Board of Directors


Mr. Srinivas Bommidala (Director GAEL)

Mr. Srinivas Bommidala has 26 years of experience in the infrastructure, agriculture, fast moving consumer goods and services sectors.

He led the GMR Group’s foray into the power sector, as the Managing Director of GMR Power Corporation Limited for setting up the first Independent Power Project. Situated at Chennai in southern part of India, this 200 MW project with slow speed diesel technology is the world’s largest diesel engine power plant under one roof. He was also instrumental in implementing the 388 MW combined cycle gas turbine power project in Andhra Pradesh.

When the Government of India decided to modernize and restructure New Delhi airport under a Public Private Partnership in 2006, he became the first Managing Director of this venture and successfully managed the transition process from a public owned entity to a public private partnership enterprise.

In 2007, he took over as the Chairman of Urban Infrastructure & Highways Sector consisting of Highways, Special Economic Zone at Kakinada - Andhra Pradesh and Krishnagiri in Tamil Nadu, Construction, Commercial Property Development at Delhi & Hyderabad Airports/ Aerotropolis and other Group Properties Businesses. Also, he was the Chairman of GMR Sports which owns Delhi Dare Devils as IPL Franchisee.

Currently, Srinivas Bommidala is the Chairman of Airports business, which consists of Indira Gandhi International Airport (Delhi), Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (Hyderabad), Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (Turkey) and Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (Male) and is the Managing Director on the Board of the Company.”

Ms. Meenalochani Raghunathan (Director GAEL)

Qualification: B.Sc (Hons) Chemistry, Delhi University; Diploma in Radiological Physics, University of Mumbai; MBA (Marketing), Jodhpur University.

Began her career as the first woman to join the Marketing Division of Cadila Pharma in 1984. Switched to the Social Sector in 1986.

Worked from 1986 to 2005 at Centre for Environment Education, an autonomous body and Centre of Excellence under Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India.

Since 2005, working as Director, Community Services of the GMR Varalakshmi Foundation (GMRVF). GMRVF is the corporate social responsibility arm of the GMR Group, and has the mandate to work with under-served sections of community wherever the Group takes up projects. The Foundation works in the areas of Education; Health, hygiene and sanitation; Empowerment and livelihoods; and Community-based programmes. Today, activities take place in 22 locations across 12 states. Also chairs GMR Group’s Committee Against Sexual Harassment.

Has over 40 books on various aspects on Environment and Environmental Education for children, youth, teachers, the general public, as well as reports on behalf of Govt. of India to various international forums including UN forums including the official Government of India submission to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, Rio de Janeiro, 1992 and World Summit on Sustainable Development, 2002.

Writes for children as a hobby and published with Macmillan, Tulika etc. Publications have been translated in over 10 Indian languages. Also writes occasional columns.

Mr. SGK Kishore (Director GAEL & 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.

Mr. P. S. NAIR (Director GAEL & GATL)

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 (Director GAEL & GATL)

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.

Mr. K.A. Somayajulu (Independent Director of GAEL & GATL)

Mr. K.A. Somayajulu retired as Chief General Manager of Central Bank of India with over 41 yrs of experience in Commercial Banking, Corporate Credit, International Business, Treasury Operations, Merchant Banking, HRD and Credit Card Business. He was appointed as a Member of various Internal Committees of the Bank where he played a key role in strategic policy & functional areas and corporate decision making. He was also a member of the International Chamber of Commerce and the Chairman of the Editorial Committee of Indian Banks’ Association. Mr. Somayajulu served as nominee director on various boards.


February 10, 2015

Agreement b/w GMR Aero Technic & Bombardier

GMR Aero Technic Ltd signed an agreement with Bombardier becoming the first Q400 ASF [Authorized Service Facility] in India & the South East Asia region.
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