Tenzin Khangsar has a diverse career that includes experience in sports journalism, political campaigns, and investment banking. Born in Canada, he speaks both English and French. Tenzin Khangsar is currently the Executive Vice President and Managing Director of RCI Capital Group Inc. The Asia-Pacific-focused company is an investment bank headquartered in Vancouver.
Khangsar attended Champlain College in Saint-Lambert, Quebec, where he obtained a Diplôme d’études collégiales (College Diploma). He continued his tertiary education at McGill University in Montreal and graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and International Business.
Between 1993 and 1997, Tenzin Khangsar acted as a sports journalist for CBC-TV. In 1995, when Canada hosted the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, he worked for the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada as a Youth Coordinator to manage online exchanges between youth in Asia and Canada.
Khangsar spent two years as Sales Manager for ABL Canada Inc. before co-founding Invidex, Inc., a software firm. Between 1999 and 2003, he was Vice President of Business Development and Marketing for the company. From 2004 to 2005, Khangsar served as the Vice President of Business Development for Turbo Marketing. During his tenure, he established business partnerships with Nike, the National Hockey League, and Apple.
In addition, Tenzin Khangsar has extensive experience in politics. He served in Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government for more than four years, making significant progress in foreign policy and Canada’s relations with India and Korea. Khangsar functioned as the Chief of Staff to the Minister of Industry and to the President of the Treasury Board and also as the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Director of Multicultural Affairs.