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Zoroastrian Unity Worldwide

Office Bearers and Committee Members

Mr Shahpur F Captain Chairman WZO

Mr Shahpur F Captain | Chairman, WZO

Shahpur Captain was a founder member of WZO and has served on the committee since its inception in 1979. He has also held all offices of ZTFE. An accountant by profession, through his judicious investments on behalf of WZO, he has been instrumental in ensuring that WZO finances are on a sound footing

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WZO, World Zoroastrian House, 5 Hanworth Road, Feltham, TW13 5AF

Mr Sammy Bhiwandiwalla - President WZO

Mr Sammy Bhiwandiwalla | President, WZO

Sammy has been a WZO member since 1992 and has done great service to the organisation by securing funds from a range of sources to ensure that its core work of aiding Zoroastrians and making information available about the religion can continue. He is particularly interested in ensuring equality of rights and treatment for all Zoroastrians.

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WZO, World Zoroastrian House, 5 Hanworth Road, Feltham, TW13 5AF

Mr Dastur (Dr) Kersi H Antia

Mr Dastur (Dr) Kersi H Antia | Vice-President, WZO

Kersi, our Vice President, became a founding member of WZO, aware of the need to offer international help to Iranian Zoroastrians after 1979. Being a professional psychologist and priest -scholar of Zoroastrianism, he also serves his community. Beginning to research in his teens, he has continued to writing and lecturing widely on the universal philosophy of Zarathusthra, helping to deliver both the educational and supportive mission of the WZO.

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WZO US Region

Mr Darayus Motivala Jt.Hon Secretary

Mr Darayus Motivala | Jt.Hon Secretary WZO

Darayus Motivala has been on the WZO committee for 17 years and is currently the Jt.Hon Secretary.

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WZO, World Zoroastrian House, 5 Hanworth Road, Feltham, TW13 5AF

Dinyar Modi

Mr Dinyar Modi | Honorary Treasurer WZO

Dinyar, an accountant by profession, is entrusted with the record keeping of all financial transactions of WZO and he is also instrumental in the creation of the annual reports. He is familiar with the regulatory requirements for charitable bodies. He has served on the WZO board since 1996.

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WZO, World Zoroastrian House, 5 Hanworth Road, Feltham, TW13 5AF

Mrs Toxy Cowasjee

Mrs Toxy Cowasjee | Former Editor of Hamazor & WZO, Pakistan

Toxy believes in no discrimination whether it is for religion or sex. Since her role began in 2002 as Editor of the Hamazor, she has tried to promote the betterment of the Zoroastrian community through this WZO publication. She joined the WZO committee in 1992, carrying out numerous fund raisers under the banner of WZO.

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WZO Pakistan

Ms Shahin Bekhradnia

Ms Shahin Bekhradnia | Jt Hon. Secretary & Religious Co-Ordinator

Shahin pursued post graduate studies in Zoroastrianism and is currently a teacher. She therefore plays an active role in speaking at public events on Zoroastrianism and writing articles to ensure better public understanding of the religion. She has also been active in InterFaith activities. She is also trustee of another Zoroastrian charity registered in the UK.

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WZO, World Zoroastrian House, 5 Hanworth Road, Feltham, TW13 5AF

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Mrs Armaity R Engineer | Social Secretary

Armaity has long experience in the Hospitality industry and is therefore ideally suited as a WZO social coordinator. She has orchestrated some outstanding events at prestige venues and her reputation for good taste is now well established.

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WZO, World Zoroastrian House, 5 Hanworth Road, Feltham, TW13 5AF

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Ms Benafsha R Engineer | Social Secretary

Benafsha, working in the aviation industry, assists her mother with the WZO social programme and is one of the two WZO’s youth representatives. She is keen to encourage young members to come together as she sees that the future of our community lies with the younger generation.

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WZO, World Zoroastrian House, 5 Hanworth Road, Feltham, TW13 5AF

Dr Godafareed Irani

Mrs Dr. Godafreed Irani | Grants Co-Ordinator

Godafareed is a medical practitioner and in this capacity she is best placed to help WZO assess the merit of the many applications for financial medical assistance that we receive. She is therefore the Grants Coordinator and also plays an active role in committee meetings on which she has served for 9 years.

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WZO, World Zoroastrian House, 5 Hanworth Road, Feltham, TW13 5AF

Minoo

Mr Minoo Mistry | IT Resource Manager, WZO

Minoo Mistry, IT Resource Manager for WZO also handles the technical and the WZO website queries. He is an integral part of the WZO Committee in the UK.

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WZO, World Zoroastrian House, 5 Hanworth Road, Feltham, TW13 5AF

Zenobia

Professor Zenobia Nadirshaw | WZO Committee, U.K.

Zenobia was elected to the committee in 2016 AGM meeting.

Professor Zenobia Z Nadirshaw won the “Inspiring Woman of the Year”award at the Migrant Woman Conference and Awards 2016 held on 28th May, 2016.

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WZO, World Zoroastrian House, 5 Hanworth Road, Feltham, TW13 5AF

Filli Jamshedji Vapiwala

Mr Filli Jamshedji Vapiwala | WZO Committee, U.K.

Filli has been on the WZO U.K. Committee since 2012.

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WZO, World Zoroastrian House, 5 Hanworth Road, Feltham, TW13 5AF

Tirdad

Mr Tirdad Sorooshian | WZO Committee, U.K.

Tirdad is an experienced Change Management & Organisational Development Executive, passionate advocate of Effective Leadership, Mentor & Coach

With a background in International Marketing and Organisation Development, Tirdad is a specialist in organisation design, building high performing teams and facilitating and managing institutional change. He has over 30 years’ global, practical experience in improving overall organisational performance by building and implementing intervention strategies to enable organisations to better leverage their core capabilities and the talent and creativity of their people at all levels.

Tirdad is an asset to the WZO Committee in the U.K.

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WZO, World Zoroastrian House, 5 Hanworth Road, Feltham, TW13 5AF

Ervad Jimmy Khushroo Madon

Ervad Jimmy Khushroo Madon | Youth Co-ordinator

Jimmy is the youth coordinator of the World Zoroastrian Organisation .

Born and brought up in Mumbai, Ervad Jimmy Khushroo Madon moved to the United Kingdom where he obtained a First Class Honours degree in Computer Science from the University of East London.

He is now employed as a Software Systems Development Engineer with a Warwickshire based software company that specialises in the field of Lean Engineering and Consultancy.

Ervad is a ‘Navar-Martab (an ordained priest),’ which qualifies him to carry out higher liturgical ceremonies for the Zoroastrian community.

He has been performing Jashans, Navjotes, weddings and funeral ceremonies for the community all over the world for the past decade.

Jimmy is also the Social Secretary for the Young Zoroastrians of the UK (the youth wing of the Zoroastrian Trust Funds of Europe), helps in organising community events and volunteers to teach at the ‘Young Flames’ religious educational class in London for children and adults.

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WZO, World Zoroastrian House, 5 Hanworth Road, Feltham, TW13 5AF

Manijeh

Ms Manijeh Parki | WZO Committee, U.K.

WZO Committee, U.K.

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WZO, World Zoroastrian House, 5 Hanworth Road, Feltham, TW13 5AF

Kayomarsh Mehta

Mr Kayomarsh Mehta | President, WZO US Region

Kayomarsh, President of the WZO US region, has extensive experience of managing local association affairs in the US for 40 years. He is active in educating about Zoroastrianism which along with his training in finance and management gives him a sound professional background with which to serve the Zoroastrian community

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WZO US Region

Maneck

Mr Maneck Nawroji Bhujwala | WZO USA

Mr Maneck Nawroji Bhujwala was elected to the WZO Committee in the 2016 AGM meeting.

Maneck is involved in a lot of interfaith activities.

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WZO US Region

Mr Ervad (Dr) Jehan Bagli President, WZO Canada

Mr Ervad (Dr) Jehan Bagli | President, WZO Canada

Jehan has been involved in the affairs of WZO since 2003 when he was elected to the International Board. Being interested in interfaith activities he has assisted WZO representatives in that area. He was vice-president of WZO during the years 2008-2010. To participate in the efforts to alleviate poverty and further the knowledge base of the community at large, Jehan took the initiative to establish ‘WZO Canada’ in the hope of fulfilling some of these goals.

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WZO Canada

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Mrs Meher P Amersey | WZO, India

Meher is a relative newcomer to the WZO family. Meher is the founder and current President of the Association of Inter Married Zoroastrians, an association set up over 20 years ago to assist inter faith married Zoroastrians. Meher is also actively involved with the Time & Talents Club, a Charitable Organization working towards the upliftment of the under privileged in Maharashtra State. She is also the Main Trustee of the P.N. Amersey High School in Gandhidham, Kutch.

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WZO India

Darius Mistry

Mr Darius Mistry | President, WZO New Zealand

Darius, having settled in New Zealand in 1987, and coming originally from Mumbai, has been involved in the setup of WZO-NZ since its inception in 2004, managing its affairs since then. Darius was also a founding member of the local ZANZ association formed after the huge influx of Zartoshti’s to New Zealand during early 2000. Darius runs a very successful IT company in New Zealand, and is always willing to assist Zartoshtis in any way he can

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WZO New Zealand

Russi Ghadiali

Mr Russi M Ghadiali | President, WZO Singapore

Russi has lived in Singapore for 37 years where he has served as the President/Vice President of the Zoroastrian community many times: his hope is to keep the local Zoroastrian community united. Active in Interfaith activities in S E Asia, his services to the wider community received national recognition recently from the Prime Minister of Singapore.

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WZO Singapore

Kersi

Mr Kersi B Shroff | WZO, U.S.A.

Kersi Bhikhaji Shroff is an International Board Member of the World Zoroastrian Organisation.  

Kersi is an attorney in the United States specializing in international and comparative law. He graduated from a law school in Pakistan, qualified as a Barrister at Law in England, and achieved a Master’s degree in Comparative Law in the United States. In his legal career, Kersi served the U.S. Government as the Chief of the Western Law Division and Co-Director of Legal Research.

Kersi is a regular contributor to the Journal of the Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America (FEZANA), and Hamazor, the publication of the World Zoroastrian Organization.

He was the Guest Editor of the 2012 spring issue of the FEZANA Journal.

An interest in archaeology, sparked by reports of findings in Western China of funerary artefacts displaying Zoroastrian themes, led him to further research the presence of Zoroastrianism along the storied Silk Route. In 2013, he joined a Russian archaeological expedition to Tajikistan to excavate 5th – 7th sites in the ancient regions of Sogdiana and Bactria, that are mentioned in the Avesta.  A return visit in 2014 to Tajikistan, and neighbouring Uzbekistan, increased his knowledge of the historical prevalence of Zoroastrianism in former Eastern Iranian lands situated in Central Asia.

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WZO USA

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Dr Parmis Khatibi | WZO, U.S.A.

Dr Parmis Khatibi was elected into the WZO Committee in 2011 and has since then been a valuable member of the WZO International Committee

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WZO USA

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Ms Monaz Patel | Membership Secretary

Monaz is the WZO Membership Secretary. She also runs a Facebook page called “The World Zoroastrian Organisation” and finds it enriching to connect with Zoroastrian youth worldwide on various Zoroastrian forums.

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WZO India