Board & Staff

Her Majesty Ashi Tshering Pem Wangchuck, as President, oversees the management and administration of the YDF with assistance from the Management Board.

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The Management Board ensures the growth and sustainability of the fund, approves the annual budget, approves and monitors projects, and oversees the financial condition of the fund.  The Bhutan Youth Development Fund is audited by the Royal Audit Authority of Bhutan. The annual and periodical progress reports help monitor and evaluate activities supported by the Bhutan Youth Development Fund.

Board Members

Dasho Wangchuk Dorji

What do you currently do?
I am the Vice Chairman of Tashi Group.
What inspired you to become a board member of YDF?
I truly believe that our future lies in the hands of our youth. Being a part of this institution ensures that aspect of our society is looked into.
What advice would you give to the youth of Bhutan?
Success in anything is achievable, and hard work is the key to it. Nothing can substitute good effort.

Karma Dorji

What do you currently do?
I am employed in the private sector.
What inspired you to become a board member of YDF?
The need to give back to society.
What advice would you give to the youth of Bhutan?
Pursue your goals; they are all achievable.

Sonam Thuji Tshering

Sonam Thuji Tshering

What do you currently do?
I am employed in the private sector.
What inspired you to become a board member of YDF?
The future of our country lies in the hands of our youth. I believe this should be an inspiration for all Bhutanese to make their own contributions in any which way they can.
What advice would you give to the youth of Bhutan?
Be optimistic and identify opportunities that exist. They may not be the ones that you envisioned, but be willing to try them anyway. Every opportunity is a stepping stone to where you want to be in life. Take full advantage of those opportunities so that you can live a meaningful and content life.

Karma Yangley

What do you currently do?
I am employed in the private sector.
What inspired you to become a board member of YDF?
I was inspired by Her Majesty the Queen Mother’s effort in ensuring that the needs of Bhutanese youth and children are met.
What advice would you give to the youth of Bhutan?
Never give up!

Rinzi Om

What do you currently do?
I am Working with the World Health Organization in Bhutan in the areas of Human Resource as well as Programs & Administration.
What inspired you to become a board member of YDF?
YDF reaches out to all the disadvantaged children in our country and it instigated me to make my own humble contributions to develop the youths of our country. 63% of Bhutan’s population are young people, and I am truly motivated to see a healthy and strong Bhutan in the future through constructive means of supporting our youth. I am also inspired having seen Her Majesty the Queen Mother selflessly dedicating her efforts to engage the youth of Bhutan on their paths to mental and physical development.
What advice would you give to the youth of Bhutan?
Show respect and affection to elderly people, be yourself and don’t let negative elements affect you. Have a goal and work hard to reach that goal.

Yandey Penjor

What do you currently do?
I’m enjoying my early retirement pursuing the things in life that I really didn’t have time for such as traveling, reading, practicing spirituality, house keeping and volunteering for YDF.
What inspired you to become a board member of YDF?
I feel honored to be offered a place on the Board of YDF, an organization that I was fortunate to be a part of since its establishment in 1999 as its Executive Director. YDF gives me the opportunity to help ensure a future that is led by dynamic citizens with values and resilience to face challenges of a rapidly changing society. YDF gives meaning to my life and a sense of responsible citizenship.
What advice would you give to the youth of Bhutan?
Always be true to yourself for you cannot cheat the person in the mirror
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YDF Secretariat Staff

Dorji Ohm
Executive Director
Jigme Thinley
Director, Finance & Investment jigmethinley@bhutanyouth.org
Chimi Palky
Sr. ADM & Finance Coordinator chimipalky@bhutanyouth.org
Kinley Tenzin
Program Coordinator kinleytenzin@bhutanyouth.org
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Roma Pradhan
Program Coordinator romapradhan@bhutanyouth.org
Rinchen Tshering
HR and ADM Coordinator rinchentshering@bhutanyouth.org
Srijana Ghalley
Program Officer         srijana@bhutanyouth.org
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Tashi Deki
Scholarship Officer tashideki@bhutanyouth.org
Tandin Wangchuk
Media and Communication Officer tandinwangchuk@bhutanyouth.org
Tashi Dendup
PA to Executive Director tashidhendup@bhutanyouth.org
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Tenzin Wangchuk
Asst. Program Officer        tenzinwangchuk@bhutanyouth.org
Karma Tshering Wangchuk
Program Officer, Fundraising karmatw@bhutanyouth.org
Narayani Pradhan
Program Officer, Fundraising npradhan@bhutanyouth.org
Guna Raj Neopani
Maintenance & Estate-in-Charge raj@bhutanyouth.org
Sonam Choki
Accountant     sonamchokey@bhutanyouth.org
Phub Namgay
IT Assistant     phubnamgay@bhutanyouth.org
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Karma Wangdi
Office Driver