Posted by: Wasrag | January 8, 2011

Meet Wasrag Board Member, Dr. Rekha Shetty

Dr.Rekha Shetty  is  an  author,  an  entrepreneur  and  an  original  thinker in  Management and the Social Sciences.  She is the Managing Director of Farstar Distribution Network Ltd., which consults for blue chip companies in India and South East Asia in creativity and innovation for the last 23 years.  She is the founder of the well-known Mindspower brand and is popularly known as the Corporate Doctor.

A PhD in the management sciences from Madras University, her academic career is studded with honours including two university ranks.  She was a member of the Syndicate of 200 year old Anna University where she introduced a 40 week optional course on creativity for budding engineers and is on the Board of studies of Psychology and Management at University of Madras.  Was a member of the Managing Committee Madras Management Association for 5 years, she was also its Treasurer.

Author of a popular Penguin book ‘Zero Heart Attack Path’, her second book ‘Portable Roots’ the transcreation of a Tamil book was released at the Frankfurt book fair.  Her third book “Corporate Strategy Mindspower Innovation” recieved excellent reviews from the Press and India’s CEOs.  Her fourth book “Innovate! 90 Days To Transform Your Business” is a Penguin bestseller. Her fifth book “The Happiness Quotient” will be on the stand in January 2011. She started her career with the United India Insurance Co and was Vice President of the Apollo Hospitals Group, where she redefined services marketing and developed original concepts.

Twenty one years ago, She was the first woman President of a Rotary Club outside of USA and Canada, Charter President of RC of Madras Temple City, a club with an equal membership of women and men.  She won the best conference award in Zone 6 during her Governorship for the District Conference and collected the Award at RI Convention in Buenos Aires.

For the last 11 years she has had many global assignment to improve vision and eradicate avoidable blindness is her goal and she has been Avoidable Blindness Advisor to Health Concerns Task Force of Rotary International.  She is a Director of Prevention of Blindness Rotary Action Group and is Vice Chair of the Rotarian Action Group for Population and Development.  She is a Director of WASRAG for the period 2009-2012.  She was invited by the US State Department to be part of an expert team from 10 countries to study the problems and solutions to drug addiction.  She has been awarded the Outstanding Young Person Award by Jaycees.

On the Organizing Committee of 2006 RI Convention at Malmo-Copenhagen, she offered and helped implement some original ideas to enable grassroot Rotarians to participate.  She has represented the RI President in India and abroad, at several district conferences in India and abroad.  She has been invited to speak at conferences worldwide.  She is a recipient of Service above Self Award and is a Major donor.

She had spearheaded a unique project of cleaning Temple tanks, Village lakes and water bodies.  She has been involved in water resources, part of sustainable development and is Zone 6 Coordinator for the Rotary year 2007-11.


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