Suhas Kumar – Nominated Candidate for Division A Director
Toastmasters member since
Masters in Commerce
Toastmasters offices held and terms of service
Club and District Roles : District 91 and 121
Vice President Education
Vice President Public Relations
Vice President Membership
Area Governor 2013 -14 – District 92
Division Governor 2014 -15 – District 92
Chief Judge 2015 -16 – District 92
District Conference Chair 2016 – – District 92
Club Growth Director 2016 -17 District -121
Toastmasters honors and recognition
Best Area Governor 2013 -14 – District 92 – Division E
Best Division Governor 2014 -15 – District 92 – Division E
Excellence in Club Growth Awards 2016 -17 – CGD
Club Growth Director 2016 -17 . Added 47 Clubs during the term
Relevant work experience and how it relates to Toastmasters and your role as a District leader:
19 years of corporate life in BPO operations.
Quality and Training, Marketing and Communications Head, Six Sigma Black Belt.
Design thinking specialist.
A storyteller and a public speaker.
Currently working as Deputy Hotel Manager with Premier Inn, UK.
I use the Toastmasters leadership, mentoring skills for my team members.
What experience do you have in strategic planning?
Aligning Team members to a single goal.
Made sure that all Division /Area Directors focus on the same goal.
Member Retention, Educational Sessions.
Ensured that Planning and Execution of a project went hand in hand.
What experience do you have in the area of finance?
Been part of of the trio in D92 as CGD.
Managed the budget and awards and recognition for members.
What experience do you have in developing procedures?
I have a fair knowledge of developing procedures.
What lessons did you learn from previous leadership positions?
Commit when you can execute else do not.
Why do you want to serve as a District leader?
Been a mentor to many Toastmasters for years. I would like to offer my services to the District by helping the District grow in terms of member retention and adding clubs.
In your opinion, what are the District mission’s major objectives and how would you work to achieve them?
Membership Retention – arrange for seasoned Toastmasters to take educational sessions.
Ensuring that each club effectively fulfills its responsibilities to its members. Help create a strong succession planning.
Providing effective training and leadership development opportunities for club and district officers. Education sessions by seasoned Toastmasters.
Additional information about yourself
Been with District 82, 92, 121
Recently relocated to the UK in 2021.