AVS Shankar

AVS Shankar, Regional Director, Middle East

Mr. Shankar has more then twenty years of experience working for NORPLAN in the United Arab Emirates and the Sultanate of Oman. He is the regional director for NORPLAN Middle East.

Out of 24 years total experience has been working more than 21 years in Digital Mapping. Starting with two years in Indian Government established Cartographic Database along with design of traffic management systems. One of the five member, technical group, responsible for Utility Mapping Project funded by NORAD (Norwegian Aid Agency). Has Operations and Project Management experience with major IT projects for Abu Dhabi Government and Scandinavian Utility companies, mainly dealing with GIS/Mapping projects. Has been a sub consultant to Blom as Deputy Utility Mapping Manager for Third Water Supply and Sanitation Project in Colombo, Sri Lanka where he has been coordinating all the mapping related activities along with Utility Detection and Survey. Project manager for large scale mapping of towns and villages of Sultanate of Oman from Satellite imagery. Input to Mutrah Re-development Master Plan for updating the cadastral map as baseline survey expert. Input to the New Addressing System in Muscat in respect to Surveys and databases established are essential bases for planning and preparation of EIA.

Considerable working experience includes operations management, project management, supervision of staff as well as design and implementation of work procedures using geographic information systems. During the past 20 years has travelled extensively in Europe, US and the region for project implementation and business development.