Saturday, April 4, 2009
BCCI elects new President and Vice-Presidents
April 2: The Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (BCCI) elected Topgyal Dorji the co-owner of Tashi Group of Companies as the new BCCI president. He was elected at the annual general meeting of BCCI today.
The Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry began its annual general meeting with the election of the president and vice presidents.
The elections were conducted using electronic voting machine. Topgyal Dorji, co-owner of Tashi group of companies, has been elected as the president and Chen Chen Dorji and Thinley Palden Dorji as vice presidents. Chen Chen Dorji is runs a private IT institute. Thinley Palden Dorji runs manufacturing and mining business.
Topgyal Dorji succeeds Ugyen Dorji who served as the BCCI President for over 18 years.
The Economic Affairs Minister Lyonpo Khandu Wangchuk in his opening address said the government and private sector have a collective responsibility for the economic development of the country.
The three day meeting will see discussions on various issues related to private sector and approve this year’s annual budget. Over 50 representatives of business communities across the country are attending the meeting.
The Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry was established in 1980 to promote private sector in Bhutan. Currently it has over 200 registered business members.