Dasho Ugen Dorji is the Chairman of Lhaki Group of Companies. He is assisted by Mr. Sonam Tobgay Dorji who is the Vice-Chairman of the Group.

Dasho Ugen Dorji

Dasho Ugen Dorji served in the Royal Court of His Majesty the Third King of Bhutan until 1972. Thereafter, he ventured into business laying the foundation of one of the foremost business houses in the Kingdom – the Lhaki Group of Companies. He pioneered the mining industry in the country starting with dolomite. Today, his business concerns include cement, polymers, mining, polytex, steel, export, construction, ferro-alloys, in-bound travel services and hotels, IT, newspaper & media and real estate. These businesses provide employment to more than 1000 people.

Dasho Ugen Dorji’s industrious nature and vision earned him appointment as member of the Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) upon its establishment in 1980 by His Majesty the Fourth King. In 1992, he became its fourth President, a post he continues to hold today. He has and continues to serve on numerous Company Boards including the Bank of Bhutan Limited, Bhutan National Bank Limited, Bhutan Finance Development Corporation Limited, Royal Insurance Corporation Limited, State Trading Corporation of Bhutan Limited, and Penden Cement Authority Limited, aside from the Boards of companies under and co-promoted by the Lhaki Group. In 1998, he represented the business community in the National Assembly, the highest legislative body in the Kingdom. In the National Assembly, he was elected Deputy-Speaker and a year later elected Speaker. He resigned voluntarily as Speaker in 2007. He also served as a member of the Drafting Committee of the first draft constitution of Bhutan upon command of the His Majesty the Fourth King from 2001 till 2003.


He is currently the Chairman in the following companies/agencies;


  • Lhaki Cement
  • Lhaki Steels & Rolling Private Limited
  • Jigme Polytex Private Limited
  • Lhaki Construction
  • Bhutan Tourism Corporation Limited
  • Jigme Mining Corporation Limited
  • Jigme Industries Private Limited
  • Druk Ferro Alloys Limited
  • Druk Mines & Mineral Limited
  • Bhutan Polymers Corporation Limited
  • Bhutan Times Limited
  • New Edge Technologies Private Limited
  • Citizens Initiative for Coronation and Centenary Celebrations (CICCC)

Who is who

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