Avinash Bisnath

 

Summary of experience

 

Avinash Bisnath is a co-founding member Kai Batla Holding Pty Ltd and its subsidiaries. He graduated with a BSc. (Hons) in Geology from the University of KwaZulu Natal (former University of Durban-Westville) in 1997. He took up a position as a Mine Geologist with Vaal Reefs, AngloGold from December 1996 until mid-1998 thereafter returned to UKZN to read towards a M.Sc. and graduated with the M.Sc (Geology) in 2001. He was then appointed as a Lecturer in the Department Geology, UKZN where he lectured for a total of three years. In 2001, he also got involved with the South African National Antarctic Programme (SANAP) and subsequently spent two field seasons down south doing fieldwork as part of a Ph.D. which was awarded in 2006. In 2007 and 2008 he also served as the Geoscience delegate to the South African National Committee for Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). Avinash served as a council member of the Geological Society of South Africa (GSSA) for 2009/2010 term and is now VP Meetings Committee of the GSSA for 2010/2011 term. In 2012 he took over the roe as VP Transformation and is currently President Elect of the GSSA. Avinash joined the Council for Geoscience in 2005 and was actively involved in a World Bank funded project mapping crystalline basement rocks in parts of Madagascar. In 2007 he joined a consultancy based in Johannesburg. At this consultancy he has been actively involved in project management of green and brown field’s exploration, both nationally and internationally. Avinash has extensive experience in regional geological mapping, several publications in internationally peer-reviewed journals, as well as field guides and numerous conference proceedings. Avinash’s profile appears in the Who's Who in the World 2011 (28th Edition).
 

Areas of expertise

– Geological field mapping
– Structural mapping and interpretation
– Metamorphic petrology
– GIS
– Project management of green and brown fields exploration programmes

Qualification and memberships

– Bachelor of Science (Geology & Economic Geology) – University of KwaZulu Natal
– Honours Bachelor of Science (Geology) - University of KwaZulu Natal
– Master of Science (Geology) - University of KwaZulu Natal
– Doctor of Philosophy (Geology) – University of Cape Town
– Introduction to ArcGIS & Brining your data into ArcGIS - GIMS Midrand, Gauteng
– Geoscience delegate to the South African National Committee for Scientific

   Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
– Member of the Geological Society of South Africa (MGSSA)
– Member of the South African Council of Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP),  

   Pri.Sci.Nat.

- Member of the Black Managers Forum (BMF)

 

 
 

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