Druk Thuendrel Tshogpa introduces three more candidates

Picture from left: Sergithang-Tsirangtoe candidate Kewal Ram Adhikari, Sompangkha-Sarpang candidate Susan Lama, Drujaygang-Tseza candidate Dr Ganeshman Gurung

JAMYANG CHOPHEL | Thimphu

Druk Thuendrel Tshogpa (DTT) introduced their first woman candidate from Sompangkha-Sarpang constituency to represent the party along with two other candidates on 25 November.

Susan Lama, 40, is a self-employed resource specialist who also trains people in corporate affairs and soft skills that are useful to a variety of occupations.

She has trained more than 4,000 Bhutanese within the nation, as well as Indians in a few nearby states, in soft skills, corporate change management, business strategies and leadership, customer service, and marketing, including call center operations.

Susan has experience in banking and before she resigned she streamlined the in-house learning and development division. She also contributed to its strategic plan by improving the professional skills of its workforce.

She also contributed in the bank’s transformation process of its services. Susan participated in numerous reforms, and one of the most important reforms she brought was making digital banking platform available for clients.

She also worked at Aman Resort in Paro as assistant manager before she joined the bank. Among others she trained in five-star-hotel management and operation where she hosted and assisted guests. 

From 2004 till 2007 she operated as the lead corporate trainer for IBM Daksh in Gurgaon, India. She also worked as a customer care executive for Delta Airways.

Susan Lama has a Master of Business Administration (International Business) from Monash Business School in Australia. She did her Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, India.

53-year-old Kewal Ram Adhikari is another candidate representing Sergithang-Tsirangtoe Constituency in Tsirang Dzongkhag.

He is the owner of the first organic-certified green farms in Tsirang and has 31 years of experience in the private sector.

Kewal Ram first joined politics in 2018 as a candidate for Druk Phuensum Tshogpa. He has a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from University of Canberra.

Dr Ganeshman Gurung, 45, a lecturer at Samtse College of Education will represent Druk Thuendrel Tshogpa from Drujaygang-Tseza constituency in Dagana.

Dr Ganesh is an educationist and has been serving as a lecturer for 15 years. He has been one of the prominent shapers of minds that make up the nation’s noble profession today.

He brings with him knowledge and skills in different research approaches, research supervision, and specialize in education systems, policies, and course designs. He has also written thesis and papers on education for a wide range of audiences in the country and internationally.

The knowledge and skills he gained over the years was due to his experiences, studies and the exposure he got from various universities like Don Bosco in Guwahati, TERI in New Delhi, and Andhra in the southern coast of India. He received his certificate in higher education from Virje University in Amsterdam, Netherlands.  

Dr. Ganesh first completed his education from Sherubtse College in 2000, pursuing Bachelor of Science (BSc). After his graduation, he served as a teacher in Sherubling Higher secondary School in Trongsa and Nangkor Higher Secondary School in Pemagatshel. Later he then joined Samtse College of Education as a head for educational innovation and professional practice center.

He did his Ph.D. in education from Andhra University in south India and his master’s in science from Madras University in Tamil Nadu, India.