Biographies

K.R. Ravindran

Chair 2020-21 Trustee 2017-21 Rotary Club of Colombo Western Province, Sri Lanka K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran is a third-generation Rotarian, joining Rotary at age 21. As RI president in 2015-16, he introduced the Rotary Global Rewards program and led a delegation of about 9,000 Rotarians to the Vatican for an audience with Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square. Ravindran was the first president of the Sri Lanka Anti-Narcotics Association, which today is

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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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