BR Ravishankar (Ravi)


B.R. Ravishankar (Ravi) is a Professional Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the environmental and safety fields in Canada. Until 2017, Ravi was the Director of Safety and Regulatory Compliance at the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories for their Historic Waste Programs, where he led a team of specialists in the areas of health and safety, radiation protection, compliance oversight, environmental monitoring, wastewater treatment and quality assurance. Prior to that, Ravi was a Director at the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Canada's nuclear regulator, where he was responsible for the regulatory oversight of several major nuclear facilities in Canada, and was also the Director of the Environmental Risk Assessment Division. Ravi has represented Canada on various committees at the International Atomic Energy Agency and the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency. Before joining the regulator, Ravi worked in increasing technical and leadership roles in the private sector and helped many industrial, commercial and residential clients on their environmental issues such as contaminated sites, indoor air quality, industrial air emissions and occupational health and safety. For the past decade, Ravi has also worked as a senior consultant with the UN Environment on environmental projects and programs around the world.

Ravi is now a full time independent consultant, applying his extensive management and technical experience to conduct meaningful Monitoring and Evaluation of complex programs and projects, building capacity for senior management as well as technical staff, assisting governments and non-profits with efficient project planning and monitoring. He has recently been involved in UN projects in Iraq, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Haiti, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, Uganda, India, DR Congo and Sudan. His management consulting services also include management system for occupational health and safety, as a certified lead auditor for ISO 45001.


BR Ravishankar

Principal Consultant

Brenvia – Safety and Environmental Solutions

Ottawa, Canada



Capacity Development
Civil Society and Institutional Strengthening
Oversight, Audit and Evaluation
Performance Measurement
Project Management
Project Planning and Design
Results Based Management
Science and Technology
Technical Advice
Other (Field of Expertise): 
Air Quality, Remediation, Radioactive Waste Management
Membership in Professional Societies: 
Professional Engineers Ontario, Ontario Society of Professional Engineers