Current Rotex International Board

The present board was elected virtually in August 2020. Our board members include Emil Schenkyr (Germany) and Emma Mulhern (USA) as the Co-Presidents, Emiliano Giles (Mexico) as the Head of Rotex Networking, Noora Liimatta (Finland) as the Head of Leadership and Development, and Christoph Grüter (Switzerland) as the Secretary and Treasurer. 


Emma Mulhern

Emma Mulhern

Co-President

Emil Schenkyr

Emil Schenkyr

Co-President

Noora Liimatta

Noora Liimatta

Head of Leadership and Development

Christoph Grüter

Christoph Grüter

Secretary and Treasurer

Emiliano Giles

Emiliano Giles

Head of Rotex Networking


Board of Rotex International

The board of Rotex International is structured by five members with different roles and ranges of responsibilities. The main goal is to maintain and improve the work the previous board has already done and accomplished regarding the Rotex as a part of the Rotary family. Besides representing and promoting Rotex International, board’s duties include creating, communicating and implementing the Vision and Mission statement of Rotex International, formulating and implementing the strategic plan for Rotex International, and developing, helping and connecting Rotex all over the world. All the five board members are from five different countries, and as a present board, we encourage the continuation of this diversity on the future boards too as we see this exchange of international experiences as one of our strengths.

Structure of Rotex International Board

The board is elected at the International Rotex Convention organized every two years in different countries and the period of rule is two years for each board. The following list is to clarify what kind of responsibilities these roles include and how can they help all the Rotex worldwide.

Co-Presidents

As the Rotex world has already been big from the start, the board needs two people to co-work together as presidents. Each president is in charge of the outreach and development for different parts of the world: one president is responsible for Australia, North America and South America, whereas the other president is responsible for Africa, Asia and Europe.

Together these two presidents are also responsible for the following duties:

  • Representing of all Rotex of the World
  • The official representative between Rotex and a Rotarian on an international basis, and to Rotex on a national, club and personal basis
  • Leading, guiding, directing and evaluating the progress of Rotex in whole
  • Represent Rotex International in International or Continental Association or Conference
Secretary and Treasurer

The secretary is responsible for documentation of the board meetings by writing down the minutes and finalizing the documentations. The secretary will act as a treasurer and is responsible for the finances when it is relevant. The secretary and treasurer is also responsible for Rotex Internal Affairs via assisting Rotex clubs when they apply for Rotary Alumni Association status and plan Rotex events.

Head of Leadership and Development

The responsibilities of the Head of Leadership and Development mainly include helping new group of Rebounds to found and organize a Rotex club and aiding Rotex Clubs on organizing a national Rotex Board. (i.e. Rotex Germany, Rotex Taiwan, Rotex Brazil). The Head of Leadership and Development also helps the secretary with requirements of a club to accomplish the requirement of Rotary Alumni Associations. Besides these duties, the Head of Leadership and Development is also the one responsible for helping and contacting Rotary International Youth Exchange Program with new ideas and improvements.

Head of Rotex Networking

The Head of Rotex Networking main responsibilities are connecting Rotex to Rotex and establishing, engaging and maintaining relationships between Rotex clubs and Rotary International, and Rotex clubs with one another. Together with the Head of Leadership and Development, the head of Networking is following up on the new Rotex clubs to add them on a database of Rotex clubs worldwide. Besides all the duties above, the Head of Networking is also in charge of reaching the unknown zone for Rotex and encouraging more alumni to participate Rotex.

The Head of Rotex Networking is also responsible for the PR team that has been elected from people applying for the team. Together the Head of Rotex Networking and the PR team are responsible for development of marketing materials and Rotex International’s social media channels.