The Royal Institute of Management (RIM), established as the country’s apex management training institute, has been mandated to “impart, promote and improve professional knowledge and skills in management and public administration in both public as well as private sector in the nation” towards complementing the  achievement of our national goal. The institute was established in 1986 and was incorporated as an autonomous institute in 1990 under the Royal Charter with a Board of Directors as its governing authority.

 As the only Government management Institute, RIM has been solely engaged in supporting the human resource development need of the country, especially for the civil service. RIM’s intervention in the national human resource capacity building was primarily through training, research and consultancy activities.

Presently, the Institute plays a crucial role in the areas of:

  1. Training and capacity development of the civil service in close coordination with the Royal Civil Service Commission;
  2. Capacity development needs of local governance institutions and agencies aimed at facilitating the decentralization initiative of the Royal Government;
  3. Supporting the private sector development through niche training interventions in support of their human resource development initiatives.


“To be a premier centre of excellence in management development and policy research in the region”


“To develop socially and professionally responsible and proactive leaders and managers with holistic values and competencies”

Strategic Areas

In realizing the above vision and mission, RIM focuses on the following strategic areas:

  • RIM – Strengthening Institutional Capacity and develop RIM into a financially self-sustaining Institute.
  • Civil Service – Building management capabilities and meeting future requirements of the civil service.
  • Local Governance – Facilitate decentralization process and enhance community participation through capacity development.
  • Private Sector Development – Facilitate private sector capacity development through training, research and consultancy.


Te RIM family pledges to uphold the five core values. The five core values had been reformulated based on the earlier values identified in 1996. The reformulation has been done for easier understanding and to give meaningful expression of the values that we actually believe in and would like to uphold as proud members of the RIM family. The five core values are:

1. Excellence:

  • We shall strive to maintain the highest form of standards in all our professional endeavours.

2. Team work:

  • We shall work as a family believing in the principle “united we stand, divided we fall.”

3. Discipline:

  • We shall uphold the image of the Institute in our internal and external dealings and shall not waver in our loyalty to the Institute and Tsa-Wa-Sum.

4. Innovation

  • We shall promote innovation and creativity that serves the interest of the Institute and the country.

5. Accountability:

  • We shall refrain from any activities that would be in conflict with the interests of the Institute and Tsa-Wa-Sum, and shall be accountable for our words and actions.

Board of Directors

SL. # Address Email ID Role
1. Lyonpo Ngeema Sangay Tshempo
Hon’ble MinisterMinistry of Labour and Human Resources
minister@mohlr.gov.bt Chairman
2. Aum Kezang Choden Dorji
Director General
Department of Adult and Higher Education
Ministry of Education
kcdorji@moe.gov.bt Board of Directors
3. Dasho Indraman Chhetri
Hon’ble Commissioner
Royal Civil Service Commission
ichhetri@rcsc.gov.bt Board of Directors
4. Dasho Tashi
Zimpon Wom
Office of Gyalpoi Zimpon
tashiogz@yahoo.com Board of Directors
5. Mr. Kezang Wangdi
Dy. Secretary General
Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry
wangdikesang@gmail.com Board of Directors
6. Mr. Tandin Tshering
Director General
Dept. of Small Cottage Industry
Ministry of Economic Affairs
ttshering@moea.gov.bt Board of Directors
7. Mr. Tshewang Tandin
Director General
Royal Institute of Management
ttandin11@gmail.comtshewang_tandin@rim.edu.bt Member Secretary


In order to align the institutional capacity and performance towards its strategic direction and to render focused attention towards the identified programme activities, the organization structure of RIM is formulated as below:


DMD – Department of Management Development shall have two centres namely, Legal Studies and Management Development

DICT – Department of Information & Communications Technology

DFB – Department of Finance and Business shall have a Centre for Private Sector Development

DRC – Department of Research & Consultancy

Policy / Management

The Board of Directors headed by a Chairman appointed by the Royal Government provides leadership and strategic directions including policy guidance. The Board is supported by the Secretariat headed by the Director of the Institute appointed by the Royal Government. The Director is responsible for the day-to-day management and administration of the Institute and formulation of strategic policy proposals for consideration by the Board. A Policy & Planning/Communication Unit supports the Director. The Unit is headed by the Chief Planning Officer.

The Structure

Besides the PPU and Academic Advisory Committee, the structure is broadly divided into two functional areas viz. Programme and the Support Services. The programme service is responsible for the discharge of academic services. The Support Services supports the programme and is responsible for the general management, administration and provision of learning resource facilities.


The academic services of the Institute is developed and delivered through its three departments namely:

  1. Department of Management Development
  2. Department of Finance and Business
  3. Department of Information and Communications Technology

While the earlier programme units were labeled as Centers, in the new structure, the centers has been merged within the three departments. This is to provide focus of the programmes based on their broad grouping and specialization. A Department may however have the option of reviving some of the centers under its administrative jurisdiction to meet certain specialized programme needs.

Contact Address

Royal Institute of Management
Post Box No 416
Simtokha, Thimphu (11001)

Telephone : +975 2 351014/12/13