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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 administration, program management and strategic plan in Bhutan. She has a Masters in Management from the University of Canberra, Australia. She is passionate about the work of the Centre and believes every Bhutanese has a responsibility in nurturing the values of Gross National Happiness. In her free time, Tsoki enjoys short hikes and is an amateur photographer. 

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Wesel Dema
Programme Officer

Wesel joined the GNH Centre since 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 , 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 has contributed in various domains such as Programs, Human resources and Administration. With a real believe in the concept of GNH, she intends to make tangible 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, he 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 and has singlehandedly taken care of the financial domain 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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Gopi Chandra Kharel
Communications Officer

Gopi is a passionate communications and Public Relations expert with a nose for creativity and a knack for storytelling. Starting his career as a journalist for an international publication, he later oversaw the marketing and communications efforts for a 5-star hospitality chain. He joined the GNHCB in April 2018 and intends to make a meaningful contribution towards advocating the cause of the centre via an effective communications strategy.

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Pema Namgyel
Pema Namgyel
Field Officer
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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