Lions District 201C1 South Australia

Australia, Papua New Guinea & Norfolk Island

Immediate Past International President Dr Naresh Aggarwal



Dr. Naresh Aggarwal, of Batala, Punjab, India, was elected to serve as international president of

Lions Clubs International at the association’s 100th International Convention, held in Chicago,

Illinois, USA, June 30 through July 4, 2017.

Past President Aggarwal is chairman of companies specializing in steel and agricultural products.

A lifetime member of the Batala Smile Lions Club since 1974, Past President Aggarwal has

served with great distinction as club president and international director. He also served as

chairman of the Council of Governors for MD 321 in 1989-90.

Past President Aggarwal served as international director from 1998 to 2000. He earned great

appreciation by achieving significant membership growth while serving as Global Membership

Team area leader. He was a faculty and group leader for DGE Seminars at three International

Conventions. He also served as international board appointee three times, and as Global

Leadership Team constitutional area leader (CA-6).

Past President Aggarwal is trustee and vice chairperson of Lions Quest in India Foundation and

has also served on the National SightFirst Committee. He is the chief patron of Dainik Prarthana

Sabha, which operates charity projects in Batala. He is vice president of Age-Care India, a

charitable society for the care and welfare of elderly people. He has been trustee and patron to

many other projects.

Past President Aggarwal has received 23 International President's Medals and the Ambassador of

Goodwill Award.

He is a major lead gift donor and humanitarian partner of Lions Clubs International Foundation.

Past President Aggarwal and his wife, Navita, also a Lion and Melvin Jones Fellow, have two

sons, one daughter and seven grandchildren. Dr. Naresh also shares a birthday with the founder

of Lions Clubs International, Melvin Jones.