Faculty Member

Tashi Wangyal

Member of Parliament, National Council of Bhutan


Dasho Tashi Wangyal is a Member of Parliament in the National Council of Bhutan. He is one of the five eminent members appointed by His Majesty the King in the twenty five member house and is currently serving a second term. He is currently also the Chair of the Economic Affairs Committee and a member of the Foreign Relations Committee and the House Committee.

Tashi worked at the Royal Education Council, an autonomous organization established by His Majesty the King to initiate education reforms in the country from 2007 to 2009. He began his career in the civil service working as an economist in the Ministry of Finance (2000-2004) and as a research analyst at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2004-2005).

In 2005 he resigned from the civil service to work as an independent researcher and consultant specializing in macroeconomics and trade policy issues. While a consultant he also held concurrent positions as an advisor to the Planning Commission and as a trade negotiator for Bhutan’s accession to the WTO. He also served as a Non Executive Director on the Board of Bhutan National Bank and also volunteered his service as an executive committee member of the Tarayana Foundation.

Tashi has authored several publications for the Royal Government of Bhutan and major international agencies on topics ranging from development economics to trade and politics, and contributes to academic journals.

Tashi studied at Punakha High School, Bhutan followed by education abroad at the Lester B. Pearson United World College, Victoria, Canada, Trent University, Ontario, Canada, the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom and the Institute for Developing Economies Advanced School in Japan.