ralo carpet team with sogyal rinpoche

Ralo team gets a visit from world renowned teacher and author, Sogyal Rinpoche

Leadership Team



Tsering Lhungay

Tsering Lhungay

The founder and creative force behind Ralo, Tsering is known for his striking ability to marry antique and contemporary styles in his rug designs. A lifelong Sino-Tibetan antiques and textiles collector, he takes inspiration in particular from the philosophy and artistry of Tibetan Buddhism. 

Sogyel Lhungay

Sogyel Lhungay

With a background in finance and a degree in Economics from NYU, Sogyel focuses on marketing and operations at Ralo. A passionate activist, he led Ralo's fundraising response to the 2015 Nepal earthquake and is a board member of the international human rights advocacy group, Students for a Free Tibet.


Tenzin Sonam

Tenzin Sonam

With over 15 years at Ralo, Tenzin is a familiar face to our longtime clients. Specializing in custom orders, he has helped craft hundreds of unique rugs of all sizes and shapes. Prior to Ralo, Tenzin worked for the Tibetan Government in Exile in the Dept. of Religion & Culture. Tenzin hails from the rugged Kham region of Tibet by way of India, is a longtime member of the Tibetan Youth Congress and is an alumni of THF in Mussoorie, India.

Tseten Yangki

Tseten Yangki

Tseten is an experienced designer and is deeply tapped into trends in the home decor space. As the resident aesthetics expert at Ralo, she is responsible for the eye-catching color combinations of Ralo rugs.


Ralo team photo from Nepal Concert

Staff, volunteers and performers at our Heal The Himalayas benefit concert in 2015