Directors Of Our Area

The Lions Clubs International Board of Directors is composed of 34 international directors. Together, they serve our association by:

  • Supervising all officers and committees of the board and association.
  • Managing association business, property and funds.
  • Preparing and approving the association’s fiscal year budget.

International directors serve for two years and are designated as either first year directors or second year directors.

First year Directors

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RAJU V. MANWANI
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 associations 96th International Convention held in Hamburg, Germany July 5 through 9, 2013.

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, 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.

Director Manwani, his wife, Nimmi, and two daughters are all Lions and Melvin Jones Fellows.

Second Year Directors

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SANGEETA JATIA
INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR

Sangeeta Jatia, from Kolkata, West Bengal, India, was elected to serve a two-year term as a director of The International Associations of Lions Clubs at the association 95th International Convention, held in Busan, Korea, June 22 through 26, 2012.

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. She is also a Melvin Jones fellow.

In recognition of his service to the association, she has received numerous awards including Lion of the Year and the Ambassador of Good Will Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a member by the association.

Director Jatia and her spouse, Arvind, also a Lion, have two children.

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SUNIL KUMAR R.
INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR

Sunil Kumar R., from Secunderabad, India, was elected to serve a two-year term as a director of The International Association of Lions Clubs at the associations 95th International Convention, held in Busan, Korea, June 22 through 26, 2012.

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 chair, region chair, multiple council treasurer. Additionally, he served as the ISAAME Forum Organizing Committee chairperson. He is also a Progressive Melvin Jones fellow.

In recognition of his service to the association, he has received numerous awards including the 100% District Governor Award and two International Presidents Medallions.

In addition to his Lions activities, 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.

Director Kumar and his spouse, Kavitha, also a Lion, have two sons.

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