Karma Wangdi currently works as a Chief Research Officer at the Centre for Bhutan & GNH Studies (CBS), Thimphu, Bhutan. He has coordinated and led the last GNH survey conducted in 2010 besides co-authoring the survey reports with three other colleagues. He was also the chief coordinator for the 2015 Nation-wide GNH survey conducted 2015. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Bhutan Studies (JBS), a bi-annual publication of the Centre. He also served as a member of the Research Ethics Board of Health (REBH), an Institutional Review Board of the Ministry of Health, Bhutan from 2013 - 2021.
Karma has a Bachelors in Commerce from Sherubtse College in Bhutan and Masters in Business Administration from University of Canberra. He also has a Post Graduate Certificate in Development Management from the Royal Institute of Management.