Manager, Europe/Africa Office
Rotary Club of Zurich-Zurichberg
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.
Manager, South Asia Office
Ranjan returned to Rotary International as manager of the South Asia Office in 2015. From 2000 to 2007, he had worked in Club and District Support and as the office's assistant manager.
Ranjan has a long career in human resources, having served most recently as vice president of human resources for the Reliance Foundation. His earlier experience includes positions at Steel Authority India Ltd., CARE-India, SOS Children's Villages of India, and Room to Read.
Ranjan has a doctorate in human resource management and also earned a science and law degree from Delhi University. He is a Paul Harris Fellow.
Moon Youl Ban
Manager, Korea Office
Before joining Rotary International in 2015, Ban worked in finance and public service. Most recently, he served as the head of Busan International Financial Center, which specializes in ship and carbon financing. From 1997 to 2004, he worked as managing director and head of country for State Street Bank, introducing the first mutual fund and corporate restructuring fund funded by the Korean government into the country’s financial market. Before State Stree he worked at Deutsche Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, and J.P. Morgan Bank. Ban also served as the foreign investment ombudsman for the Incheon Free Economic Zone Authority.
Ban has a law degree from Sung Kyun Kwan University, and earned his master’s in business from Yonsei University.
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.
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.
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.
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.