A Doctor by education and profession, an Entrepreneur by nature, an adventurist, nature lover & globe trotter by passion and a Rotary leader by achievement, our Chief Guest RI Director-elect Dr.Mahesh Kotbagi presents a unique fusion of capabilities and talents. An M.D in Gynaecology from Pune University a past member of Senate and Hon Professor in many management & medical colleges. Dr.Kotbagi dedicated himself to the ideal of Low-Cost Health Care. He set up a small hospital in 1991 which grew into large multi-speciality hospitals, with ISO-9001-2000 certification. He went on to serve as a consultant for the development of many low-cost healthcare hospitals. He set up the Chinmayi Medical Foundation Charitable Trust to support low cost health care services and support children for Education.
He was invited to join the Rotary Club of Pune Sports City in 1995 and served as youngest District Governor of RI Dist.3130 in 2005-06. Since then his rise in Rotary has been meteoric. He has done justice to the full range of Rotary assignments, including RI President’s Representative, International Training Leader, Chairman South Asia Literacy Summit, Co-Chair /Vice Chair of many Rotary Institutes and Summits. He is the pioneer of implementing Technology and AV Conferences in many Districts, Rotary Institutes and Summits in Rotary India. His current responsibilities include Chairman - GETS -Governor Elect Training Seminar 2020, Co-Chairman - RILM -Rotary India Literacy Mission, Chairman Technology - Rotary Institute 2020 and Trustee in Rotary India Humanity Foundation.
He has researched and written on subjects like District Rules and Procedures, The Rotary Foundation Hand Guide promotion, Rotary International Youth Exchange Hand Guide promotion. , Published Audio / Video Films on Rotary subjects, Global Matching Grants / Competitive Grants / 3 H Grants. He is a deserving recipient of Rotary’s ‘Service above self-Award’, TRF’s ‘Citation of Meritorious Service’ and the Polio Plus Appreciation Award. Dr.Mahesh is a Major Donor Level III and Benefactor.