Dedicated Rotarians

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Randal Eastman

Randal Eastman, PHF is a Canadian based in Shanghai for more than 15 years. He is twice Past President of the Rotary Club of Shanghai and currently Rotary's Special Representative to China, de-facto "district governor" overseeing Rotary's clubs in mainland China.

Randal initiated the DPRK Solar Oven project back in 2001 and has since led or participated in most Rotary projects in the DPRK.

 
Dr. Maxx Urbani discussed bringing Rotary to Pyongyang as early as 2003.

Dr. Maxx Urbani discussed bringing Rotary to Pyongyang as early as 2003.


Dr. Massimo Urbani

Dr. Maxx Urbani, PHF is an Italian medical doctor by training and was previously posted to the DPRK as Consular Correspondent of Italy in DPRK and Resident Coordinator for the Development Cooperation Office Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Prior to this he was posted twice to the DPRK with Unicef and with the WHO.

Maxx facilitated in-country our 2004 Ryongchon Wheelchair Project.

Read an excellent interview about his DPRK experience here.

 

Tom Wilkinson

Tom Wilkinson, PHF is a Canadian Rotarian, Past President of the Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty and Past District Governor of district 7820 in Eastern Canada. 

Tom has been a steadfast supporter with his club of KFNR projects since the very beginning with our DPRK Sun Oven project up to the present where he was instrumental in launching our Food Plant Solutions: DPRK Guide to Nutritional Food Plants project.

 

 

 

Dr. H. Winston Johnston, PHD

Dr. Johnston is an experienced plant pathologist with strong orientations in production of forages, cereals and vegetable crops, in particular potatoes. He has practical experience in agriculture having been raised on a dairy farm, supplemented by years of extension experience and research in production and quality of harvested crops. He is familiar with their nutritional values and storage problems which may require remedial action to ensure adequate supplies of food.

Dr. Johnston is a Rotarian from Charlottetown Royalty Rotary Club and led the development of the Food Plant Solutions: DPRK Guide to Nutritional Food Plants.

 
Rob invited Mac Millar to come to Melbourne to meet up with the visiting DPRK Football Team who were in town briefly for the 2015 Asian Clup

Rob invited Mac Millar to come to Melbourne to meet up with the visiting DPRK Football Team who were in town briefly for the 2015 Asian Clup

Rob Ward

Rob Ward is a member of the Brighton North Rotary Club in Melbourne, Australia and is as passionate as his son (and Mac Millar) about Football (soccer).

Rob was the spearhead for our Football Play it Forward project.

 
Philippe Hugot leads a "We're this close" awareness building project as part of the "World's biggest commercial" – in support of Rotary's global initiative to eradicate polio.

Philippe Hugot leads a "We're this close" awareness building project as part of the "World's biggest commercial" – in support of Rotary's global initiative to eradicate polio.

PHILIPPE HUGOT

Philippe is a French entrepreneur based in Shanghai with a background in Business Administration (French Master) and quantitative Marketing & Strategy (French DESS). Philippe has built, managed, invested or participated in businesses in a wide variety of countries and fields (Europe, China, emerging countries e.g. Africa and central Asia) and for over 10 years has been active in China as a manager and an investor in small cap enterprises (cosmetics manufacturing, F&B, m-commerce, retail). 

He is Past President of the Rotary Club of Shanghai Fresh Start.

 
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Dr. Nikola Urosevic, DMD

Nikola Urosevic is a dental surgeon and Past President of the Rotary Club of Beograd Centar.

Dr Nikola's dental education started in Belgrade, Serbia, where he graduated from Medical school with a Diploma of an CDA in 1993. He got his doctorate degree in dental medicine at Belgrade University in 2000. After a two year residency at the department of oral surgery, as a partner, he pursued his career as a private practitioner. His clinical practice is focused on, but not limited to, oral implantology and cosmetic dentistry.

Since 2007 he lives and practices in Shanghai, China, where he serves the dental needs of expatriates in Parkwayhealth Medical and Dental centers. 

 

Nello del Gatto

Nello is a “proud to be Neapolitan” journalist. He was the India correspondent from 2004 to 2010 and the Shanghai Correspondent from 2010 to 2015 for the biggest Italian News Agency ANSA. Since he was very young, he directed his life in service, being involved in a lot of projects. Former member of the Rotaract Club Torre del Greco – Comuni Vesuviani (District 2100, Italy) and former member of Shanghai Club, he was in the team of the Special China District. In this team, he helped to increase the number of the clubs and to develop several projects.

Nello, now in Rome and member of the Rotary E-club Italy South 2100, loves four things in his life: family, pizza, Naples soccer team (including Diego Armando Maradona) and Rotary.

 

Dynamic Rotaracters

 
Shanghai Rotaract club president Robert Halasz visits children after the successful rebuild of a paediatric surgery unit.

Shanghai Rotaract club president Robert Halasz visits children after the successful rebuild of a paediatric surgery unit.

Robert Halasz

Robert is a truly European global citizen. Having lived in 5 countries and being fluent in 4 languages including German, Hungarian, English and Mandarin it`s difficult to put him into a situation where he`s lost.

He founded the Rotaract Club of Budapest City, and was president of the Rotaract Club of Shanghai in 2011-2012 where he lead several charity projects, including the DPRK Bridge Project. He is an enthusiastic traveller with a well stamped passport of over 50 countries and countless cities.

 

Homeric Desarthe

Currently living in Paris France and a member of the Champs d'Elysse Rotaract Club, Homeric is a Past President of the Rotaract Club of Shanghai.

A passionate fundraiser and project developer, Homeric led Rotaract Shanghai's DRPK Bridge Project.

 

 


Passionate DPR Koreans

 
Dr. Jong Sang Hun in Shanghai Chest Hospital with DPR Korean patient O Chung Guk after his successful heart surgery.

Dr. Jong Sang Hun in Shanghai Chest Hospital with DPR Korean patient O Chung Guk after his successful heart surgery.

DR. JONG SANG HUN

Dr. Jong Sang Hun, PhD
Vice-Secretary General,
Korea Committee for the Promotion of International Trade (KOMT)
 
Deputy Director General,
General Bureau for Cooperation with International Organizations (GBCIO)
Ministry of External Economic Relations

Dr. Jong is has been our chief counterpart in the DPRK from 2001 when he initiated an appeal for Rotary's support to provide a "Sun Oven" to the Pyongyang #1 Orphanage, until the current day with an appeal for the Unryul fishing hamlet.

 

Mr. Kim Mun Chol

Mr. Kim Mun Chol is Vice Chairman of the Korean Federation for Protection of the Disabled where he has worked for several years frequently in liaison and serving as a bridge with the leaders of foreign NGO's active in the DPRK.