Reshuffle in Several Top Posts of Central Tibetan Administration

From left: Representative Ms Nangsa Chodon, former Tibetan Parliamentarian
Ms Tenzin Dhardon Sharling and former Representative Mr Kaydor Aukartsang.

DHARAMSHALA: Ms Nangsa Chodon, currently serving as the Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the Office of Tibet based in South Africa, is transferred to the Department of Education, Central Tibetan Administration. She will take charge as Secretary of Department of Education from 1 November 2016.

Former Tibetan Parliamentarian Ms Tenzin Dhardon Sharling, has been appointed to Secretary-equivalent post in the Information office of Department of Information and International Relations (DIIR). She took charge from 4 October 2016.

Mr Kaydor Aukartsang, former Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the Office of Tibet based in Washington DC, has been appointed as the new Director of Social and Resource Development (SARD). He took charge from 04 October 2016. In this capacity, he will serve as the Chief Resilience Officer of CTA where his primary responsibilities will include mobilising financial, human and technological resources; maximising innovation, engaging with key stakeholders; and managing various projects and key relationships that will contribute to the long-term resilience of CTA.

Ms Nangsa Chodon was appointed as the Representative at OOT South Africa on 2 April 2014. She was earlier the Secretary of the Tibetan Public Service Commission. She is one of the senior most Tibetan bureaucrats, having served in various capacities in the Central Tibetan Adminsitration. She is also a Fulbright scholar.

Ms Tenzin Dhardon Sharling was born in the year 1981. She is an alumnus of SOS TCV Bylakuppe and has a degree in MA Journalism from Chennai. She attained another MA degree from the United Kingdom. From 2009, she served as a central executive member of Tibetan Women’s Association and from 2009; she was the chair of International Tibet Network. She was a member of the 15th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile and was also elected to the 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-exile with a massive margin.

Mr Kaydor Aukartsang is the former Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the Office of Tibet based in Washington DC since September 2013. Before taking up the post, Mr Aukatsang served as a Special Adviser to Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay, the democratically elected leader of the Tibetan people. Prior to that, Mr Aukartsang served as President of the Tibetan Association of Northern California; Development Director at the Natural Capital Institute; and Philanthropic Adviser with the Tides Foundation. Mr Kaydor Aukatsang holds BA degree from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, India, and MA degree in International Business and Politics from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Boston, USA.



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