Tuesday, December 5 2017


Speaker_PenpaTseringMr. Penpa Tsering assumed the post of Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to North America on August 26, 2016.

Mr Penpa Tsering was born in 1967 at Bylakuppee, South India. He studied at the Central School for Tibetans, Bylakuppe and topped the merit list in Class XII and graduated with Economics Major from the Madras Christian College, Chennai.

He worked as the Executive Director at the Tibetan Parliamentary and Policy Research Centre (TPPRC) at New Delhi from 2001-2008 before being sworn in as the speaker of the 14th parliament in 2008.

He was earlier elected to the Twelfth, Thirteenth and Fourteenth Tibetan Parliament-in-exile, then as the Speaker of the fourteenth Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile with Mr Karma Choephel on 31 May 2006. He was re-elected Speaker to the Fifteenth Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile in 2011.



Kelsang Aukatsang
(2013 – 2016)

Lobsang Nyandak Zayul
(2009 – 2013)

Tashi Wangdi
(2005 – 2008)

Ngawang Rabgyal
(1999 – 2005)

Dawa Tsering
(1996 – 1999)

Rinchen Dharlo
(1986 – 1996)

Tenzin Tethong
(1973 – 1986)

Phintso Thonden
(1966 – 1973)

Liushar Thupten Tharpa
(1963 – 1966)