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Barry Rassin

Barry Rassin is a director and former president of Doctors Hospital Health System in Nassau, Bahamas, where he retired after a 38-year career. He was the first fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives in the Bahamas and was honored with the National Award of Health Hero by the Bahamas Ministry of Health and the Pan American Health Organization. A Rotarian since 1980, Rassin served as RI president in 2018-19, when he advocated for closer

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T. N. Subramanian

T.N. “Raju” Subramanian is a senior counsel, working in India’s High Court and Supreme Court systems. He earned degrees in economics and law from Mumbai University. His civil law clients have included multinational corporations, state and local government, Board of Control for Cricket, and educational institutions. He has also taken on pro bono work representing clients in AIDS discrimination cases as well as environmental cases. Subramanian

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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

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Aziz Memon

Aziz Memon is chair of the Kings Group, a conglomerate of five companies that is one of the leading textile and ready-made garment manufacturing and exporting groups in Pakistan. He is also chair of the board of the Karachi Garment City, a project of the government of Pakistan. Memon’s other roles include honorary consul general of the Republic of Suriname in Karachi, president of the English Speaking Union of Pakistan, and president of the United

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Ian Riseley

While RI president in 2017-18, Ian H.S. Riseley challenged every Rotary club to plant one tree per member as a way to increase Rotarian involvement in environmental issues. He estimates at least three times that many were planted, likely more than 3 million trees. “I was really thrilled at the way in which the Rotary world embraced my request,” he says. “Everywhere we went, they were planting trees.” Riseley is a chartered accountant and

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Mahesh Kotbagi

A Doctor by profession, an Entrepreneur by nature, an adventurer by passion and a Rotary leader by achievement, RI Director-elect Dr. Mahesh Kotbagi presents a unique fusion of capabilities and talents. Dr. Mahesh was born into a family of freedom fighters and doctors. His father inspired him to combine his professional life with social service. An M. D in Gynaecology from Pune University, Dr. Kotbagi dedicated himself to the ideal of High-quality

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A. S. Venkatesh

Venkatesh graduated with an engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras and earned his master’s degree in business administration at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. He entered the civil construction business at age 23 and currently heads a construction firm with more than 1,400 employees. He has been a member of the Builders’ Association of India since 1998. Venkatesh, whose Rotary call name is Venky, has served

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Bharat Pandya

Dr. Bharat S. Pandya Director 2019-21 Rotary Club of Borivli India Bharat Pandya is a practicing general and laparoscopic surgeon. He and his wife, Madhavi, a gynecologist, own a private hospital in Mumbai. He is a fellow of the International College of Surgeons and has served on the board of the Jan Shikshan Sansthan vocational training institute, sponsored by the Indian government. Pandya joined Rotary in 1989 as a charter member of his club. During

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Kamal Sanghvi

Kamal Sanghvi Director 2019-21 Rotary Club of Dhanbad India A graduate of Kasturba Medical College in Manipal, India, with a degree in pharmaceutical sciences, Kamal Sanghvi is managing director of a family-owned banking, financing, and construction conglomerate. Sanghvi joined Rotary in 1991 and has served RI as training leader, Chair-Rotary Institute, RI committee member, president’s representative, and in numerous other capacities. He helped

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Gulam A. Vahanvaty

Gulam Vahanvaty joined his family’s scrap processing and ship-breaking business, and later diversified into other enterprises. In 1978, Vahanvaty traveled to Indiana (then District 656) as a member of a Group Study Exchange, which he describes as “a life-enhancing experience” that made him want to join Rotary. A Rotarian since 1979, he oversaw a record contribution to The Rotary Foundation of $654,000 as district governor, the largest in Indian

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Brenda Cressey

Brenda Marie Cressey is president and CEO of Office Support Systems, a telecommunications business in Maine. She has served in many volunteer capacities with civic organizations such as the American Cancer Society. Brenda is a member of the Rotary Club of Paso Robles, California. A Rotarian since 1989, she has served as a regional membership and Foundation coordinator and RRFC training institute moderator, an Endowment Major Gift adviser, Council

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John Germ

John F. Germ is the retired board chair and CEO of Campbell & Associates Inc., consulting engineers. He joined the firm as an engineer in 1965 after four years in the U.S. Air Force. He served on the boards of several organizations, including the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Hospital Authority Board of Trustees, and as board chair of the Public Education Foundation, Orange Grove Center Inc., the Miracle League Chattanooga, and Blood Assurance Inc.

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C Bhaskar

Basker Chockalingam holds degrees in Commerce and Law from the prestigious University of Madras where he was bestowed with the Rt. Hon’ble Madhavan Nair Award for the best overall performance in law. An entrepreneur by profession, Basker has built his firm VNC from scratch into one of the largest industrial houses in Karur employing over 1000 people with a turnover exceeding 10 billion rupees (USD 151 million). Apart from manufacturing, VNC is

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Ray Klinginsmith

TRUSTEE CHAIR 2015-16 ROTARY CLUB OF KIRKSVILLE, MISSOURI, USA Ray Klinginsmith, a retired attorney, served as general counsel, professor of business administration, and dean of administration for Truman State University. He was director of the Macon Atlanta State Bank in Macon, Missouri, from 1971 to 2008, and is a director emeritus of the bank and a director of the bank holding company. He is president emeritus of the Chariton Valley Association

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Manoj Desai

DIRECTOR 2015-17 ROTARY CLUB OF BARODA METRO, INDIA Manoj Desai is a spinal surgeon at his own medical facility, Arpan Spine & Fracture Clinic. He is a life member of the Indian Medical Association, Spine Surgeons Association of India, and the Indian Orthopedic Association. A Rotarian since 1986, Desai has served Rotary as regional Rotary Foundation coordinator, regional Rotary membership coordinator, task force and committee member, RI training

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John Kenny

John Kenny Trustee Chair 2014-15 Rotary Club Of Grangemouth Scotland John Kenny, a graduate of Glasgow University, is a past dean of his local law faculty, a judge, and a notary. He is past president of the Forth Valley Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Scottish Junior Chamber of Commerce and past general legal counsel of Jaycees International. He was also appointed deputy lieutenant of his district by Queen Elizabeth II. Kenny is

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AKS Gallery
Rajnikant D. and Sandra Shroff
P. T. Prabhakar
P.T. Prabhakar

P. T. Prabhakar Director Rotary International 2013-15 Rotary club of Madras Central P.T.P. is the managing director of P.T. Power Gear, (P) Ltd., engaged in systems engineering and marketing of Siemens switch gears, motors, and programmable logic controllers. He is the founder and project chair of a blood bank in Chennai that is supported by Rotarians. A Rotarian since 1983, P.T.P. has served RI as RI training leader, regional Rotary Foundation coordinator,

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Sangkoo Yun

Sangkoo Yun is a graduate of the School of Architecture at Syracuse University in New York and president of Dongsuh Corp., an architectural materials trading and engineering firm. He is involved in many civic organizations with a special interest in preservation of cultural heritage. A Rotarian since 1987, when he was a charter member of the Rotary Club of Sae Hanyang, Yun has served RI as a director, convention Host Organization Committee chair,

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Shekhar Mehta

Shekhar Mehta. Rotary Club of Calcutta-Mahanagar. Director, Rotary International 2011-13. Shekhar Mehta is a Chartered Accountant and chair of the Skyline Group, a real estate development company. He has been actively involved in disaster management and worked to build 500 homes after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Shekhar has also helped establish hospitals in Bhubaneswar, Hooghly and Kolkata, and he chairs the Saving Little Hearts charity, which

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M.K. Panduranga Setty

M.K. Panduranga Setty. Rotary Club of Bangalore. Director, Rotary International 1991-93. M K . Panduranga Setty is a well-known educationist and industrialist of Karnataka and Past Director of Rotary International (1991-1993 ) is a member of Rotary Club Of Bangalore for the last 54 years with perfect attendance record, his services in the field of Industry and Education was recognized by Government of Karnataka and was awarded Karnataka Rajyotsava

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Sushil Gupta

Sushil Gupta. Rotary Club of Delhi Midwest. Chair, Rotary Foundation (India) 2012-13. Director, Rotary International 2003-05. RI Director (2003-05). Sushil is Chair & Managing Director of Asian Hotels (West) Ltd.-owners of Hyatt Regency Mumbai and JW Marriott Aerocity New Delhi. He is the Chair of Edenpark Hotels (Qutab-Clarion). He has served as president of the Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India and as director on the Board

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TRF Trustee Chair Message

Many of you will recall my challenge to Rotary clubs when I was RI president in 2017-18: to plant one tree per member to help the environment. Thanks to you, we estimate over 4 million trees went into the ground in Rotary’s name — quite a forest indeed. This month, as we celebrate The Rotary Foundation, let’s remember that each Foundation project is much like planting a tree. With each sapling of hope, health, and peace we plant through the

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Wilfrid J. Wilkinson

Wilfrid J. Wilkinson. Rotary Club of Trenton, Ontario, Canada. Trustee Chair, The Rotary Foundation 2012-13. Rotary International President 2007-08. Wilfrid J. Wilkinson was a founding partner of Wilkinson & Company, a public accounting firm. After retiring, Wilf served as the part-time executive director of the Quinte Ballet School of Canada. He has also been chair of the Belleville Cheshire Home for Physically Handicapped Adults and the Loyalist

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Yash Pal Das

Yash Pal Das. Rotary Club of Ambala. Director, Rotary International 2011-13. Yash Pal Das is the chief executive officer of a family-owned car dealership and has served as an executive officer in the Indian Merchant Navy. He is a member of the Indian Roads and Transport Development Association, the Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations, and the Society for the Hearing Impaired. Yash has served Rotary as an India PolioPlus Committee member,

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Sudarshan Agarwal

Sudarshan Agarwal served as Secretary General, Rajya Sabha for over 12 years and later on as the Member of the Human Rights Commission. He has served as Governor of the States of Uttarakhand and Sikkim from January, 2003 to July, 2008. He is a former President of the Delhi Gymkhana Club and former Director of Rotary International having served as such during the period 1987 – 89.

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Rajendra K. Saboo

Rajendra K. Saboo. Rotary Club of Chandigarh. Rotary International President 1991-92. Trustee, The Rotary Foundation 1992-98. Director, Rotary International 1981-83. Rajendra K. Saboo is Chairman of Saboo Business Group which includes Kamla Dials and Devices Limited a leading manufacturer of ornamental watch dials and watch components, Saboo Coatings Limited manufacturing specialised lacquers and surface coatings and ETHOS, high-end watch retail

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O. P. Vaish

O P Vaish RI Director 1999-2001. Rotary Foundation Trustee 1991-1994. Chair: 2012 RI Bangkok Convention Committee. O P Vaish, called ‘OP’ by his friends in Rotary, is a Rotarian of long standing. He is designated Senior Advocate and founder of International Tax, Corporate and Business Advisory Law Firm, Vaish Associates, Advocates. He is member of Rotary Club of Delhi Midtown. He has served Rotary as a Member of Board of Directors of Rotary International

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Kalyan Banerjee

Kalyan Banerjee. Trustee Chair 2016-2017 Rotary Club of Vapi. Rotary International President 2011-12. Trustee, The Rotary Foundation, 2001-05. Director, Rotary International, 1995-97. Trustee member, The Rotary Foundation 2013-17 He has been marshaling his energies for Rotary since 1972, when he joined the fledgling club in his hometown of Vapi, India. Around the same time, the young chemical engineer was starting up a small company to produce red

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Ashok M. Mahajan
ashok mahajan

Ashok M. Mahajan Rotary Club of Mulund, Maharashtra, India Vice Chair, Rotary Foundation (India) 2012-13 Trustee Member, The Rotary Foundation (India) 2009-13 Director, Rotary International 2007-09 Ashok M. Mahajan is senior partner in Raj Industries, a firm he founded in 1973. He is a member of the Punjab Kesari Club and Council for Fair Business Practice, and has served on the Civil Defense Advisory Committee Maharashtra. Ashok joined the Rotary

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