Directors

 
 

The Board of Directors

Since Mr Gay World is a global-scale organisation every region has its own director in order to communicate with national producers and contestants. There are directors for Africa, Europe and the USA, South America & The Caribbean.

If you are an official national producer, an official national Mr Gay Champion without a producer or a potential contestant from a contry without a national Mr Gay production please contact the director responsible for your region.

You can find contact data and further information about the regional directors below.

Director of MGW North and Central America

Ron moved 24 years ago, from his home country The Netherlands, to Mexico to live with his present partner. As an agricultural engineer and a marketeer he had been living in France, Africa and Guatemala before. Upon arriving in Mexico, Ron got involved in the tourist business and in 1998 he founded his own agency focussing on LGBT travel. In 2007 he became the Ambassador for the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association in Mexico.

Since 2011 he has been involved, together with his business partner Francisco Aguilera, in MrGayWorld Mexico and his organization has been organizing the National finals for MrGayWorld Mexico every year since then. Each year the selections are starting with a number of State finals in the different Mexican States and are ending with a three day National final event were the representative of the different States participate for the title MrGayWorld Mexico. They have been participating in the international finals since 2012

Director of MGW South America

Pablo Salvador, 38, is a Chilean – Panamain gay activist and blogger born in Panama as Salvador Sepúlveda Montoya. Pablo is Master in Direction of Communication of Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain and Professor of History and Management.The greatest success of Chile in a gay contest was in February 2011 when Pablo Salvador, Mr. Gay Chile 2009 – 2010, won the International Mr Gay Competition.

As an activist, Pablo Salvador volunteered in several LGBTI organizations of Chile. Pablo Salvador was Spokesman of Education Commission of Fundación Iguales, the Coach and Spokesman for the Organization Mister Gay Chile The New Age, and Spokesman of Daniel Zamudio Foundation. Currently, Pablo Salvador is an independent LGBTI activist. On the Internet you can find texts of Pablo Salvador on topics such as education, equal marriage and gay pride.

In the second edition of Mister Gay Chile competition, Pablo Salvador Sepúlveda compete for second time and won the title, on December 2009.On February 2010, Pablo Salvador Sepúlveda represents Chile in the second edition of the Mr Gay World competition, in Oslo, Norway. The participation of Pablo was praised by the press especially by DNA magazine, for your performance in the personal interview.

Returning to Chile, Pablo Salvador Sepúlveda dedicated his reign as Mister Gay Chile to social causes as the fight against bullying and homophobia, with constant appearances in the press and gay community activities. On January 2011, Pablo Salvador Sepúlveda competed in the last Mr. Gay International competition and won the title.

Since October 2015, Pablo Salvador is National Director of Mr. Gay Chile contest. Since 2016, Pablo Salvador is Mr Gay World producer in Chile.Since 2018, Pablo Salvador is Director of Mr. Gay World in South America.

Director of MGW South Asia

Sushant Divgikar is an Indian Actor, Model, TV host, reality tv personality, columnist, Singer, performer and equal rights champion who has been on the board of several international LGBT organisations.

Sushant was crowned Mr. Gay India in 2014 and has been one of the youngest openly gay Indians to speak about and fight for LGBT equality through various media such as newspapers, radio, television and the digital platforms.

Sushant in collaboration with The Lalit Group and Mr. Keshav Suri has been the pioneer in promoting LGBT inclusivity at live performance spaces and has been credited with launching the First ever Drag Queen Competition at the best Night club In India, KittySu.

Sushant is currently the National Producer for Mr. Gay World India and Runs a successful company, RecreArt which provides corporate solutions and sensitizes corporate organisations as to how to deal with LGBT inclusivity and diversity management.

Directors of MGW Oceania

Matthew Fistonich 

Matthew is a former Mr Gay New Zealand and lives in Auckland. He is a former fire fighter in the New Zealand Air Force, former Real Estate Professional and is a Joint Director of New Zealand’s number one gay men’s news publication Eikon.

Since 2015 Matt has been the Producer of Mr Gay New Zealand and in 2017 was the joint Producer of Mr Gay Pride Australia.

Tony Richens

Tony has a Masters in Business and has spent the past 20 years in marketing and communications across charities, sport and corporate organisations. He lives in Sydney Australia and runs his own marketing/PR consultancy business as well being the Joint Director of gay men’s news publication Eikon.

Since 2015 Tony has assisted with the running of the Mr Gay New Zealand competition and in 2017 was Joint Producer of the inaugural Mr Gay Pride Australia