Board of DirectorsGAEL & GATL
Mr. SGK Kishore is an Electronics & Communications Engineer from Andhra University with Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. A Rank holder during Engineering and a Gold Medallist during Master’s, Mr. Kishore has an illustrious career spanning Government and Private sector.
Joining the coveted, Indian Administrative Service in 1989, he served several senior positions in the Government including District Collector, Vice Chairman of Urban Development Authority, and Regional Head (South Zone) for Food Corporation of India. During the Tsunami of 2004, he was actively involved in Food logistics to affected island of Andaman.
In 2006, after 17 years with the Indian Government, Mr. Kishore joined the GMR Group. Capitalizing on his rich experience as an Administrator, he has led the ‘Large Area Development’ project that includes two Special Investment Regions / SEZs and land-side developments of Airport. He was also instrumental in implementation and realization of efficient Multi-Modal connectivity to the New Airport at Hyderabad.
Prior to his current role as CEO, GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL), Mr. Kishore was CEO for land-side developments at GMR Hyderabad & Male Airports.
A Master of Arts in Political Science/Public Administration with a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Sector Management from Leeds University (UK), Mr P.S. Nair has over 38 years of diverse experience in the airport sector - both in the public and private domains.
He has held several senior positions such as Airport Director of Trivandrum, Mumbai and Delhi Airports, Executive Director of Cargo, Commercial and Key Infrastructure Development departments overseeing the respective functions on a pan-India basis with the Airports Authority of India, which owns and operates over 120 Airports in India. His last position in the Airports Authority of India was as fulltime Board Member (No. 2 position) - an appointment by the ‘Appointments Committee of the Cabinet’ where he was responsible for Personnel, Administration, Legal, Commercial and Land Management functions.
He has been an ex-Officio Director on the Board of Directors of Hotel Leela Venture, Radisson Hotel and a host of other JV Companies of GMR. Mr. Nair has also served in several High Level Task Forces, Committees, Working Groups and Advisory Committees formed by the Government of India on various facets of Civil Aviation. He had also served as the First Chairman of the Airport Fuel Farm Joint Venture Company.
At GMR Group, he has held the position of Chief Executive Officer of GMR Hyderabad International Airport, India’s first Greenfield airport built under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiative. He played an instrumental role in successful commissioning of the Hyderabad international airport ahead of schedule, under the dynamic leadership of Mr Kiran Grandhi – Business Chairman, Airports. He then moved as CEO of Delhi International Airport (P) Ltd. where he was responsible for the operation, overall management, as well as for operational readiness, integration and successful commissioning of the state-of- the-art, Terminal 3.
He is currently the CEO of the GMR Airports Ltd., - the holding company that oversees the functioning of the three Airports in the GMR’s Airport portfolio viz, Delhi & Hyderabad International Airports in India and Cebu Airport in Philippines.
Mr Nair has been nominated on the World Governing Board of Airport Council International (ACI) World, Montreal. He is also the Second Vice President from amongst the 18 Directors of the Hong Kong headquartered ACI-Asia Pacific Regional Board. Mr Nair is also an elected Vice President of the Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI), a professional body, devoted to advancement of aeronautical sciences and engineering in India.
Mr. Rajesh Kumar Arora is a Cost Accountant and B.Com (H). He has more than 20 years of professional experience with a successful career and proven track record in Manufacturing and Infrastructure sectors.
He served in senior positions in Chambal Fertilizers and Chemicals and has rich experience in Corporate Finance & Accounts, Taxation etc.
Presently he is working as a Chief Financial Officer-Joint Ventures & Corporate Integration for the Airport business of GMR Group.