Mr. Gem Tshering, Managing Director (MD) has been awarded with the prestigious Asian Institute of Technology Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award in the Rural and Community Development category.
He was accorded with this prestigious award in recognition of his service and outstanding technical contribution in the nation. The award was presented during the 46th Governing Board Meeting held on 3rd-6th November in Taipei, Taiwan.
Mr. Gem Tshering brings over 35 years of diverse experience having worked under various ministries and agencies including 11 years with the 1st hydropower project, Chhukha Hydropower Plant Corporation in Bhutan. Later he joined the newly established Bhutan Power Corporation Ltd. (BPC) as the General Manager under Transmission Department. Since then he has served under different capacities. He served as the Director, Transmission Wing, during which he played a leading role in completion of major transmission lines and substations to strengthen the power system in Bhutan, before being selected and appointed as the Managing Director on June 1, 2015. BPC has achieved 99.97% of electrification of houses in Bhutan.
The AIT Alumni Association (AITAA) was formed in 1969 to develop mutual understanding among the alumni, and between them and the Institute.