Ms Kinlay Tshering
Director, Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture & Forests, Bhutan
Ms Kinlay Tshering is the Director of the Department of Agriculture under the Ministry of Agriculture & Forests, Bhutan. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Horticulture from Wye College, University of London, UK; Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Science and a Masters Degree in Horticulture from Melbourne University, Australia. She also holds a number of certificates in leadership courses, most prominent ones being the Senior Executive Leadership Program, Bhutan Executive Services Training, New Leaders Development Program, International Visitors Leadership Program, etc. She started her career as a researcher from the remotest research centre in Bhutan in 1998 and having worked as a researcher for over 12 years, she joined the Department of Agriculture as the Chief Horticulture Officer. In November 2016, she became the first lady Director of the Department of Agriculture. She is responsible for the overall development of agriculture sector in Bhutan.