Mr. Gulam A. Vahanvaty, an IIM Calcutta graduate, served Tata Administrative Services (TAS) in 1970. Later in 1974, he left TAS and joined the family business of scrap processing and ship breaking. He is now a renowned businessman, who holds franchises of two major Indian companies and a highly regarded Arts & Crafts Gallery. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Mumbai Downtown. He was elected District Governor in 2002-03, and has since then held increasingly important assignments both in Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation. He is also a member of the Governing Board of Mumbai First, a group of citizens committed to improve the quality of life in Mumbai. He is a member of Mohalla Committee Movement Trust, which is committed to foster communal harmony.