Kanakasabapathy Pakeerathan (Pakeer)

Principal Consultant, Highways & Transportation

Over 21 years of experience in highway and building infrastructure development, with a particular knowledge of the design, construction supervision and maintenance of infrastructure.

Pakeer has extensive knowledge and experience of the implementation of Highway and building infrastructure projects across a broad range of fields and in a wide spectrum of countries. His experience comprises more than fifteen years of design and construction supervision in roads including minor bridges, Drainage Engineering, road maintenance, road safety and traffic management projects and over 6 years experiences in building infrastructure including design of storm water drainage system.

Over the period, he has held various positions especially, Team Leader, Project Manager/Resident Engineer, Contract / Procurement Expert, Highway Engineer, Pavement Engineer, Drainage Engineer, and Road safety Auditor. Since 2006, he has been extensively involved in Output Performance based Road Contracts (OPRC) projects which include design, preparation of performance contract documents using WB sample OPRC documents and monitoring of construction.

He has worked in extensively Bangladesh, Botswana, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guyana, Lesotho, Sri Lanka, South Sudan, United Kingdom and Zambia. He has been closely involved in working on projects with large international financing institutions and multi/bi-lateral development cooperation agencies, including the ADB, AfDB, World Bank, DFID, EU, DANIDA, IDB and IADB.

“Through IMC, I have had an opportunity to explore work in various sectors around the world.”


  • BSc Civil Engineering
  • MSc in Road Management and Engineering (on-going-2014-2017)
  • Chartered Engineer, Sri Lanka
  • Registered Engineer, Zambia
  • Member of the Institution of Engineer’s Sri Lanka
  • Member of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, UK
  • Member of the Engineering Institution of Zambia

Select projects

East Bank Demerara Road Improvement Project from Grove to Timehri, Guyana

Consultancy services for preparation of an Output and Performance based Road Contracting (OPRC) for Juba – Nadapal road (340km), South Sudan

Consultancy Services for Employer’s Representative for the upgrading of the Semonkong – Sekake Road Lot 1B, Lesotho

Fael Khair School cum Cyclone Shelter Project, Bangladesh

Conflict Affected Region Emergency Project (CARE), Sri Lanka

Consultancy Services for Monitoring of Contractors/Consultants Performance and Establishment of a Project Costs and Unit Rates Estimation & Monitoring System, Ethiopia