JIGME THINLEY YOEZER RINZIN
Founder/CEO, DrukRide & MyDrukRide
Jigme Thinley Yoezer Rinzin is the founder and CEO of DrukRide / MyDrukRide and also a founding member of Bhutan Association of Entrepreneurs (BAEyul). DrukRide and MyDrukRide was founded on a simple concept for travellers in Bhutan to book a bus ticket and hail a cab through app/website any place and anytime. Anybody with a computer or a smartphone can buy any bus ticket or hail a cab in minutes at their convenience, his company was the first of its kind launched in Bhutan.
DrukRide reimagines the way Bhutanese travel with the smart approach of latest mobile technology to cater the service to its specific customer needs. DrukRide’s founding principle of safety, accessibility, improving lives of drivers, improving public transport and communities will continue to lead its direction forward. The entire core purpose of DrukRide is to drive “Druk” (Bhutan) forward.
Currently his company has five hundred taxi drivers registered and has partnered with Airport Shuttle bus, bus transport operators and is one of the official flight-ticketing partners of Bhutan Airlines. But Jigme didn’t start out as a success story. He failed numerous times before starting “DrukRide”.
His experience prior to starting DrukRide was starting a tour company, online e-commerce to export Bhutanese hand-made products. Jigme holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce.