Inspirator @Global Inspiration Day, 28 Oct: Session Four

PhD in Commerce, a Pilgrim of Love & Compassion

Saamdu Chetri, a PhD in commerce, a pilgrim of love and compassion, was born in a cowshed. He was the first graduate to work six years in the private sector to help boost the Bhutanese economy, working closely with many large companies in India like TATA. Thereafter, he joined the Swiss organization in Bhutan to help the socio-economic development of his nation. He worked closely with many high organisations like UNDP. He resigned in late 2006 to take up community service in rural Bhutan. The call of the nation for democracy brought him back to the capital in March 2007. He served to develop and institute a political party and later campaigned for it, which won the first democratic election in March 2008. Then he served the first democratically elected Prime Minister as the Head of Good Governance (and a joint secretary) and sat in many boards. In mid-2011, he was assigned to develop the Gross National Happiness Centre Bhutan, which he served for a six years’ tenure. He has been teaching, consulting and speaking at various international and national occasions on various topics, e.g. 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. Mr Chetri has many publications to his credit including two books, money and microenterprises and far apart and close together and contributed many chapters in several other books under varied subjects. Since Dec 2007, he is employed by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India.  Website