Dr. Saamdu Chetri was born in a rural Bhutan and has a PhD in commerce. After working in private and development sectors for 25 years, and Cabinet of the PM for five years, he then founded the Gross National Happiness Centre Bhutan and headed for five years. He has been teaching, consulting and speaking at various international and national occasions on mindfulness and Happiness, among others, in India, Czech, USA, Singapore, UK (also at the parliament), Hong Kong, Philippines, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Mexico, Vietnam, Thailand, and travelled in several other countries.
He is a strong supporter of equality and empowerment. He helped the national projects formulation in the country through Swiss support in training, infrastructure, services and other practices in spiritual practices. He had interviews with BBC, ABC, ABS-CBN, CNN, and various other TVs including interviews in podcasts. There are two books to his credit, including Money and Microenterprises in Bhutan: The Land of Zorig Chug Sum Thirteen Arts and Crafts and several contributions for many books.