Anirudh Roy Chowdhury


Anirudha an Electrical Engineer & 1st Generation entrepreneur joined Rotary in the year 1994 as a Charter Member, served the club in all positions, and was President in the year 2000-2001 adjudged as Best President. He became the District Governor in the year 2007-08 and happened to be the last Governor of United Rotary District 3290 with 187 clubs in India and Nepal with a membership base of 6,000. During his Governorship, he added more than 450 members with 11 new clubs.

Anirudha raised $ 6,13,000/- for TRF which is a record to date of erstwhile District 3290 now 3291. He lead a team of 15 doctors & technicians on a medical mission at Lesetho, Africa in 2010 – 11 under a special grant from TRF.

Anirudha has attended many conferences and conventions in India and abroad.
Anirudha has served in various capacities in District including District Foundation Chair. He has served as Assistant Rotary Coordinator for Membership, and Public Image and Regional Coordinator for Rotary’s Public Image and The Rotary Foundation for 6 years.
He has served RI President’s representative 5 times. Currently, he is serving as TRF Cadre of Technical Adviser. He has been elected as Rotary International Director for the Rotary year 2023 – 2025.

Anirudha is deeply associated with Rotary India’s most sought-after program – TEACH of RILM since its inception. He has served as honorary Secretary for 5 years & currently, he is the Treasurer of the mission.

Anirudha has set up his foundation (Zoom Foundation) by raising corpus funds through his personal contribution. He is deeply involved with the cause of Thalassemia patients, funded a haematology diagnostic Centre from his foundation and he is also a member of the Disaster response team of Shelter Kit of Rotary India Humanity Foundation.

Anirudha is associated with many philanthropic and business organizations namely the Bengal National Chambers of Commerce, Federation of Small and Medium Industry and the Calcutta Chamber of Commerce.
He is the recipient of a Citation for Meritorious Services Award in the year 2011 and Distinguished Service Award 2016-17 from The Rotary Foundation. He is also the recipient of Service above Self Award 2013 from Rotary International. Anirudha and his wife are 3rd level Major Donors and Bequest Society members.

He is married to Shipra, a major donor and Past President of Inner Wheel Club of Calcutta Mega City, and is blessed with a Son Arindam, Daughter-in-law Shashwati, daughter Arundhuti, Son-in-law Tanu Roy and grandsons Aditya/Arya and Devarsh.