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Dr. Julia C Kim
Programme Director

Dr. Julia Kim joined the GNH Centre in 2013, after serving as a member of the International Expert Working Group for a New Development Paradigm (convened by the Royal Government of Bhutan). Julia brings a background in programs, policy, and research in the fields of global health and sustainable development. Prior to coming to Bhutan, she lived in New York and worked extensively in Africa, and Asia with NGOs, academia and UN agencies.

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Sonam Tsoki Tenzin
Offg Executive Director/ Director

Prior to joining the GNHCB in 2015, Tsoki worked with the UNDP for over a decade under different portfolios including operations and program administration. Tsoki currently serves as the Officiating Executive Director, and oversees the Centre's overall management in Bhutan.  She believes every Bhutanese has a responsibility in nurturing the values of Gross National Happiness.

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Wesel Dema
Programme Officer

Wesel joined the GNH Centre in 2013 as the Programme Officer, after working as the Process Developer for GENPACT with the GE- Aviation Process (Delhi) for 2 years. She also worked as a reporter for Bhutan Today, a daily newspaper in Bhutan. Wesel brings a background in programme facilitation and organizing national youth programmes. She believes strongly in the philosophy of  GNH and bringing it into action by garnering a positive change for people from all walks of life.

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Sherub Choki
Administrative Officer

Sherub has been with the GNHCB since 2012 after working as a teacher for two years in Paro. She has taken many positions within the organization and currently serves as the HR-Administration Officer. With a real belief in the concept of GNH, she intends to make contributions in realizing the tagline of “GNH in Action” that the centre firmly believes in.

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Bishan Gurung
Finance Officer

Before joining GNHCB in 2016 as the Finance Officer, Bishan worked as an Accounts Officer for Pelden Group of Companies for 6 years. Ever since the start of his role with the centre, Bishan has made a significant effort in the formulation of the economic and commercial policies of the organization. His real interest lies in making a strong contribution towards a stable and robust working environment in the centre based on the GNH values.

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Pema Namgyel
Pema Namgyel
Field Officer

Pema joined the Centre in 2013, and currently works as the Field Officer attached to the Dewaling GNH Centre located in Bumthang.


Kuenzang Dorji
Administrative Assistant

Kuenzang joined the organization in 2013 and started his job as the driver. He later started contributing towards other clerical and administrative tasks of the centre such as paper works, filing and other liaison and logistical works that are very important for the functioning of the organization. He believes that the team members of the organization should inculcate a sense of solidarity and kinship to develop and realize the goals the organization.

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