Jim Louttit became a Rotarian in early 2005 as a founding member and Second Vice-President of the Rotary Club of Lima Sunrise in District 4450. After leaving Peru in 2007 to return to Canada, he joined Toronto Sunrise in District 7070 serving as President in 2010-11 and is currently the Club's Foundation Director. He is also a member of the Paul Harris Society and a Major Donor.
Jim is also active at the District 7070 level serving as District Governor in 2016-17, a past Chair of the Membership Committee, past Chair of the Microfinance Committee, and a member of both the Governance Committee and Long-Range Planning Committee. At the international level, Jim is the Vice-Chair of the Rotarian Action Group Chairs Committee, past Chair and President of the Rotarian Action Group for Microfinance and Community Development in 2013-14, a member of the Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group and a member of the International Fellowship of Motorcycling Rotarians.
Jim is the President of JVL Global Corp, a financial services consulting company specializing in microfinance after previously working for Scotiabank in their International Banking Division. His work with Scotiabank took him to Latin America for seven years where he had executive roles with the bank in El Salvador and Peru.
He is also active in several other organizations serving as President of the Toronto International Microfinance Summit, and past President of the Peruvian-Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
Jim's passions are his six grandchildren, two children, golf and microfinance.