Father’s Name: Lobsang Chodak
Date of Birth: 01/07/1952
Place of Birth: Gaba
Marital Status: Married
Spouse’s Name: Pema choezin
Educational Qualifications: B.Com.
Permanent Address: 18579, Burke Ave N, Shoreline WA 98133, USA.
Present Address: Same as above.
Positions Held: 1983-1989: General Secretary, Tibetan Youth Congress (Centrex); 1990-1992: CTA Settlement Office, Mainpat; 1992-1993: Deputy Secretary, Department of Health, CTA; 1993-1998: Representative of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Nepal; 1998-1999: Joint Secretary, Department of Security, CTA; 2004-2009: President, Tibetan Association of Washington; 2010-present: Commissioner, Asian Pacific Affairs Commission of Washington State; 2008: Co-Chair of 2008 North America Long Life Prayer Offering to His Holiness the 14thDalai Lama; 2011-present: Delegate, Member of Martin Luther King Jr. Labour Council, King County.
Social and Cultural Activities: Served the Tibetan community in India with significant developmental works based on social and cultural needs of Tibetan people; Organising Tibetan festival at Seattle Center.
Countries Visited: Bhutan, Denmark, Germany, Kenya, Korea, Norway, and Swiss.
Tashi Namgyal Khamshitsang was born in Tibet. He arrived in Nepal in 1960 at an early age of six. He came to India in 1964 and joined Central School for Tibetans at Panchmarhi. He finished Higher Secondary School in 1972 as the first batch from CST Pachmarhi. After finishing school, he joined the Tibetan government services in 1973 and served until 1999 in various capacities including Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Nepal. He was among the first batch to join SFF to do voluntary military training. He also served two terms as the General Secretary of Tibetan Youth Congress, the largest organization of Tibetans in Exile.
He has been living in Seattle with his wife and three children family after his early retirement in 1999. But despite his retirement he has actively served towards the Tibetan cause as the President of Tibetan Association, Seattle from 2004-2009. He was the chairman of the long life celebration committee for His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2008, which successfully conducted the largest gathering of Tibetans in North America to offer long life prayer to His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Mr. Tashi Namgyal is currently one of the elected member of Tibetan Parliament in Exile representing North America.