Freelance Consultant

Tahir Shafiq is a global strategist who helps technology companies expand.
Tahir is an International Business Development leader with a proven ability to identify new markets and increase revenues/market share for technology, geospatial, land & airborne imaging and defence companies.
In the last 30 years, he developed many successful business plans & distribution strategies, managed global sales teams, mobilized cross-functional support and facilitated decision-making in complex situations.
Over the years, he collaborated with Mitsubishi Electric, PASCO, Chinese Academy of Surveying & Mapping and many other well-know organizations.
He held senior business development positions at world-renowned companies including L-3 Technologies, Raytheon, Trimble Inc., Laserglow Technologies and Fugro.

Tahir’s Experience

  • Airborne defence business including EO/IR surveillance systems
  • Integrated geospatial imaging & positioning airborne systems including inertial GNSS, LiDARs & cameras
  • Land-based Mobile Mapping imaging & LiDAR systems integrated with inertial GNSS positioning systems
  • Multi-sensor integrated automatic road data collection and processing systems
  • Indoor Mobile Mapping & imaging systems
  • Lasers for industrial & geospatial use

Tahir can support

  • Go to market strategy
  • New Market Analysis
  • Identify and establish potential Strategic partners
  • Sales Development strategies
  • International Distribution Strategies for ITAR controlled products
  • International Conferences & Trade Shows
    OEM Relationship and Agreements
  • Setting up Joint Ventures
  • Regions: The Americas, Japan, China, SEA, Australia & EMEA

Tahir’s achievements

  • Forged Partnership with Mitsubishi Electric Company to pursue Japanese Navy P3 upgrade programme
  • Strategic Alliance with Chinese Academy of Surveying & Mapping
  • Developed the Chinese market for airborne positioning & orientation systems from 0 to $ 20 Million
  • Approval of direct georeferencing technology from The Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
  • Acquired unique airborne and land-based LiDAR and imaging system business for Arabian Canal project, UAE