What does it take to be a leader with Rotary? Integrity, expertise, and a commitment to service—all the qualities that make Rotary members extraordinary. We look for these qualities in all our leadership positions, including our elected President and Board of Directors, who lead Rotary International, our appointed Trustee Chair and Board of Trustees, who run The Rotary Foundation, and our General Secretary and executive staff, who provide long-term oversight of the organization. Members of each Rotary club elect their own leadership.
Rtn. Ranga Rao V.SPresident
Ranga Rao has schooled in Vizag, colleged in Orissa and completed CA in Bangalore by 1982 and presently is practicing. He was the Secretary of the Rotary Club of Bangalore at the centenary year of Rotary, and served on the Board for 5 years in several capacities. Married to Kanchana, an accomplished Montessori teacher, they both are proud parents of Meghna - who has completed her Post Graduation in Biotechnology in Leeds and now married and residing in US - and Akshar - who is undergoing his internship for CA at B K Ramadhyani & Co. Both, Ranga Rao and Kanchana have undergone a memorable stint with Round Table where service and fellowship have personified living and life style. Presently they are enjoying the Rotary landscape since 2000. He as a practising Chartered Accountant who has a firm with large commitment towards “end-to-end services” for several subsidiaries of US, UK, China & Romania companies. The traditional Audit and Tax of corporate and other sectors continues. Ranga Rao is the original team member of Rangashankara the theatre space in JP Nagar. He has led the theatre trust to adopt sound policies, achieve financial reliance and adhere to complete statutory compliances. Rangashankara is one of the most popular theatre destinations of the world today. RR as he is known among friends, like to meet people, practice green values, be a part of the wild life in India and overseas. He loves his farm where organic methods are embraced. He is a member of Bangalore Management Association, FKCCI, Bangalore International Centre.
Rtn. Zarir K. BathaPresident Elect
Zarir K Batha, a well known advertising professional runs his own well known advertising agency, Batha Advertising (www.bathaadvertising.com). An all rounder, Zarir combines the creative flair of an adman with the down- to-earth realism of a businessman.Copywriter, planner, speech writer & event manager. He has organized International events like World Table Tennis Championships, Calcutta & World Festival of Sacred Music Bangalore. He was twice Secretary of The Advertising Club Bangalore. His other interests include theater & he has produced and acted in several productions. For the Rotary Club of Bangalore, he was Chairman, Membership Development Committee. He produced the Plantinum Club commemorative volume among other Rotary publications. He was one of the duo that bought out the weekly newsletter,’The Rotator’ for a record 215 consecutive issues. He was the Secretary of Rotary Club of Bangalore for 2011-12 & 2012-13.In 2013 he led a Friendship Exchange team from Rotary Club of Bangalore to the Rotary Clubs of New York. As International Service Director, 2014-15,he achieved several goals like a Sister Club Relationship with Rotary Club of Colombo East, a Friendship Exchange visit to Sri Lanka, a successful Kala for Vidya Event, fund raising for Nepal’s earthquake victims, the 80th year celebrations, & building 5 modern toilet blocks for Govt Schools. He was a member of the team to make Rotary Club of Bangalore a Hall of Honor Club which also welcomed RCB’s first Arch Klumph Society Member. The successful National 5th edition of ‘Rotary Idol’, his signature event,received the prestigious Dist 3190 Legacy Award for Event of the Year. Wife Dorothy is an Educationist and was till recently a senior faculty member of the Bishop Cotton Boy’s School, Bangalore. Daughter Shez is a Fashion Designer with her boutique on High Street,Melbourne.www.shezahrin.com . Son-in-law Kane Glenister is Sr. Financial Analyst & Manager at PWC , Melbourne. Son Cyrus is a Manger at one of Melbourne’s prominent hospitality companies.
Rtn. Vivek PrabhuVice President
Vivek Prabhu joined the Rotary movement in 1994. He is a very keen Rotarian and is often seen to be taking active part in all the activities of the club. He has served the club in various capacities starting from co-chairman in the first few years of joining and as Chairman of various committees almost every year after that. He served on the Board of the club on past 5 occasions and joins the Board once again this year as the Vice-president. He is committed to serve the cause of mass education, vocational service, assistance to the physical & mentally challenged and the aged. The club magazine- The Rotator is another area of keen interest, topped off by fellowship both within the club and on the international level. He is passionate about rising funds for the Rotary Foundation & has been instrumental in convincing almost 150 members of the club to become PHFs. He is a good team player and loves to work in a group and enthuses and encourages all round participation. Born in Udupi in 1956, Vivek had his early schooling in Bangalore and later passed out of the premium institution, Sainik School, Bijapur. A textile Engineer by qualification he now heads a Mid-Sized family business/industry Group called Priyafil Group engaged in the manufacture of Synthetic Technical Textiles used in various applications ranging from agriculture, floriculture, aquaculture, household, automobile and bulk packaging. The groups' products are marketed all over India and exported to Europe, Middle East and the US. He also serves his industry's cause as the President of IMFMA and is an active member of other related industry& trade associations like AIFTMA, AIPMA, ITTA, KASSIA, FKCCI & FICCI. Vivek is married to Shalini, a doctorate in Kannada literature, who ably supports him in all his endeavours at home, office and as a Rotary Anne. She also serves as a regional panel member on the Central Film censor Board. They have three children, 2 married daughters Priyadarshini & Yashaswini and a son, Varun.
Rtn. Vincent P. RajSecretary
Son of an Army Officer, Vincent P Raj, was born and brought up in Bangalore Cant. did his schooling at St Aloysious, graduation at Govt. Science College and a PG diploma at St. Joseph's College of Commerce. As an athlete and a sports enthusiast, he represented his School and College as a student. He has now channeled this interest into cycling, which sees him as a Founder member of IFCR Dist 3190 (International Fellowship of Cycling Rotarians). He was equally active in youth and charity activities at his Parish. Starting his career in a Poultry Organisation in 1975, he went on to set up his own enterprise in 1986 and made a name for himself as a poultry breeder of repute. Year 2005 saw him move from this industry to Hospitality, establishing a string of pubs and restaurants. Currently, he plays a mentor role to these establishments which is now managed by his son. Apart from that, he is also into breeding Ostrich, the first of its kind in India. Since the year 2002, as a member of Rotary, he has officiated as co-chair and chairman of Rotaract Committee, Fellowship committee, Vocational Service and Community Service. Donning the cap as Director of Youth Service and another time, as Director of Vocational Service, he led the club to win The Best Club Award in its category on both occasions. What he likes most is organising Blood Donation Camp as often as possible and seeing youngsters donate blood copiously. He firmly believes, Rotary to be a perfect channel to give back to the society that has given him so much and made him what he is today. He is married to Ann Vasundara Raj, a past President of IW. Their daughter, Vineesha, is a teacher at an International School and is married to Deva, a Chemical Engineer & a budding Music Director. They have a daughter named Veda. Their son, Vinith an entrepreneur, is married to Roshni a senior editor at Routers and they have a son named Vivaan. Thus completing the three generations in his family.
Rtn. Gowri OzaJoint Secretary
Gowri Oza born and brought up in Madikeri (Coorg), did the basic education Madikeri & in Bangalore. During the college days, a keen sports lover, had taken part in various sports events. Participated in college and intercollegiate levels. Swimming was one of the passion and have won medals in swimming at the state and the national level competitions. Had been in the NCC and had represented Karnataka in the Republic day Parade also had done some basic mountaineering courses. Had been a member of the Ladies circle (women's wing of the Round Table). Joined Rotary in 1998.Have held the chairmanship of different committies and have served the Rotary as a board member twice earlier. Husband Late Snehal Oza was also a Rotarian, has two children, Ashwini a renouned jewellery designer. She runs a successful jewellery firm ARNAV & CO along with her husband Chetan and has 2 children. Son Akarsh is an Architect, runs an architectural firm in Bangalore along with his wife Lavanya, who is also an architect, and are blessed with a daughter and a son. Last year as the Director of Youth services, brought in the sports element into the rotary schools. Keen in enthusing the school and college students to take part in the sports activities. In the new world of computers I see there is a necessity for children to get on to the field and do some physical activities.
Rtn. Sundeep GuptaTreasurer
Sundeep Gupta is a true Bangalorean at heart. A product of East West School, he added a Mechanical Engineering degree from B.I.T. Bangalore and a Diploma in Management. He is into supplying of industrial and construction Fasteners since 1993. Was a member of Round Table for 15 years, where he served in the capacity of Table Chairman, followed by Area Chairman. Was the founding Chairman of the 41ers Club 89. Has been a Rotarian since 2009 and has served as an active member and Chair of various committees. He was the Sgt-at-Arms in the year 2014-15. Married to Rachna who is a past President of Ladies Circle India and actively working along with him. Has two Children, son Tushar who works for General Mills in Mumbai and daughter Trisha who will complete her Master’s degree in Conservation of Marine Biology this year. His hobbies include reading with a recent foray into photography while travelling is his passion.
Rtn. Ravikumar NadimpallySergeant at Arms
Ravikumar Nadimpally joined Rotary Club of Bangalore in 2010, and has since been involved in numerous activities of the club in the capacity of Chair – Interact Committee, Co-chair – Community Services, Co-chair – World Community Service, Co-chair – Vocational Awards Committee, and as member of the committees. Ravikumar is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Modern Family Doctor Private Limited, a company which operates India’s largest and most trusted chain of Family/Primary Healthcare Clinics under the brand name – “the family doctor” & “the family pharma”. He has 28 plus years of innovative experience in Sales, Marketing, Business Development, HR, General Management, Strategic Planning, Operations and Program Management. Ravi has previously worked with leading organizations like iSOFT Health, IBA Health, MEDICOM Solutions Middle East, Oman Computer Services Oman, WIPRO Infotech and ORG Systems. Ravi is also the Co-founder of PROSIT InfoTech Private Limited a start-up specialized in the healthcare informatics vertical and associated services. He is married to Meena Kumari – a homemaker plus a centre-head/teacher at ‘Sambhavam’, a school for autistic children. He has two sons. Uday is a Medical Doctor and Rohan a Lawyer. Ravi’s interests are in reading, travelling, meeting new people and pursuing ways and means of giving back to the society thru’ service to humanity.
Rtn. Girish RamanathanDirector - Community Service
R Girish joined RCB in 2012 with a clear objective to be involved in community service through fellowship. He has held various posts as Chair and Co Chair in committees of Fellowship and International Service. As a passionate person committed to fellowship and service he has had a stint of 19 years in Round Table. He has served as an Area Chairman Area Seven Round Table India, National President - Round Table India( RTI), Chairman -Asia Pacific Round Table International and Treasurer Round Table International. As National President of RTI (2003-04) along with his team he successfully completed construction of 193 schools consisting of 605 classrooms with a spend of 9.15cr benefiting 37500 children pan India. A new leaf in RTI for that year was the US road show (M40M) which raised 1,10,000 US dollars and built 17 schools. Under the leadership the team extended 8 clubs in the country and 2 clubs internationally. He is a bachelors in Commerce, associated in multiple styles of work in verticals of Realty – Development, Healthcare, Education, Corporate Gifts and Marketing of Building Materials. R. Girish is married to Priya, she has been a proud member of Ladies Circle India a social organization for women for the past 18 years and has held various posts at the District & National Levels. Her passion to YOGA has won her the title as ARUL SELVI in KUNDALINI YOGA KAYAKALPA when she recently graduated from the school of Vethathiri Maharishi, Coimbatore. . Her App- MAGIC IN A PAN has listed 155 varieties of dosas & 32 accompaniments. They have a son Vedanth Girish who has completed his Bachelors of Business in International Business & Entrepreneurship.
Rtn. Nalini NanjundayyaDirector - Vocational Service
Growing up in Calcutta and Bombay before moving to London for her postgraduate degree, Nalini Nanjundayya, is the quintessential global citizen with a big heart.Currently a Corporate Image Consultant and Founder Director of The Lalitha Subbarao Nanjundayya Memorial Trust, she is also a dynamic Rotarian and Director, Vocational Services . Living the life of a privileged expat in Lusaka, Zambia and the Middle East, did not inure her to the hardships that the less fortunate faced. While she worked with the Indian Embassy, in Lusaka organising their Indo-Zambian cultural events, introduced Indian cuisine to the Inter Continental Hotel in Zambia she also started a school for expatriate children in Gizan, Saudi Arabia where she lived. The school was so popular that even after she returned to India, it was taken over by the Indian Embassy and continues to thrive. Her move to India coincided with the beginning of the 'outsource' boom in Bangalore and her soft skills and global exposure were in high demand. At this time she was introduced to Rotary Club of Bangalore through her mother Late Lalitha Subbarao who was the third lady Rotarian member inducted in to the Club. Since her induction, Nalini the 5th lady Rotarian of RCB, and has since held many posts serving the club, and on the Board of Directors as well the District 3190 committees. Through RCB she also made her successful Reality TV debut- on BBC’s Worlds Strictest Parents, a show which focuses on different parenting techniques around the world. The India episode filmed in her home was rated the best in the series and was given a special mention during the Emmy Awards in New York the year when the series won the Emmy. Despite her personal and financial success, her special interest has always remained steadfast- to help destitute women. In 2000, she along with three others from the USA, started the 4S Foundation. The Foundation worked with the Government of Karnataka, Department of Woman & Child Welfare and provided income generation training and placement to the women of the State Home in Bangalore. In 2013, she started The Lalitha Subbarao Nanjundayya Memorial Trust in memory of her mother Lalitha Subbarao. Nalini is a also a part of the Expat Entrepreneurs Circle where she interacts and networks with global entrepreneurs in different fields. Her two sons Nihar and Nikhil very successful bankers live in London, and her daughter Niska a dynamic young woman lives with her in Bangalore.
Rtn. Sukhen PadmanabhaYouth Service
Sukhen Padmanabha heads the five decade old practice of M/s. K.P. Padmanabha & Associates. It is an architectural and engineering design firm having a diverse functional portfolio consisting of educational campuses, corporate interiors, production facilities, residential, infrastructure and automobile facilities. The firm provides services in architecture and all allied services including landscaping and interiors to be a one stop solution. While the founder Mr. K. P. Padmanabha was involved in the cricket stadium, Sukhen is involved in design of the metro stations in Bangalore and Ahmadabad. The Company has a desire of being involved in a structure that should last for 500 years. Sukhen Padmanabha is an Architect with a Master’s Degree in Architecture from USA and a bachelor’s degree from Bangalore. He is a green building certified architect and is passionate about energy conservation. Sukhen Padmanabha is involved in serving society through various organisations. He is married to Ms. Bina, an Interior and landscape designer. Their daughter Ms. Shefalika is pursuing Architecture at RV College, Bengaluru.
Rtn. Musten JiruwalaDirector - International Servi
Entrepreneur, Leader, Actor - hailing from Dahod, Gujarat, Musten Jiruwala - Founder and CEO of TechMust Software Pvt. Ltd is a self-made man. His tryst with business started at the tender age of 16 and his grit, determination and focus is evident in all that he does. Getting into programming as early as in 1981, he has mastered the craft of software development and has become a force to reckon with when it comes to developing software systems for the print publishing industry. He created the very first Desktop Publishing System for all Indian languages named Script which revolutionised the Indian language publishing in late 80s to mid 90s. His Arabic, Urdu, Chines and Indian language publishing system created for a major German company received rave reviews. He is a self-taught engineer and is continually learning newer and newer technologies to deliver the latest and best software to his clients across Europe, America and India. In his career spanning 35 years, he has travelled around the world and executed projects for overseas clients. Learning is a passion with him, be it technology or dance. (He taught himself English by reading Sidney Sheldon novels aloud!). He joined Rotary Club of Bangalore in 2011 with an intention to serve the community and has since served as co-Chair of International Services Committee, co-Chair of Fellowship Committee, Chairman of Communications Committee and Chairman of Fellowship Committee. He firmly believes that easy availability of clean safe drinking water is the solution to many social problems of today and of the future. His single-minded focus and never give-up attitude is also the reason behind his association with RCB’s fundraiser event Kala for Vidya since he joined the club. It is also the reason behind how he overcame his stage fear(!) and became an amateur actor doing various plays, TV Ads, voice-overs and even acting in a TV serial. Writing poems is a form of expression to him and he loves to recite his own poems to his friends and strangers alike. He is married to Ann. Tasneem Jiruwala, a microbiologist, a Creative/Dance Movement therapy facilitator and an avid trekker. He is blessed with two children - daughter Naquia, who is running her own event management company and son Habil who is doing his graduation in Media Studies.
Rtn. Shailesh RudraDirector: Immediate Past Presi
Shailesh Rudra, an Engineering Graduate, with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management and Business Administration, chose to pursue the family business in Property Promotion and Management, since the last 30 years. He is also a Partner in the other Business of Soaps and Detergents Distribution and Sandalwood Products retailing in South Mumbai. Shailesh has been an active Rotarian for the past 20 years and has served as Chairman of all the various avenues of service, and as an officer on the Board as Sgt. at arms, Secretary, Vice-President, President-Elect and Director Club Service and President for Rotary Year 2015-16. He is a Paul Harris Fellow and enjoys the Fellowship and camaraderie of fellow rotarians, the team-work and the noble cause of the Rotary Movement. Incidently, Shailesh is a 3rd Generation Rotarian of this Club. Shailesh is the Heriditary-President of a Temple Trust, which is successfully managing certain old temples in the city. He is also a Trustee of an Educational Institution, which is successfully running a school for under-privileged children in the city. Shailesh is a member of the Bangalore Club, the Century Club, the Karnataka Golf Association and the Malleswaram Association. Ann. Rekha, is an Entrepreneur and runs her own successful Business in Fashion Designing and Garment making. She is also a member of the Inner-Wheel Club of Bangalore. Their son Rahul, is presently pursuing his studies in Specialisation in Creative Advertising at UK. Their daughter Shivani is presently pursuing her studies in International Relations at France. The family is widely travelled in India, Europe, USA and South-East Asia.
PDG. Rtn. Prabhashankar K.N.Additional Director
K. N. Prabhashankar, known to his friends as Prabha, is a Chartered Accountant by profession. He did his schooling and Bachelor of Commerce from Bangalore and completed his Chartered Accountancy in 1977. After serving for two years as Finance Executive in a Canadian Company, he decided to set up his own practice. He is the Senior Partner with Ashok Kumar, Prabhashankar & Co., Chartered Accountants, specialised in Corporate Audits, Taxation and Project Funding. He has associate network across the country. He is a fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and also member of Institute of Internal Auditors. Prabha joined Rotary Club of Bangalore in 1986. He served the Club as Chairman of various Committees, Treasurer, Director, Secretary, before he served as the President during 1993-94. During his year as President, Rotary Muthappa Attavar Hospital and additional classroom facilities for K.G.Bydarahalli School were built. He has served Rotary District 3190 in various capacities. He was the District Chairman for various committees, District Secretary, Chairman for the 23rd Rotary District Conference in the year 2000, Assistant Governor and Member of the Nominating Committee to nominate District Governor. He has participated in many Districts as Discussion Leader including the District Leadership Development programme. He was Group Study Exchange Leader to IOWA, USA during the year 1999-2000. He was the District Governor of District 3190 for the year 2003-04. Under the leadership of Rotary International President Rtn. Jonathan Majiyagbe with the theme Lend a Hand, he gave an exceptional leadership to the District. The District created a history in conducting number of blood donation camps and the community service was at its peak. He set new benchmark then for District 3190 towards contribution to the Rotary Foundation. The District contributed US$ 115,000 as Annual Giving with a per capita of US$ 45, which was almost 90% higher to previous year. The total contribution to the Rotary Foundation during his year was US$ 170,000. He represented Rotary International President for the District Conference at Kolkata Dist. 3290 during the year 2004-05. He was the District Trainer for the Rotary year 2005-06. He is also a recipient of Distinguished Service Award and Meritorious Service Award from Rotary Foundation and Presidential Citation from the Rotary International. Prabha is married to Mukta, who is active and lends continuous support in his Rotary activities. They have one daughter Shilpa who has completed her Post Graduation in Business Management after completing Bachelor of Commerce. She is married to Ketan Pishe a businessman and Shilpa extends support to his business. Prabha and Mukta are blessed with one grandchild Anika.
PP. Rtn. Dr. Pradeep M. RaoAdditional Director
Pathologist by profession, he is the Centre Head of SRL Diagnostics Pvt Ltd., India’s leading Diagnostic Centres’ chain, Rajajinagar. He is Medical Director of Dr.Rao’s Genetic Lab & Research Centre, Rajajinagar. Joined Rotary Club of Bangalore in 1990, was the President in 2001-02. Been on the Board of RCB as Additional Director.. Has held several Leadership positions in the Rotary District - Chairman of Dist Conference and Assistant Governor amongst others. Married to Dr.Chandrika Rao, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, they have two daughters – Medha and Sudha. Medha- Consultant in Marketing Communications, is with an advertising agency and a budding entrepreneur. She is married to Gurudatt – is an industrialist, manufacturing Precision Automobile components for the European Market. Sudha – Lawyer by qualification is looking at “following her passion” in Food Industry as Pattisarie specialist. Dr Rao’s hobbies include Travel, Golf & Photography ( Avian & Wild Life)