Active Clubs 130
Active Members 2231
Distinguished Clubs 0
New Clubs 4
- Toastmasters District 20 (D20) is part of Toastmasters International. District 20, which originally consisted of 7 countries in the Middle East, has seen a phenomenal growth over the past few years. In 2017, D20 has been split into two, Bahrain and Kuwait which are two of the original seven countries have become one district retaining the name District 20.
- Currently, in District 20 there are 11 Divisions, 181 clubs & about 4120 members including English & Arabic speaking clubs. There are 55 clubs in Qatar, 67 clubs in Bahrain and 59 clubs in Kuwait.
- Every year, District 20 of Toastmasters International organizes District Annual Toastmasters Conference (D20TAC) in one of the member countries. The participating Toastmasters are the ones that make it through Club contest, Area contest, and Division contests. The winners of the D20TAC will certainly be the ‘Best of the Best’ and will represent D20 at the International contests.
Khurram Salman District Director
Affiliated with Toastmasters since the past 15 years. Founding President of the Club BEST (Bahrain Elite Speakers Toastmasters). Evaluation Champion Division C, 2015, a Triple Triple Crown Award Winner and the Youngest Distinguished Toastmasters of District 20.
Wafaa Salman Program Quality Director
Learning and Development Manager at Australian College of Kuwait by day, passionate toastmaster by night. A figure that has been twinned with Toastmasters since 2011. She earned her first Distinguished Toastmaster title in 2015 and a second time in 2018. Her leadership quality and willingness to serve members selflessly makes her worthy of her position as a Program Quality Director.
A FIREBRAND and BEAUTY-both inside and out!
Mohamed Saleem Club Growth Director
Just as the creeper counts on sunlight for the direction to grow, and a solid support to latch on to as it does, every club needs a guiding force to give them direction, and a reliable crutch to lean on as they grow. Our Club Growth Director is the perfect amalgamation of WISDOM, PATIENCE, and CLARITY OF VISION that can only come from experience.
He has served the District ever so diligently as a Logistics Manager, and Public Relations Manager in the past. We wait in excitement to see him in action!
Naseema Khan Public Relations Manager
A seasoned speaker, an affable personality, and an assertive go-getter. She possesses all the competencies of a great Public Relations Manager. What sets her apart is her passion for PR and more importantly, Toastmasters.
She has been linked with Toastmasters since 2012 and was the Head of Marketing for District 20 Toastmasters Annual Conference 2018 (D20TAC).
Mary Sharon Admin Manager
Young people aren’t the leaders of tomorrow. They are the leaders of today and tomorrow.
Kathy Calvin CEO, UN Foundation
She took her first steps in Toastmasters in 2014, and since then has grown to be a force to reckon with, leaving no opportunity to be a leader unexplored.
Venkata Rao Finance Manager
Money, like emotions, is something that must always be in check so that life goes on smoothly.
Our District Finance Manager for this term is a Chartered Accountant by profession. His Toastmasters journey began in 2016 with ICAB Toastmasters club in Bahrain.
His passion for learning, improving his speaking and leadership skills led him to take up various roles at Club, Area, Division and now Finance Manager at the District level.
Mohamed Makhlouf Immediate Past District Director
He is a man who displayed the true essence of Toastmasters International throughout his tenure through his dedication and sincerity to the members of his district. When one works hard and with utmost passion, results will definitely show. Surely enough, DTM Makhlouf bagged several accolades throughout his toastmasters’ journey including Excellence in Program Quality award from Toastmasters International and Division Director of the year award to name a few.
He is Maxillofacial Surgeon by Profession but a true Toastmaster at heart. His zest and his zeal toward leadership make him a role model in the eyes of every toastmaster.
Anil Menon Logistics Manager
Leaders win through logistics. Vision, sure. Strategy, yes. But when you go to war, you need to have both toilet paper and bullets at the right place at the right time. In other words, you must win through superior logistics.
Logisticians have one of the most vital roles in any organization. To take up this Herculean challenge, we have someone who is no stranger to logistics, in his career, as well as in Toastmasters. One of the reasons for the par perfection we saw at DTAC 2017, was his magic as Head of Logistics.
Abdulla bu Hamed Head of Arabic Club Affairs
A key player, especially for District 20 officers – The Head of Arabic Clubs Affairs. His journey in Toastmasters International began in 2016. Al Dirwazah Toastmasters Club was his maiden club and became the launch pad for his leap into leadership.
When asked about his goals for this term, he said that he wanted to make the presence and impact of Arabic clubs felt in District 20, and increase the number of good quality Arabic-English bilingual clubs.
Ali Shahbaz Ali Parliamentarian Chairman
The key to successful leadership is influence, not authority.
DTM Ali Shahbaz affirms this statement in every speech he delivers.
He served as the District Director for D 20 during 2016-17, when it was the largest district in the world with 19,692 membership payment, 366 Clubs, 88 Areas and 22 Divisions spread across 7 countries.
The epitome of humility.