Banking Department, and Currency Management Department. He has a Master's degree in Public Administration and Economic Policy Management from Columbia University, USA.

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Ms. Yangchen Tshogyel

Ms. Yangchen Tshogyel was appointed as the Deputy Governor of RMA in September 2016 and subsequently re-appointed as Deputy Governor for second term on 1st-Sep-2021. Prior to her appointment as the Deputy Governor, she served as the Director of the Research and Statistics Department. She has a Master's degree in Public Policy, with specialization in Economic Policy from the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.

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Mr. Han Hee Jan

Mr. Han has more than 30 years of working experience in banking and finance. He started his banking career with Citibank Financial Control unit managing Accounting Compliance, Regulatory reporting and General Ledger management function. He was the Chief Financial Officer for Singapore Consumer business during which he led the Finance workstream in the incorporation of Citibank Singapore Limited. As a member of the key operating Committees covering Treasury, Compliance & Control, Accounting and Credit, he actively provides strategic direction and oversight on the management of liquidity, price, credit and operational risk of the consumer business. He joined Citibank Regional Team as the Chief of Staff for Citibank Asia Consumer business working with the Global office in setting the strategic direction for the Consumer Business. He led the monthly performance review process with 14 countries to drive business financial results. He was the project lead representing Asia Consumer Bank on Citigroup-wide Execution 2.0 initiative to optimise bank resources across Asia Consumer Businesses, and to drive cost efficiency in achieving the targeted Operating Efficiency for Asia Consumer Bank. Mr. Han holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) in Finance.

Mr. Han also actively volunteers for non-profit organizations. He is a member of ART:DIS board of directors, a charity for Persons with Disabilities holding the Treasurer position.

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Mr. Nelson Trevor Thackery

Mr. Nelson is a New Zealander with over 30yrs banking experience, working in countries from NZ, Singapore and Japan along with selected Asia Pacific countries. He began his banking career as a Money Market and Commercial Paper trader with Barclays (NZ) Ltd. After establishing the corporate sales & Advisory desk at Westpac (NZ) he went onto manage the Sales & Advisory desk for NZI Bank (NZ) Ltd. He joined Citibank NA in Singapore to establish its retail foreign exchange unit before becoming Singapore Consumer bank treasurer. He moved onto a senior role in Citi's Asia Pacific Regional Treasury before being appointed as Corporate Treasurer for Citibank Japan Ltd where he served on the Citi Japan Executive Committee.

Along with bank treasury management, he was a leading panelist on the selection process for Citibank Singapore's consumer Management Associates (MA) program, including being Chief mentor for the MA batches from 2000-2010. Since leaving the corporate world, Nelson has continued with specialist banking and treasury advisory roles along with ALM advisory, consulting and training. Focus being primarily on balance sheet management and optimization, Basel, Asset & Liabilities management, treasury product wealth management sales and advisory, funding and liquidity, Treasury management policy, ALCO and governance. Mr. Nelson has a Bachelor of Commerce (BCA) from Victoria University of Wellington, NZ and a MBA from National University of Singapore. He is currently a Director of Waimahn Holdings Private Limited and a Special Advisor for Singapore Consultancy Pte Ltd.