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.