Karma Yezer Raydi
Chief Executive Officer, Druk Holding and Investments (DHI)
Karma Yezer Raydi is the Chief Executive Officer of Druk Holding and Investments (DHI), a holding company established to hold and manage the existing and future investments of the Royal Government of Bhutan for the long-term benefit of the people of Bhutan. DHI holds and manages 20 subsidiary companies. Currently, he is the Chairman of the Boards of two fully owned subsidiary companies of DHI- Dungsum Cement Corporation Limited and State Mining Corporation Limited. He also serves as member of the Governing Board of Royal Institute of Governance and Strategic Studies (RIGSS), which was established under the patronage of His Majesty the King.
Before joining DHI, Karma Yezer served as a member of the National Council, Bhutan’s second House of Parliament for about seven and half years as one of the five eminent members nominated by His Majesty the King. He began his career in 1989 in the civil service and worked in various capacities in the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Works and Human Settlement, including as the Director of the Standards and Quality Control Authority.
In recognition of his dedicated service to the nation, His Majesty the King conferred Bura Marp (Red Scarf) to him on 17th December 2012.
Karma Yezer received his Bachelors in Civil Engineering from University of Roorkee (present IIT Roorkee) in India and Masters in Geotechnical Engineering from Nippon Institute of Technology in Japan.