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Bhutan, officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked South Asian country, which is situated in the Eastern Himalayas, between China in the north and India in the south.


Our standard dataset contains 196 entities connected with Bhutan. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Bhutan. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 135 entities identified as PEPs connected with Bhutan.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Druk Gyaltsuen--1
Prime Minister1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister for Information and Communication--1
Minister of Agriculture & Livestock1--
Minister of Education-11
Minister of Education & Skills Development1--
Minister of Energy & Natural Resources1--
Minister of Finance1--
Minister of Foreign Affairs & External Trade1--
Minister of Health1--
Minister of Home Affairs1--
Minister of Industry, Commerce, & Employment1--
Minister of Infrastructure & Transport1--
Minister of Works and Human Settlement-11
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the National Assembly--48
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor of the Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan--1
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the National Assembly of Bhutan-1835
Member of the National Council of Bhutan-232
Prime Minister of Bhutan-7-
Foreign Minister of Bhutan-51
Chief Justice of Bhutan-3-
Minister of Labour and Human Resources of Bhutan-21
Chief Advisor of Bhutan-2-
Druk Gyalpo-11
Minister of Finance of Bhutan-11
Minister of Home and Cultural Affairs of Bhutan-11
Chief Operations Officer of the Royal Bhutan Army--1
Governor, Royal Monetary Authority1--
Minister of Agriculture and Forests of Bhutan--1
Minister of Economic Affairs of Bhutan--1
Minister of Health of Bhutan--1

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...