Tsering Dhondup Namey Lhakang was born in Shelkar, Shigatse in 1952. He came to exile in 1959 and received education in both modern science as well as traditional. Since 1973 till date, Mr Tsering Dhondup served in various capacities in the exile Tibetan community. In his early career, he served as Manager of Tibetan handicraft factories, President of FTCI (Federation of Tibetan Co-operatives in India), Tibetan Settlement Officer, Local Election Commissioner. He also served in Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, New Delhi, Department of Finance and as Additional Secretary of Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission. For a period of one year, Mr Tsering Dhondup served as Acting Secretary of Kashag Secretariat and Chief legal consultant of CTA. On 16 February 2006, he was appointed as Secretary of Department of Religion and Culture. On 24 March 2010, he was sworn in as Justice Commissioner of Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission.
According to the circular of Supreme Justice Commission on 24 September 2016, Mr Tsering Dhondup is retiring a year early; his retirement will be effective as of 1 November 2016.