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Dr. Douglas Schofield is American and holds a BA degree from Yale University in Chemistry, followed by an MBA in Finance, and Doctorate in Strategic Planning, both from Harvard University. His academic areas are management, finance, strategy, and entrepreneurship. Dr. Schofield has diverse management experience in international banking, finance, venture capital, and government. He founded and managed a financial advisory firm for 20 years. His teaching has been at both the bachelor's and MBA levels, including Semester at Sea program teaching onboard a ship visiting ten countries. He serves as an advisor to Save the Children on microfinance programs in 15 countries. His personal interests include white water rafting and flying as a Private Pilot.








Mr. Madhav Verma, an Indian national born in Phuentsholing, Bhutan, holds a Master’s degree in Commerce (specializing in Business Administration) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Honours) from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He has in-depth exposure to Tally 7.2, MS Office, and Windows and worked with two chartered accountancy firms before coming to Bhutan. He served in the Spiritual Assembly of Baha’i’s of Delhi for 7 years in various positions. He has also been actively involved in social welfare services and has volunteered in the Baha’i House of Worship in New Delhi and in various other NGOs. His personal interests include singing, painting, and traveling. 

Laxmi Kanth Dhakal




Mr. Jigme Tashi is from Samdrup Jongkhar, Bhutan. He holds a Degree in BSc Physical Science from Sherubtse College (Affiliated to Delhi University). He worked for Kaltech Consultancy as an assistant surveyor before he went for higher studies. He completed his MSc in mathematics from Lovely Professional University, India. Besides teaching, he has a strong interest in playing football. He also plays guitar and reads books during his free time.   


Hari Kumar Tiwari




Mr. Hari Kumar Tiwari is from Dagana, Bhutan and he has an MSc in Mathematics from Gandhi Institute of Biological Science, affiliated to Berhampur University Odisha (India), and BSc from Sherubtse College, Kanglung. He has 9 years of teaching experience in higher secondary schools in Bhutan. Prior to Joining Royal Thimphu College, he served as Head of Mathematics and IT Department in Rinchen Higher Secondary, Thimphu. His interest lies in teaching young people and helping the community.


Hari Kumar Tiwari




Ms. Namrata Pradhan is an experienced professional with key strengths in teaching and training, business management, and team building. She is a self-motivated, analytical thinker with effective communication skills, and is very open to adopting different working cultures and environments. She has an educational specialization in the field of Marketing and HR; and a professional specialization in the field of general management, Hospitality, and Education. She started her career as an area coordinator at Kingfisher training academy, for a year and then joined Gaeddu College Of Business Studies as a Lecturer, serving there for a term of 7 years, teaching various modules in HR and Marketing and was a key faculty, teaching Strategic Management. During her tenure there, she was also an active member, mentoring both undergraduate and MBA research students.


Hari Kumar Tiwari




Mr. Dipan is a practicing entrepreneur and a passionate educator who has a wide experience in teaching, coaching, and mentoring Bhutanese youths. He motivates the young minds to create opportunities through innovation and entrepreneurship. He is also a CEFE-certified trainer in entrepreneurship and is the founder of Startup First Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship dedicated to making Bhutan socio-economically independent through the start-up revolution. Dipan has fifteen years of collective experience in the corporate and teaching field and believes in bringing practical business experiences as a value addition in the theoretical aspects of classroom teaching and learning.






Mr. Arindam Ghosh is from Siliguri, India. He obtained his B.Com degree from the University of Burdwan and his M.Com degree from the University of Kalyani. He has 16 years of industry experience as well as teaching experience in North Bengal St. Xavier's College and Gyan Jyoti College at North Bengal University. He is also a professionally qualified Cost Accountant and a Fellow member of the Institute of Cost & Works Accountants of India. Presently, Mr. Ghosh holds the post of honorary Chairman of the Siliguri-Gangtok Chapter of the Institute. He has enrolled himself as a Research Scholar for Ph.D. at the University of Kalyani in India. His interest includes photography, traveling, and watching movies.






Dr. Stephen Victor is a Mechanical Engineer from Chennai in southern India. He started his career with the public sector company, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) in India. After completing his MBA in Human Resource Management, he launched into Healthcare Management at a Medical College & Hospital in Punjab, northern India. In addition to heading the Engineering and Facilities Management of the healthcare institution, he has conducted training programmes/assessments providing accreditation support for more than 75 hospitals pan India. As part of his Ph.D. thesis, he built a Strategic Management tool for the Indian Healthcare Industry. His research output has been published in leading journals such as ABDC. He underwent an intensive training programme in Mannheim, Germany, on curriculum development and pedagogy conducted by the German Government. He is a motivator and a mentor with a zeal for working towards specific goals. Playing music on the guitar is his passion, and he is always ready for a game of chess.






Mr. Latif Farag is an American from Denver, Colorado. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Systems from the University of Northern Colorado. He also possesses a Master of Science in Information Systems and an MBA, with an emphasis in International Business, from the University of Colorado. He has teaching experience for more than ten years at four universities in Asia and the Middle East teaching various business classes. In addition, he has international management experience working as a Corporate Manager and an Executive Assistant to executives in different industries. His hobbies include music, sports, and cooking. 







Dr. Swati Chakraborty is from Kolkata, India. She topped the examination for her BSc in Economics and earned an MSc in Economics with specialization in International Economics from Calcutta University. She holds an MBA with a specialization in Operational Management (IGNOU), a graduate Diploma in Operational Research (Operational Research Society of India), and a Ph.D. in Quality Assurance Management (Calcutta University). In addition, she is pursuing a post-doctoral programme. She has 22 years of experience in industry and academics. She served as a Project Research Assistant with Schor-Carr and Associates for seven years, and a lecturer with Allahabad University-off shore campus in Calcutta for another two years. She also worked as a Sr. Lecturer for BBA and MBA students at Garden City College in Bangalore for five years. She has twenty-five publications in national and international journals. She is also the author of eight books and four edited books. Her hobbies include music - she is an accomplished singer, and has won many awards. She has been performing on stage - both plays and music.






Mr. Tika Ram Bhandari is a management and tax consultant specialized in the field of Accounting, Finance, and business development. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management. He also holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Finance & an emphasis in Marketing. His experience includes working with Multinational banks and Insurance companies in India. He served as a Finance Controller in a Construction Company, a teacher at Higher Secondary School, and Economist at International Fund for Agricultural Development. He served as a National Consultant and local capacity builder with SNV, Ministry of Agriculture, and Ministry of Economic Affairs. He is specialized in Hotel Accounting, Construction Accounting, Real Estate accounting, and retail businesses. In addition, he has experience in Socio-Economic Research, Business Incubation, Company Incorporation, and Liquidation. His area of expertise includes Accounting, internal auditing, and management consulting. He also has strong competencies in Business Planning, Proposal Writing, and Tax Consultancy including Training and Capacity Building.






Mr. Bhuwan Shrivastava is an accomplished professional with a diverse background in entrepreneurship and academics. He holds an MBA degree with a specialization in International Business from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, and an Executive Certificate in Strategic Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Kashipur. He has also completed an Advanced Diploma in HRM from the Centre for Management Education, All India Management Association, New Delhi. Currently, he is pursuing his Ph.D. from Amity University, Raipur. With over 17 years of entrepreneurship experience in the field of printing and publication, Bhuwan has gained valuable insights into business management and operations. He has successfully managed his printing and publication business, demonstrating strong leadership, communication, and strategic thinking skills. In addition to his entrepreneurship experience, Bhuwan has over 13 years of experience in academics as Visiting and Adjunct Faculty with various Management Institutions. He has taught courses in the areas of Human Resource Management, Strategic Management, and Organizational Behavior. Bhuwan's passion for research has led him to publish articles in reputed academic journals, and he is currently working on publishing his book on Organizational Behaviour.







Mr. Dilli Ram Sharma is from Pasakha, Bhutan. He holds a B.Com from Surya Sen College in Siliguri which is affiliated with the North Bengal University, a Bachelor’s of Education from Loyola College of Education in Namchi (Sikkim), and a Master's degree (M.Com) with a specialization in finance from the Bhopal School of Social Sciences in India. Before joining RTC he worked in Kelki HSS and Reldri HSS as a teacher of Accountancy and Commerce and later took up a freelance consultancy in accounting. Besides his interest in academics, he also enjoys playing volleyball and badminton.


Kezang Wangchuk




Mr. Kezang Wangchuk hails from Paro, Bhutan. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Bharathiar University, South India, and had pursued his MBA with dual specialization in HR & Marketing from Sona College of Technology, South India in the year 2011. Prior to joining Royal Thimphu College, he served as a business development manager at Bhutan School of Management and Technology for four years and has experience as a freelance trainer/consultant for various organizations. He had previously served at Royal Thimphu College and Gedu College of Business Studies for several years as a faculty member and has rejoined RTC in the autumn semester of 2021. Apart from teaching and mentoring, he is an ardent sportsman and has a passion and love for music. 

Ugyen Phuntsho





Mr. Ugyen Phuntsho is from Tongzhang, Trashi Yangtse, Bhutan. He completed his Master’s Degree in Business Administration with specialization in finance from Gedu College of Business Studies, Royal University of Bhutan. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Geography from Sherubtse College, RUB. Before joining RTC, he worked in Rinchen Higher Secondary School as a Teacher. Besides teaching he enjoys reading, traveling, sports, and music.  







Mr. Sonam is from Wangdue Phodrang, Bhutan. He completed his Bachelor's degree from Sherubtse College, Kanglung in BSc Computer Science, and also holds a master in Business Administration (MBA) in Finance for Gedu College of Business Studies. He has more than 5 years of experience in Project management and consulting works, undertaking the capacity of project coordinator and analyst to implement various government projects like “Construction Managers Software” used by engineers of MoWHS, etc. Besides his interest in academics, he is also interested in playing both indoor and outdoor games. 







Ms. Soumya Pandey holds a degree in Commerce, specializing in finance & taxation from Gargi College, University of Delhi. She has a Postgraduate degree in Commerce from SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi. She has topped her college in the Postgraduate course and is presently pursuing her Ph.D. from XLRI-Xavier School of Management in Finance. She is a UGC-NET qualified Lecturer. She has five years of teaching experience in finance and taxation and other specializations of management in leading universities and colleges in India. Her areas of academic interest are Corporate Finance, Corporate Social Responsibility, and global financial markets. She is also a trained teacher with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Delhi. She is an avid reader and loves to travel. 


Tandin Wangchuk





Mr. Tandin Wangchuk hails from Amshing, Samdrup Jongkhar, Bhutan. He holds an MBA (Finance) from Gedu College of Business Studies. He did his PGDE (Mathematics) from Samtse College of Education and obtained his degree in Applied Physical Science from Sherubtse College. Prior to joining RTC, he served as a mathematics teacher at Rinchen Higher Secondary School (RHSS) for almost 9 years. During his tenure at RHSS, he served as the Head of the Department for Mathematics & IT, and also as a professional development coordinator. He loves reading and writing and has authored 4 books so far. His interest lies in teaching young people, helping the community, and adventuring.  







Ms. Sonam Choden holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Business Administration, specializing in Human Resources with an emphasis in Marketing, from Bangalore University. She has worked on the Chiphen-Rigphel project with the Ministry of Information and Communications, Bhutan, and has also served as a motivational speaker for global clap-talk in India. Her other experiences include an internship with the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) after completing her Master’s Degree. During her undergraduate and postgraduate years, she was an accomplished leader of the youth for the Federation of International Students’ Association at her university. She represented Bhutan in various international youth forums and international conferences. She has a strong passion for teaching and connecting with the younger generation of Bhutan. She enjoys traveling and photography. 


Millan Subbha





Ms. Millan Subba is from Southern Bhutan. She completed her undergraduate studies in Business Administration from Royal Thimphu College and her MBA from the University of Canberra, RIM Campus in Bhutan. Ms. Millan worked as a Human Resources Officer for almost seven years before taking up a role as an academician at the Royal Thimphu College. Her interest lies in the field of HR, Management, and Entrepreneurship. She loves reading, music, and dancing.  


Yuzer Palden






Ms. Yuzer Peldon is from Haa, Bhutan. She completed her Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Canberra, RIM Campus in Bhutan. She has four months of teacher training from the Institute of Management Studies and three years of teaching experience in Thailand. She loves reading books, cooking, and hiking.

Yuzer Palden






Ms. Gembo Lhamo graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance from the University of Texas at El Paso, USA. She worked for different accounting firms in the USA in providing taxation and accounting services to clients. She believes through teaching she can learn and help guide future generations at the same time. Besides teaching, she loves to read, hike and travel.

Yuzer Palden






Ms. Tshering Wangmo holds a Masters Degree in Economic Policy Management from Columbia University, New York, USA and Bachelors in Commerce (Honors) from Sherubtse College, Kanglung. She worked at the Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan as the Director of the Department of Payments and Settlement Systems before joining RTC. With over two decades in the central bank, she has working experience in diverse fields of monetary policies, banking and finance, reserve management, and digital payments. She served as a member in several national and international financial community organizations. Tshering is also a certified trainer of trainers and an adjunct faculty at Financial Institutions Training Institute of Bhutan since 2015. Her personal interests include food, travel, and sports.