Tshering Tobgay
Guest keynote

Tshering Tobgay

Former Prime Minster
Tshering Tobgay served as Bhutan’s first leader of the opposition party in the National Assembly from 2008 to 2013, and as prime minister from 2013 to 2018. Tshering was a civil servant before he joined active politics. He was the first official to resign from his work to take part in his country’s transition to a parliamentary democracy. He was responsible for establishing the People’s Democratic Party as the first registered political party in Bhutan, and continues to serve as its president.
As an advocate of Gross National Happiness, he has spoken about conservation, climate change, poverty, democracy and happiness in various international conferences. He is currently writing a book about his country’s successful transition to democracy.
Tshering has an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a master's in public administration from Harvard University. He is married to Tashi Doma and has two children. He enjoys social work, reading, trekking, bicycling, jogging, archery, yoga, music and drama.
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Wednesday, 04 March, 2020 / 09:00 AM - 09:45 AM GST
Guest Keynote: Happiness in Business

Gross National Happiness is a philosophy that guides the nation of Bhutan. In this keynote Tshering Tobgay the former Prime Minister of Bhutan will address the principles of GNH and highlight key opportunities and challenges that governments and businesses need to address in order to create a vibrant and happy society. He will bring to life the key reasons leading to happiness in nations around the world and the importance of partnerships between governments and businesses in order to promote the condition of happiness.

Wednesday, 04 March, 2020 / 09:55 AM - 10:25 AM GST
Exclusive Fireside Chat with Tshering Tobgay

Please join our keynote speaker, Tshering Tobgay for a fireside chat following the keynote. Exclusively for our Executive Programs Members and Majestic Program Attendees.

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