DG - Rtn.Sivashankaran

DG 3202 Rtn. P. Gopalakrishnan

Governor 2017-18,
Rotary International District 3202

ROTARY CLUB OF ERODE, Tamilnadu, India.

Rtn. P. M. Sivashankaran who the rotarians call with love and affection "SIVA" was born on April 30 at Erode. He completed his schooling at Erode and Coimbatore. He did his under Graduation at Madras University and MBA (marketing) at Bangalore University and MBA(International Business and Finance) at Oklahoma University, USA.

He was a gold medalist in MBA. Currently he is pursuing Doctorate in Hospitality Management.

He was a gold medalist in MBA. Currently he is pursuing Doctorate in Hospitality Management.

He worked for a MNC at their Corporate head quarters at United States as Executive Assistant to the President for 4 years.

Upon coming back to India, he started the famous The Oasis Restaurant in Erode in the year 1998. Currently he is the Managing Director of Oasis Group which owns three restaurants, Oasis Hotel Management college and Maheswari Mahal, a Ultra Modern Convention center.

He joined Rotary Club of Erode in the year 1998 and occupied all the posts before becoming its President in the year 2003-04. He was GGR for two consecutive years 2005-06 and 2006-07. He was the Assistant Governor to Governor Prakash in the year 2008-09 and awarded the best Assistant Governor. He was the Deputy District Trainer of R. I. District 3202 under the leadership of Rtn. Dr. E. K. Sagadhevan as District Governor. As a Deputy District Trainer, Siva conducted all the training programs successfully and earned appreciation not only from the district governor but also from the rotarians all over the district. He was also Governor's Special Representative for the Provisional Club Rotary Club of Bhavani Carpet city. Siva was the organizing secretary for the district Conference "KUDUMBAM 2010" and conducted it very successfully. He was also the chairman for PETS/SETS 2010 at Ooty. He was the district director – Vocational Service in the year 2010-11 and earned special appreciation from the Governor VG Nayanar. He was the District Director- Membership development under the Governorship of Rtn.Dr.P.V.Ravi.

He was the Joint District Trainer for DG.Somasekaran and conducted all the training programs successfully. Siva was the GSE team leader during the year 2012-13 and lead a team of young professionals to RI District 6840 in USA.

Rtn.SIVA was elected as District Governor of RI District 3202 for the year 2017-18 unchallenged which is a first time in the history of RI District 3202.

Siva is a regular faculty in all the Rotary Training programs.

Siva is the recipient of Vocational Excellence Award from Rotary Club of Erode and Young Achiever Award from Rotary Club of Erode North and Seva Ratna Award from Bharathi Cultural Society ,Chennai.

He was one of the 25 members from India who were Selected for the Symposium on Hotel Management education held at Switzerland in the year 2006. He presented a paper on "Latest Trends in Hospitality Management education in India" and awarded Swiss certified Hospitality Management Educator, a rare recognition which only 50 indians have been conferred so far.

Siva is an active member of Freemasonary, Joint Secretary of Erode District Hotel Owners Association and Executive Committee member of Tamilnadu Hotels Association. He is also the Launch Director of a networking organization called BNI International.

Siva is a Major Donor to the Rotary Foundation.

He is happily married to Ann. Maheswari and blessed with one son Vagheeswaran studying 9th Standard at Good Shepherd International School, Ooty, Nilgris.