2021-22年度國際扶輪社長

謝卡爾 · 梅塔

Shekhar Mehta國際扶輪社長
馬哈內嘎Calcutta-Mahanaga扶輪社

梅塔承認,目前的社員趨勢是一個挑戰,並表示社員發展應該是扶輪的最高優先事項。他認為,專注於地域性的計畫,成功將扶輪青年服務社社員轉變加入扶輪社,增加多元性和女性社員,每年可以使社員淨增長5%。

「需要重大的腦力激盪來尋找適合世界不同區域的有效解決方案,」梅塔說。他補充說,必須考慮地域性的特質和文化才能找到在地化的解決方案,因為「只有一種尺寸並不能適合所有人。」他認為扶輪可以擴展到新的地理區域和國家。

身為扶輪策略計畫的堅定支持者,梅塔說他將鼓勵扶輪社善用行動計畫並強化扶輪社的核心價值觀。

梅塔說,扶輪需要變得更現代化與更有適應性,辦法是透過聚焦於與政府及企業的合作夥伴關係、擴展與各種專長於扶輪焦點領域的組織的合作夥伴關係、以及投資於科技。

梅塔是一名會計師,是他創立的房地產開發公司「天際線集團」Skyline Group的董事長。他還是加拿大組織(印度)「寰宇視力手術」Operation Eyesight Universal (India) 的董事。

梅塔一直積極參與救災應變工作,並且是英國「庇難箱」ShelterBox的信託人。在2004年印度洋海嘯之後,他幫助為遭受災難影響的家庭建造了近500間房屋。

梅塔開創了一項計畫,在南亞進行了1500多次改變人生的心臟手術。他還打造了TEACH計畫,在全印度推廣識字,影響所及達數千所學校。

梅塔自1984年加入扶輪成為社員迄今,曾任國際扶輪的理事、多個委員會的委員或主委、地帶協調人、訓練領導人、扶輪基金會技術顧問幹部及地區總監。他還是(印度)扶輪基金會的主委。

梅塔曾榮獲得扶輪超我服務獎、扶輪基金會特優秀服務獎及傑出服務獎。

他與夫人拉瑟Rashi是巨額捐獻者和遺贈會會員。

 

2021-22 Rotary International President

Shekhar Mehta, of the Rotary Club of Calcutta-Mahanagar, West Bengal, India, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2021-22.

Mehta acknowledges that current membership trends are a challenge and says that membership development should be Rotary’s highest priority. He believes that focusing on regional plans, successfully transitioning Rotaractors into Rotary clubs, and increasing diversity and female members could yield a 5 percent net growth in membership each year.

“A major brainstorming is needed to find effective solutions suited to different areas of the world,” says Mehta. He adds that regional ethos and culture have to be taken into account to find localized solutions, as “one size does not fit all.” He believes Rotary can extend to new geographical areas and countries.

As a strong proponent of Rotary’s strategic plan, Mehta says he will encourage clubs to use action plans and reinforce the core values of Rotary.

Mehta says Rotary needs to become more contemporary and adaptable by focusing on partnerships with governments and corporations, expanding partnerships with organizations that specialize in Rotary’s areas of focus, and investing in technology.

Mehta, an accountant, is chair of the Skyline Group, a real estate development company he founded. He is also a director of Operation Eyesight Universal (India), a Canada-based organization.

Mehta has been actively involved in disaster response and is a trustee of ShelterBox, UK. After the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, he helped build nearly 500 homes for families affected by the disaster.

Mehta pioneered a program that has performed more than 1,500 life-changing heart surgeries in South Asia. He is also the architect of the TEACH Program, which promotes literacy throughout India and has reached thousands of schools.

A Rotary member since 1984, Mehta has served Rotary as director, member or chair of several committees, zone coordinator, training leader, member of The Rotary Foundation Cadre of Technical Advisers, and district governor. He is also the chair of Rotary Foundation (India).

Mehta has received Rotary’s Service Above Self Award and The Rotary Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service and Distinguished Service Awards.

He and his wife, Rashi, are Major Donors and members of the Bequest Society.