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Dr Saamdu Chetri

Advisory Board Member, World Happiness Foundation; Founding Member and Former Executive Director, Gross National Happiness Centre Bhutan; and Visiting Professor - Rekhi Centre for the Science of Happiness, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Saamdu Chetri, a PhD in commerce, a pilgrim of love and compassion, was born in a cowshed in remote Bhutan. After working for 25 years in private and development sectors, and five years in Prime Minister’s Office heading the Good Governance Division, he instituted the GNH Centre and headed it for five years. In his 35 years of working journey, he has been teaching, consulting and speaking at various international and national occasions on various topics, including in the House of Commons in the British Parliament, Senators of Philippines, among others, and dozens of universities and colleges in the world including India. He has many interviews with all kinds of media, and three books to his credit and several contributions for many books.  Since Dc 2017, he is employed by the Rekhi Centre of Excellence for the Science of Happiness, IIT Kharagpur, India.