Pierre Alain Girard

Pierre Alain Girard is a lawyer and currently at the head of the heritage and sites office of the canton of Geneva.

After 15 years at the Geneva Bar, he entered public service in 2007 with the firm desire to serve the public interest and bring a humanist vision of public action.

He held several senior staff and public policy positions before taking over cultural heritage in 2019.

He discovered Gross National Happiness during a seminar in Bhutan given by Ha Vinh Tho, then Director of Programs at the GNH Center Bhutan.

A graduate and member of the scientific committee of the Certificate of Advanced Studies “Happiness in Organisations” Geneva School of Management (Haute Ecole de Gestion), he is an ambassador for Gross National Happiness within the Geneva cantonal administration and beyond, as well as within the Happy Schools – INSPIRE project led by Edith Favoreu in Switzerland.

He has been a member of the Eurasia Foundation Board since 2021.