Kinga Singye was appointed Foreign Secretary of Bhutan on 7 August, 2019. Prior to this, from 2016 to June 2019, he was Bhutan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva with concurrent accreditation as Ambassador to Switzerland, Austria and Norway. Between 2012 and 2016 he served as Director in the Multilateral Department and then as Director General in the Bilateral Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has served in various capacities since joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1984. These include postings at various diplomatic missions – as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Royal Bhutanese Embassy, New Delhi from 2008 to 2012; as the Deputy Permanent Representative at the Permanent Mission of Bhutan to the United Nations in New York from 2004 to 2007; as First Secretary at the Permanent Mission of Bhutan to the United Nations in Geneva from 1996 to 2000 and as Third Secretary at the Royal Bhutanese Embassy, Kuwait from 1986 to 1990. He served two times as the Head of the Policy and Planning Division in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1992 to 1996 and from 2003 to 2004. Outside of the Foreign Ministry, he served on deputation as the Executive Director of the Bhutan Broadcasting Service Corporation from 2000 to 2003.
Kinga Singye has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, USA. He is married to Mrs. Kesang Choki Singye and they have two children. His hobbies include reading, gardening, golf and walking.