Ugyen is the inspiration behind Yangphel, the company he founded in 1988. A true cosmopolitan, Ugyen combines a deep respect for Bhutan's traditions with a genuine open-mindedness towards other cultures. Possessing a keen interest in all things Bhutanese, he has toured and trekked the furthest reaches of the country. A love of travel (and some good fortune) has also taken him across the world. These experiences together have provided Ugyen with a rare sense of perspective and depth of understanding into his own country, and a vision of how to present Bhutan to an outside audience.
Besides his responsibility as the Executive Chairman of Yangphel Private Limited, he is also the Chair of the Bhutan Education & Technology Academy. His previous roles include being the Chairman of the Royal Society for the Protection of Nature (RSPN) and also served as the honorable Board Director of the DHI – Druk Holding & Investments in the Kingdom of Bhutan. In addition, he was also the President of Bhutan Archery Federation.
He is an avid fly fisherman. Just ask him to tell you about the one that got away.