Ramesh Hariharan

Ramesh Hariharan | New Channels Chair

Ramesh Hariharan, an entrepreneur, is the CEO of CompuSharp, a Silicon Valley tech company. He started as a Rotarian in year 2000 in the prestigious 400+ member Rotary Club of San Jose. In 2013 he moved to the Rotary Club of East Palo Alto Bayshore and grew it from 14 members to 51 members. Then in 2016, Ramesh chartered a Passport Club, ushering in an innovative concept to District 5170 using the new flexibility rules. To date, Ramesh has brought in over 350 members to Rotary. Ramesh and his wife Sobha are members of the Arch Klumph Society. Incremental growth in Rotary has barely kept pace with natural attrition. He believes that we can grow Rotary by introducing new paths or New Channels into Rotary. Rather than bringing people to clubs, he took clubs out to the people, to their organizations and to their workplaces. District Governor Ramesh has been instrumental in chartering five new clubs, each with a unique value proposition. Rotary @ Silicon Andhra was created with a record 203 members, who are predominantly culture oriented. Rotary @ Rainbow was created to give a special place to the LGBTQ community. Rotary @ Art-of-Living has been formed to foster universal peace and joy via service. Rotary @ IEEE (Electrical and Electronics engineers) has been created paving the way for Smart Villages across the world. The Rotary Club of Silicon Valley was formed with JKYog, a global spiritual organization promoting physical and mental heal and wellness. All of
them finding a bond in the core values of Rotary and in the motto of Rotary Service Above Self. These types of new channels have the potential to grow Rotary by thousands of new members. We increase the odds of witnessing breakthroughs when we consciously choose to break free from old patterns of thinking. DG Ramesh has demonstrated just that!