International offices

Marco Nicosia

Manager, Europe/Africa Office

Rotary Club of Zurich-Zurichberg

Switzerland

Marco Nicosia became manager of RI’s Europe/Africa office in Zurich in 2010. An employee since 1996, he has gained a thorough understanding of the office’s operations through management of its club and district support, finance, Rotary Foundation, and support services activities.

Nicosia has nationally certified degrees in business and economics and an apprentice master’s degree, and has completed additional studies in information technology. He is a Paul Harris Fellow.


Vinod K. Bhola

Manager, South Asia Office

Rotary Club of Delhi Garden City

India

Vinod K. Bhola has served as manager of RI’s South Asia office in New Delhi since 1995. Previously, he was a brigadier in the Indian Army.

Bhola began his military career at the National Defense Academy in 1961. He served as deputy military secretary to the president of India, head of the management faculty at the Army Training Institute of the Army War College, and deputy president of the Services Selection Board.

Bhola earned a master’s degree in science from Madras University and a postgraduate diploma in marketing management from the YMCA Institute of Management. He is a Paul Harris Fellow.


Hiroaki Kobayashi

Manager, Japan Office

Hiroaki Kobayashi has more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, serving as president of OHEA (Overseas Hotel Executive Association), vice president of North Asia for SKAL International Asia, and past president of SKAL International Tokyo.

He is also a former board member of OTOA (Overseas Tour Operators Association).

Kobayashi is a graduate of Sophia University in Tokyo with a degree in English. He is a Paul Harris Fellow.


Chang Kyu Kim

Manager, Korea Office

Rotary Club of Seoul Yongdungpo

Chang Kyu Kim joined the RI staff in 1978. He has managed the Korea branch office in Seoul and the Asia and Pacific department, which, at that time, included RI branch offices in Delhi, Manila, Seoul, Sydney, and Tokyo. He spent one year in Evanston as manager of the Membership Services Division before returning to Seoul to manage the Korea office.

Kim has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Yonsei University in Seoul, a master’s degree in journalism from Seoul National University, and a master’s degree in business administration from Western Illinois University in the United States. He is a Paul Harris Fellow and a member of the Paul Harris Society.


Frank Pezzimenti

Manager, South Pacific and Philippines Office

Rotary Club of Padstow

New South Wales, Australia

Frank Pezzimenti has served as manager of RI’s South Pacific and Philippines office in Parramatta (Sydney), New South Wales, Australia, since 2007.

A citizen of both Australia and Italy, Pezzimenti has worked in several countries, including India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. He has 14 years of experience as a senior financial executive, including chief operating officer for the Asia Pacific region for a UK communications company based in Bangkok and chief financial officer of a mobile software/hardware company in Sydney.

Pezzimenti has a degree in accounting and a master’s in commerce with submajors in legal studies, tax, and finance. He is a fellow of the Australian CPAs. Pezzimenti is a Paul Harris Fellow.


Celso Fontanelli

Manager, Brazil Office

Rotary Club of São Paulo-Barra Funda

Celso Fontanelli has worked for Rotary International since 1993. Before joining Rotary, he worked in procurement, finance/banking, and cost accounting. He received his English-language certification from Cambridge University.

Fontanelli has a master’s degree in business administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas, completed postgraduate studies in general management, and has pursued additional studies in administration, accounting, and human resources. Fontanelli is a Paul Harris Fellow.


Andrés Gregg

Manager, Southern South America Office

Rotary Club of Libertador-Recoleta

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Andrés Gregg has served as manager of RI’s Southern South America office in Buenos Aires since 2001. Before joining the office staff in 1992, he worked in the export business and for the Buenos Aires Herald.

Gregg has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of West London and a postgraduate degree in management of not-for-profit organizations from San Andrés University in Argentina. He is a member of AEDROS, an association of fundraising professionals based in Buenos Aires. Gregg is a Paul Harris Fellow.