T Suvarna Raju

Shri P S Nair

Chairman
GMR Group

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 40 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’ headed by the Hon’ble Prime Minister 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 Delhi Airport.

In 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 on 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 elected 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.