Board of Directors

Lhak-Sam (BNP+) Board of Directors

Mr. Dechen Dorji

Chairperson of the Board

Mr. Dechen Dorji is currently the Country Representative for the WWF program in Bhutan. Prior to Joining the WWF, he served as policy researcher and Professional Assistant to His Majesty the King. He has a Masters degree in Environmental Studies from Yale University and an Undergraduate degree in Forestry from University of Wales, UK. Mr. Dorji has worked for close to 7 years in Eastern Bhutan managing regional forestry and agriculture development project funded by the World Bank and IFAD. He is also the founding Director of the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment located in lamegompa, Bumthang, where he worked for close to 4 years establishing the Institute in commemoration of the Centenary Celebrations of our Monarchy. Besides his professional portfolio, he actively engages in several charitable programs and takes keen interest in engaging with Youth issues and promoting activities of various civil society organizations in the country.

Mr. Rinchen Lethro

Board Member

RINCHEN LETHRO (Mr.), 33, is the GLOBAL YOUTH PEACE AMBASSADOR (Global Peace Chain & Regional Alliance for Fostering Youth), CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (Padmakara Training Institute), ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR (Bhutan Forest Restoration), PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT (RL Consulting House), and the FOUNDER of RL Franchise Holdings. Besides being the Recipient of the ‘BEST LEADER’ Award from amongst 200+ Delegates from 30+ Countries for the Global Youth Peace Ambassador Program, he is also the QUALIFIER of Business Acceleration Program conducted by The IC2 Institute at The University of Texas at Austin. Additionally, he is a Seasoned MENTOR to Entrepreneurs and an ASSOCIATE of a few International Social Clubs. Rinchen Lethro (Mr.) who possess 10+ Years working knowledge of Training, Counselling, Educating, Social Entrepreneurship, Policy Development, Business Analytics, and Multi-media, etc. has Bachelors Degree from Sherubtse College (Royal University of Bhutan) majoring in Buddhist Literature, Philosophy & Communication.

Mr. Rohit Adhikhari

Board Member

Mr. Rohit Adhikhari has a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering. He works under a leading local engineering consulting firm which also operates Bhutan’s only private material testing laboratory. Although from a technical background, Mr. Adhikhari has a niche for business development and administration and therefore manages most of the firm’s bidding process as well as the material testing laboratory. He was engaged in the firm since 2011 as part time and officially from 2016 as full time employee. Under his mentorship, the firm has successfully managed to secure and deliver several projects of national importance. Of late, he is also involved with Sr. consultants for financial modelling of management projects and detailed project reports.

Mr. Chand Kumar Rai

Board Member

Mr. Chand Kumar Rai is self taught Bhutanese film maker, who aspires to inspire “meaningful creativity that transcends barriers”. Awarded a certificate of recognition for his contribution to visual story telling by The Queen Mother of Bhutan, Ashi Sangay Choden Wangchuk, Chand has made short films, documentaries, numerous public service announcements on social issues. Chand is currently the head of Rabbit in The Twilight Production and to hope to continue making meaningful movies.

Khandu Om Dorji, Lhak-Sam Board Member

Mrs. Khandu Om Dorji

Board Member

Ms. Khandu has rich work experience from both UN agencies and government. She is the proprietor of Gangtey Palace Expeditions