Sangay Khandu is a Member of Parliament of Bhutan in the National Council representing the people of Gasa dzongkhag for the 2nd term. He is an advocate of Right to Information in Bhutan.
He was elected for the second term in 2013 in the 2nd national elections. During his 2nd term he also contested for the position of the chairman and lost the election. He was made chairman of the adhoc committee reviewing hydropower development in the country to be concluded by 26th session of the National Council. He is also member of the Foreign Relations Committee and the Economic Affairs Committee.
He was first elected to the National Council representing the people of Gasa dzongkhag in 2008 to the 1st Parliament under the new political system of Democratic Constitutional Monarchy. He has served as Chairperson [2010-2011] and Deputy Chairperson [2009-2010] of the Good Governance Committee and was also Member, Legislative Committee [2008-2009] in the National Council. As Member of Parliamentary Committees he was responsible for creation of Parliamentary Committees in the Council; drafting of the Local Government amendment bill 2009; responsible for getting the Civil Service bill 2009 and Amendment to Anti Corruption bill 2009 successfully through Parliament. He has also led a delegation to Bangladesh for IG talks on the SAARC Charter for Democracy and also spoke at the 1st International Conference on Right to Information held in India in 2012.
He started his career as Assistant Foreign Exchange Officer, Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan in 2001 and moved on to become Manager-Performance Management System & Performance Based Incentive System, Bhutan Power Corporation Ltd (BPC) where he designed an information system altering the way the corporation monitored and managed human resource. He was also the National Project Coordinator, International Trade Centre (UNCTAD/WTO), Geneva, Switzerland before running for public office from Gasa dzongkhag.
He has done his Masters in Business Administration from Thailand and has an undergraduate degree in commerce from Sherubtse college in Bhutan where he also served as the President for the student executive body called Forum for International and National Awareness (FINA).
He resides in Thimphu and travels to his constituency periodically to remain in touch with constituents and his roots.