At the time of this interview, Kunzang Wangdi was chief election commissioner of Bhutan. In that capacity he set up and ran Bhutan’s first democratic elections. Prior to his appointment as commissioner in 2005, Wangdi served as auditor general of Bhutan’s Royal Audit Authority. He was also director of the Royal Institute of Management. Wangdi began working for Bhutan’s civil service in 1977. He received a bachelor’s degree in English from St. Stephens College in India and completed a master’s degree in public administration at Penn State.