DRUK ASIA TEAM

Druk Asia is made up by more than 20 professional Bhutan travel specialists helping you to create a memorable stay in Bhutan. Here, we will profile some of our team members

SONAM YOUNTEN

Bhutan Travel Specialist

SANGAY DORJI

Bhutan Travel Specialist

KAMMIE PAY

Bhutan Travel Specialist

NAMGAY DORJI

Bhutan Travel Specialist

RADA WANGMO

Reservation Officer

PURPHA LHAMO

Reservation Officer

NEEDUP WANGDEE

Tour Operation Director

TSHERING DHENDUP

Tour Officer

CIPTO HANDOYO

Sales Director

JONI HERISON

Marketing Director

TEAM PROFILE

Sonam Younten

A native Bhutanese, Sonam completed his tertiary education in Singapore and decided to stay on to gain working experience in Singapore. Sonam joined Druk Asia right after graduation upon finishing an intern ship with Tourism Council of Bhutan. As a native Bhutanese whom has travelled widely in Bhutan, Sonam has a solid knowledge of the country.

Sonam has a Bachelor of Science (Hospitality) from James Cook University of Australia. He has been living in Singapore for the past 5 years.

Sangay Dorji

Sangay Dorji is also a Bhutanese native. Together with Sonam, they are probably the only few Bhutanese working in Singapore. Sangay joined Druk Asia Singapore office full time in April 2013 having started out as an intern during his college days

Originally hailed from eastern Bhutan, with ancestry in Trongsa, extended family in Gelaphu and Punakha, and an eventful childhood growing up in Paro, Sangay knows the terrain of the dragon land intimately.

In June 2012, he graduated from James Cook University, Australia, with a Bachelor of Science (Information Technology). He has been in Singapore since 2009.

Kammie Pay

A full time travel professional, Kammie fell deeply in love with the Kingdom of Bhutan the first time she travelled to Bhutan on an exploratory tour to better design itinerary for her a travel agency. She has since travelled to Bhutan yearly and is looking forward to a chance to have an extended working stint in Bhutan. Kammie has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) International Tourism and Hospitality Management from University of Sunderland.

Namgay Dorji

The third Bhutanese to be working full time from our Singapore office. Namgay hails from the eastern Bhutan province of Trashigang. Through out his childhood, he has traversed all over Bhutan, migrating to new township every 3-4 years as his forestry official father's duty gets rotated allowing him to forge a deep understanding of large tracts of Bhutan.

Namgay has a has a Bachelor of Science (Hospitality) from Annamalai University. He brings with him deep experience in the hospitality industry having worked at luxurious hotels in Goa and being one of the most commended flight attendant of Drukair, Royal Bhutan Airlines.

Tshering Dhendup

Tshering Dhendup has been in the travel and hospitality industry for more than 19 years. He has been guiding since 1994 and was trained by Austria Tourism Board. He started as a guide and was featured in a number of TV travel show such as NCRV (Netherlands), Denmark TV and Korean TV. As a guide, he has been invited to Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Japan and Sweden by his guests. He is also a remarkable archer, being able to hit the bull-eye 7 out of 8 times at 130 metres.

Needup Wangdee

Needup is our most senior trekking guide and also our operation manager. He started guiding in 1991 and has completed Snow Man Trek thirteen times. He completed a 10 months hospitality training in Hong Kong and spent 3 months trekking alpine mountain in Germany. He graduated from Sarbang High School.

Cipto Handoyo

Trained as a financial analyst, Cipto joined Druk Asia upon graduation having worked with companies like Tata Group, JP Morgan Chase and Aberdeen Asset Management. His love for the Kingdom of Bhutan spurred him to promote Bhutan in a most holistic way.

Born in Indonesia, and educated in Singapore, he speaks Bahasa Indonesia, Malay, Chinese and English. Cipto has a Bachelor of Science in Economics & Bachelor of Business Management major in Finance from Singapore Management University. He is an Indonesian national with Singapore Residency and has been living in Singapore for the last 12 years. He has been to Bhutan 10 times.

Joni Herison

Joni Herison started travelling to the Himalayas since his undergraduate days in 1997. A civil engineer by training and an internet technologist by career, he was charmed by the beauty, culture and people of Bhutan during his maiden trip and decided return to this beautiful land again and again by venturing into tourism.

Joni has a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil & Structural) from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. An Indonesian national with Singapore Residency and has been living in Singapore for the last 25 years. He currently runs all partner liaisons for Druk Asia and has travelled to Bhutan 19 times since that life changing trip in May 2008