The Board of Directors

The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors and chaired by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. The Board sets policy and future direction for the Foundation and approves the administration of its funds. The board members are not financially compensated for their services.

The current members of the Board of Directors are:

Founder and President:
Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Co-Vice Presidents:
Tseten Samdup Chhoekyapa – India
Kelsang Gyaltsen – Switzerland
Jamphel Lhundup – India

Board Members:
Chhime Rigzing Chhoekyapa – India
Tenzin Namdhak Taklha – India
Tempa Tsering – India

Former Board Members:
Losang Jinpa Nampheltsang (February 2015 – April 2018)
Tsering Dhundup (November 2016 – August 2021)

Office of the Foundation
The Office of the Foundation is based in Zurich and responsible for the day-to-day operation. It manages and evaluates the grants given and supervises the projects and initiatives approved by the Board of Directors. The office is headed by the Foundation’s secretary.

Executive Director / Geschäftsführer
Tendam Tenzin Sewo – Switzerland

Who we are
The Dalai Lama
The Foundation
The Board of Directors