Past International Presidents from India

ALEXIS VINCENT GOM S

ALEXIS VINCENT GOM S

ALEXIS VINCENT GOMÈS PAST INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR Alexis Vincent Gomès, from Pointe-Noire, Republic of Congo, was elected to serve a two-year term as a director of Lions Clubs International at the association's 96th International Convention held in Hamburg, Germany July 5 through 9, 2013. Past Director Gomès is a lawyer. A member of the Pointe-Noire Eucalyptus Lions Club since 1983, he has held many offices within the association, including secretary, president, zone and region president, district governor, council chairperson, multiple district convention chairperson, international relations chairperson, district honorary committee chairperson and GLT area leader. He is a member of the African Lions steering committee, and was elected to serve as chairperson of the All Africa Conference at the 2014 conference in Tunisia. He is also a member of the 2017 Centennial Planning Committee. In recognition of his service to the association, he has received numerous awards including the Friend of Humanity Award, four International President’s Medals and an International President's Certificate of Appreciation. He is also a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow. In addition to his Lions activities, Past Director Gomès is active in numerous professional and community organizations, including the Order of Mono (Republic of Togo). Past Director Gomès is married to Evelyne, and has four sons, one daughter and several grandchildren.

ASHOK MEHTA

ASHOK MEHTA

ASHOK MEHTA PAST INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT Ashok Mehta, of Mumbai, India, was elected to serve as the 2005-2006 president of The International Association of Lions Clubs at the association's 88th International Convention in Hong Kong on July 1, 2005. His theme was "Passion to Excel." Past President Mehta, chairperson and managing director of a company in India, is actively associated with more than a dozen major medical, educational, welfare, social and cultural institutions. A Lions member since 1963, Past President Mehta organized more than 30 eye-camps all over India and Africa. He mobilized international support during major catastrophes, including earthquakes and super-cyclones in India. His peace mission to Pakistan, promoted by Lions of the two nations, added to the spirit of building bridges between the people of these countries. Past President Mehta served on the Campaign SightFirst International Committee from 1990-95, collecting US$150 million for the project. He has also presented papers on sight conservation and other topics at Lions international forums and conventions. Because of his outstanding leadership and contributions, Past President Mehta has received many awards including Lions clubs coveted "President's Medallion" for the last 23 years, the Lions International Key Award and Medallion for sponsoring 250 new members and 19 extension awards for organizing new clubs. The Jaycees of Mumbai declared him "Man of the Year" in 1986. The government of Maharashtra appointed him to the Senate of Mumbai University where he served on committees for awareness and prevention, as well as Sheriff of Mumbai for a one-year term in 2001. He was awarded an honorary doctoral degree in humanities from the University of the World in Missouri, USA. Past President Mehta has participated in 24 Lions conventions, 14 USA/Canada Forums, 25 Africa forums and five Lions conferences in far eastern countries. He has been a member of the faculty at 10 District Governors-elect Schools and chairperson of the District Governors Orientation program at the 75th International Convention in Hong Kong. Past President Mehta and his wife, Kokila, and daughter, Sheetal, are all progressive Melvin Jones Fellows.

RAMASWAMY G

RAMASWAMY G

G. RAMASWAMY PAST INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR G. Ramaswamy "GR", of Coimbatore, India, was elected to serve a two-year term as a director of The International Association of Lions Clubs at the association's 79th International Convention, held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, July 9-12, 1996. Past Director Ramaswamy is a businessman. A member of the Annur (Town) Lions Club since 1985, Past Director Ramaswamy has held many offices within the association, including club president, zone chairman, deputy district governor and district governor. In addition, he has been an LCIF, SightFirst, and Convention chairman for his multiple district; is chairman of the All-India District Governors Schooling; and was a member of the International Convention Credential Committee in 1991. Past Director Ramaswamy served as a Lions Clubs International board committee appointee for 1999-2000. In recognition of his service to the association, Past Director Ramaswamy has received numerous awards, including the 100% Club President Award, the 100% District Governor Award, a Guiding Lion Award, three Extension Awards, a Leadership Award, four International President's Certificates of Appreciation, seven International President's Awards and an Ambassador of Good Will Award, the highest honor granted by the association to its members. He is also a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow and has recorded 13 years of perfect attendance. In addition to his Lion activities, Past Director Ramaswamy is active in several civic, professional, sports and religious organizations. He has also been honored with the recognition of Cavalier for his achievements and contributions towards social, educational and religious fields. Past Director Ramaswamy and his wife, Shanthamani, also a Lion and Melvin Jones Fellow, have two sons

RAMAKRISHNA MURTHY K. G

RAMAKRISHNA MURTHY K. G

K. G. RAMAKRISHNA MURTHY PAST INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR K. G. Ramakrishna Murthy of Coimbatore, India, was elected to serve a two-year term as a director of The International Association of Lions Clubs at the association’s 89th International Convention, held in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, June 30-July 4, 2006. Past Director Murthy is an insurance consultant. A member of the Madras Metro East Lions Club and Lion since 1984, Past Director Murthy has held many offices within the association, including club president, region chair, cabinet secretary, council chair and district governor. Additionally, he has served as district extension chair, district leadership chair, multiple district SightFirst chair and Area IMPACT Team Leader. In recognition of his service to the association he has received numerous awards, including the 100% District Governor's Award, Membership Growth Award, Extension Award, LCIF Chairperson's Certificate, 16 International President's Certificates of Appreciation, six International President's Awards and six International President's Leadership Awards. Director Murthy is also a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow. In addition to his Lions activities, Past Director Murthy is active in numerous professional and community organizations. He is a life patron of the YMCA and life member of the Association of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. He is a member of the Coimbatore Blood Donors Association, Red Cross Society of India and Coimbatore Sri Ayyappa Seva Sangh. Past Director Murthy and his wife, R. Meera, a member of the Coimbatore Melvin Jones Lions Club, have two children.

NAGARAJAN M

NAGARAJAN M

M. NAGARAJAN PAST INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR M. Nagarajan, of Madurai, India, was elected to serve a two-year term as a director of The International Association of Lions Clubs at the association's 82nd International Convention, held in San Diego, California, USA, June 28-July 2, 1999. Past Director Nagarajan is a principal of a post-graduate pharmacy college. A member of the Madurai Palace Lions Club since 1983, Past Director Nagarajan has held many offices within the association, including club president, zone chairman and district governor. In addition, he has served as multiple district membership chairman and vice chairman of the Lions Coordinating Committee of India. In recognition of his service to the association, Past Director Nagarajan has received numerous awards, including the Best President Award, the 100% District Governor Award, a Master Key Award, a Leadership Award, three International President's Awards and the Ambassador of Goodwill Award, the highest honor the association bestows upon its members. He is also a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow. In addition to his Lion activities, Past Director Nagarajan is active in numerous professional and community organizations. He is a senate member of Tamilnadu Medical University in Chennai, India, a fellow of the Indian Institute of Chemistry and serves on the board of several corporations. Past Director Nagarajan and his wife, Indra, also a Lion, have one son

RAJU MANWANI V

RAJU MANWANI V

RAJU V. MANWANI PAST INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR Raju V. Manwani, from Mumbai, India, was elected to serve a two-year term as a director of Lions Clubs International at the association's 96th International Convention held in Hamburg, Germany July 5 through 9, 2013. Past Director Manwani is a business professional. A member of the Mumbai Sol Lions Club, and a Lion since 1983, he has held many offices within the association, including president, club membership chairperson, district governor and council chairperson. In recognition of his service to the association, he has received numerous awards including the 100% Attendance Award, the Leadership Award, the Supreme Key Award and 18 International Presidents Certificates of Appreciation. He is also a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow. In addition to his Lions activities, Past Director Manwani is active in numerous professional and community organizations, including the Taekwondo Association of Maharashtra, Jai Shree Shyam Parivar Chudidham Trust, All India Crime Prevention Council and the Goregaon Sports Club. Past Director Manwani, his wife, Nimmi, and two daughters are all Lions and Melvin Jones Fellows. R

Rohit Mehta C

Rohit Mehta C

Past International President Rohit C. Mehta Rohit Mehta, of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, was elected president of The International Association of Lions Clubs at the 75th annual convention, held in Hong Kong, June 23- 26, 1992. Past President Mehta is the chairperson of several companies in India engaged in the businesses of textiles, engineering, medical products and energy. He is also associated as a director in many other companies. A member of the Ahmedabad Lions Club since 1956, Past President Mehta was the founder of the first club in his state. He has served as zone chairperson, deputy district governor and district governor and was a member of the association's board of directors from 1970-72. Past President Mehta was also the editor of THE LION Magazine in India for many years. Past President Mehta is chairperson of a 100 bed Lions Eye Hospital in Ahmedabad and chairperson of Lions Quest in India Foundation. For his contributions to the association, Past President Mehta has received five Extension Awards, a Master Key Award, 21 International President's Awards and the Ambassador of Good Will Award, the highest honor granted to a member by the association. He is also a Melvin Jones Fellow. Past President Mehta is active in numerous charitable organizations, several professional organizations, and has served as president of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry. Past President Mehta and his wife, Asha, have two sons and four grandchildren.

SANGEETA JATIA

SANGEETA JATIA

SANGEETA JATIA PAST INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR Sangeeta Jatia, from Kolkata, West Bengal, India, was elected to serve a two-year term as a director of Lions Clubs International at the association's 95th International Convention, held in Busan, Korea, June 22 through 26, 2012. Past Director Jatia is an economics graduate from Calcutta University. A member of the Calcutta Midtown Lions Club since 1988, she has held many offices within the association, including club president, district Sight First chair, district coordinator, vice district governor and multiple district Leadership chair. Additionally, she served as a member of Mission 30 and Team 20K, a GMT area leader, on the DGE Seminar Faculty and as coordinator of the India edition of LION Magazine. In recognition of her service to the association, she has received numerous awards including Lion of the Year, Membership Advancement Key, six Extension Awards, 11 International President's Awards and the Ambassador of Good Will Award, the highest honor the association bestows upon its members. She is also a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow. Past Director Jatia and her spouse, Arvind, also a Lion, have two children

SUNIL KUMAR R

SUNIL KUMAR R

SUNIL KUMAR R. PAST INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR Sunil Kumar R., from Secunderabad, India, was elected to serve a two-year term as a director of Lions Clubs International at the association's 95th International Convention, held in Busan, Korea, June 22 through 26, 2012. Past Director Kumar is a tourism consultant, marketing and professional trainer. A member of the Hyderabad North Lions Club since 1985, he has held many offices within the association, including Leo club president, Lions club president, district governor, zone and region chairperson, multiple district council treasurer and CSFII group coordinator. Additionally, he served as the ISAAME Forum Organizing Committee chairperson. In recognition of his service to the association, he has received numerous awards including the 100% District Governor Award, four International President's Awards and the Ambassador of Good Will Award, the highest honor the association bestows upon its members. He is also a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow. In addition to his Lions activities, Past Director Kumar is active in numerous professional and community organizations, including as a member of the Federation of AP Chambers of Commerce & Industry and as a Free Mason. In the past, he was active with the Jaycees (Junior Chamber International – JCI) as Indian national president, world vice president and world executive vice president. Past Director Kumar and his spouse, Kavitha, also a Lion, have two sons.