Qatar: Dr Ravi Shetty, Managing Director of Advanced Technical Services (ATS), Qatar has been conferred with a honorary Doctorate by the President of Kings University USA in the presence of His Excellency Indian Ambassador to Qatar P Kumaran on December 26. This award comes his way for his outstanding entrepreneural skills and also service to humanity.
Shetty, hailing from Doninjeguttu family in Mangalore taluk, was born in Moodambail, Bantwal taluk as the eldest of the five children of Thimmappa Shetty and Sarojini Shetty couple on December 4, 1963. After excelling in his schooling, he chose to be a mechanical engineer and came out with flying colours from the prestigious SDM Engineering college of Dharwad. His brilliant academic record secured him a trainee job with the reputed Simon Carves India Ltd, at their Mazgaon Dock (MDL) Yard in Mangalore from where he swiftly climbed on to the ladder of success and joined Tata Projects in Mumbai in the year 1987. He then moved to various Projects all over India and finally settled at their head office in Hyderabad and continued to be with them till 1997. He moved to Doha-Qatar in 1997 and joined Mannai Corporation (MECON), one of the biggest business empires in Qatar as senior engineer. His commitment to work and his single-minded dedication soon helped him to climb the rungs and he was appointed as the Proposals Manager and was responsible for securing many major contracts from local and international companies.
It was perhaps at this stage of his life that he felt that it was time for him to venture into his own business. He established Advanced Technical Services Co. WLL (ATS) in 2005 with the main objective of providing professional and efficient services to the industries in Qatar by undertaking construction works, providing highly skilled manpower, plant and machinery, construction consumables, camp furnishing materials and also specialized services directly or in the form of representing international companies. ATS Qatar, which was started with just one person in 2005 today employs over 350 people.
He is married to Jyoti Shetty and the couple is blessed with a son and a daughter.
Standing at the pinnacle of success, Shetty says that his company stands where it is because of the dedication and sincere services of many loyal and dedicated staff.
Ravi Shetty is known for his charity and contribution towards social causes both in Qatar and back in India and he tries his best to support those associations which are actively involved in humanitarian activities such as Integrated welfare Society in Hyderabad. Here in Qatar he has always been in the forefront in reaching to those expatriates who are in hospitals or in any other need.