Svein Ǿystein BerntsenSvein Ǿystein Berntsen of Hetlevik, Norway, served as an International Director from 2014 to 2016. He is the owner and chairman of the board at a software group and is a member of the Askøy Lions Club. He has served as a board appointee, chairperson of the International Leadership Committee and chairman of the supervisory committee for the 2016 Europa Forum. He is the recipient of numerous awards including multiple Presidential Awards and the association’s highest honor, the Ambassador of Good Will Award. In addition to his Lions activities, he has been a project leader for numerous international humanitarian aid projects. Pravin ChhajedPravin Chhajed of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, served as an international director from 2001 to 2003. He is director in a textile company with Star Export House certification. Starting as Leo in 1979, he has been part of the Ahmedabad Karnavati Lions Clubs—the largest Lions club with over 2,000 members—since 1984. He has personally sponsored more than 500 members and is a recipient of the Supreme Key Award. He has served as project chairperson for the Lions Karnavati Eye Hospital, Blood Bank, Dialysis Center, LML School, as well as chairperson of the 2005 DGE seminar and two ISAAME Forums. He is a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow and recipient of the Ambassador of Goodwill Award. ROsane T. JahnkeROsane T. Jahnke, of Balneário Camboriú, State of Santa Catarina, Brazil, served as International Director from 2008 to 2010. ROsane is a member of the Balneário Camboriú Centro Lions Club and is a former teacher, businesswoman, and a lawyer. A Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow and a Helen Keller Knight of Sight recipient, ROsane has served on the LCIF Steering Committee, was a Group Leader and a GLT leader. She is the recipient of nine President’s Awards as well as the association’s highest honor, the Ambassador of Good Will Award. She has participated in 23 international conventions and 20 forums, and always promotes the rights of people with special needs as well as cancer prevention awareness. Somsakdi LovisuthSomsakdi Lovisuth of Bangkok, Thailand, served as an International Director from 2004 to 2006. He is the President of a high-tech electrical engineering company and has been a member of the Bangkok Cosmopolitan Lions Club since 1986. He has served as a GMT/GLT area leader, coordinating Lion for Cambodia and Laos and national coordinator for Campaign SightFirst II. As an LCIF Humanitarian Partner and SightFirst II Lead Gift Donor, he is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 100% District Governor Award, multiple Presidential Awards and the association’s highest honor, the Ambassador of Good Will Award. Fabrício OliveiraFabrício Oliveira of Catolé do Rocha, Brazil, served as an international director from 2006 to 2008. He is a businessman and business administrator, and has been a member of the Catolé do Rocha Lions Club since 1985. He is a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow and has received the Global Vision Medal Award, the Ambassador of Good Will Award, and numerous International President’s Awards. Past International Director Oliveira is also active in many professional and community organizations. RamaswamyRamaswamy of Coimbatore, India, served as international director from 1996 to 1998. He is a businessman and has been a member of the Annur (Town) Lions Club since 1985. He is a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow and has been awarded the Ambassador of Good Will Award as well as numerous President’s Awards. He is active in several professional, community and sports organizations and has been honored with the recognition of Cavalier for his achievements and contributions towards social, educational and religious fields. P. SinghP. Singh, of Kolkata, India, served as an international director from 2004 to 2006. He is a is a practicing chartered accountant, and has been a member of the Calcutta Vikas Lions Club since 1984. He has received numerous Presidential Awards, as well as the Ambassador of Good Will Award. He is a Melvin Jones Fellow and major gift donor for Campaign SightFirst II and Campaign 100. Past International Director Singh is credited with initiating a number of service programs in collaboration with other trusts, foundations and corporate houses.