Mr. Rajju D. Shroff, Chairman & MD, UPL Ltd. He was Founder-President of Vapi Industries Association and Association of Small and Medium Chemical Manufacturers. He was on the Board of GIDC and Technology Development Board, and an advisor in the Department of Science & Technology.
He was the Chairman of Vapi Waste & Effluent Management Company Limited and is the Chairman of Bharuch Enviro Infrastructure Limited. He was bequeathed with the highest award, President’s Gold Shield for indigenous technology development.
Mr. Kalyan Banerjee, Rotary International President (2011-12). He is the Director of UPL Ltd. and Uniphos Agro Industries Ltd., and Chairman of UPL Bangladesh Ltd. He was the past president of VIA twice, and former Chairperson of the Gujarat Chapter of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). He served as a Director, Rotary Foundation; Trustee, Committee and Task Force Chair, International Assembly Group Discussion Leader.
He was Chairman of Southeast Asia Regional PolioPlus Committee and member of International PolioPlus Committee. He also attended international meetings with the WHO and UNICEF.
Mr. Ashis Roy is the Director of M/s Guardian Plasticote Ltd., one of the largest packaging companies in India. It has collaboration with American National Can, USA, and supplies packaging material to many MNCs like P&G, HUL, ITC, Wipro, and others.
Mr. Roy is the former Governing body member of Indian Institute of Packaging, ex-Committee member of VIA and past District Governor of Rotary International. He has served at various national and international positions in the Rotary International.
Mr. Bharat Patel is the Managing Director of Filter Machines (P) Ltd., one of the biggest players in the industry. An Electrical Engineer from prestigious VJTI, Mumbai. He has served Rotary in many capacities from Secretary, President to Board of Director.
He is actively involved in many projects like Blood Donation (Mentor for Vapi blood donors’ website), Niramaya and other such projects.
Mr. Praful Dewani is a civil engineer involved in construction business and a member of Engineers association. He is a past president of Rotary club of Vapi.
He is also actively involved in service projects in Dang and an avid fan of music and art. He is a member of Kala Nidhi, Vapi and Spandan. He has been actively engaged in organising blood donation camps.
Rtn. Subhash Panchal is an eminent industrialist of Vapi. He is a Charter Member of Rotary Club of Vapi and is also a Past President. He has received many awards from Rotary Club of Vapi and Rotary International.
He is 2nd Level Paul Harris fellow, and a life Member of Consumer Guidance Society of India and Solar Energy Society of India. He owns a foundry and he is involved with many projects of Rotary especially in the field of education.
Mr. Dipak Shah is a leading entrepreneur in the pharmaceutical business in Vapi and owner of Deep Medical. He did his M.Pharm (Pharmaceutics) from L.M. College of Pharmacy, Ahmedabad. He is an active Rotarian and past president of Rotary club of Vapi. He is also the major Donor and Trustee of Manovikas Charitable Trust (a trust for mentally challenged children).
He has been an active member of the All India Chemist and Druggists Association - having over 750000 members and is currently the Chairman of South Gujarat chapter and Jt. Secretary, Federation of Gujarat State Chemist Association.
Mr. Ujjwal Kakaria is a partner in Kakaria & Associates, Director in Kakaria Housing & Infrastructure Ltd., and Kakaria Financial Services Ltd. A double graduate in commerce and law, he is a FCA and the former President of Rotary Club of Vapi. He is also an advisor to a number of institutes and trusts.