Board of Directors
Notice of Resignation of Directors
Notice of Resignation of Director
16th January, 2017
Notice of Resignation of Director
23rd September, 2015

Mr. G. M. Rao - Non-Executive Chairman

G M Rao is the founder and Chairman of the GMR Group. He is a graduate in mechanical engineering from Andhra University, India. He was conferred with the honorary Doctor of Laws by York University, Toronto, Canada in 2011, the honorary Doctor of Letters by the Andhra University, India in 2010 and again honorary Doctor of Letters by the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India in 2005. He was a director on the Board of Vysya Bank for several years and also served as a non-executive chairman of ING Vysya Bank between October 2002 and January 2006. He has recently been nominated on the Central Board of Directors of Reserve Bank of India. He is involved in apex level business decisions and external relations, senior leadership development, organization building initiatives.

Mr. Grandhi Kiran Kumar - Managing Director & CEO

Managing Director & CEO, a Graduate in Commerce, is the younger son of Mr. G.M. Rao and has been on the Company’s Board since 1999. He has successfully spearheaded the setting up of the greenfield Hyderabad International Airport and the development and modernization of Delhi International Airport, a major public-private partnership project. Earlier he headed the GMR Group’s Finance function and the Shared Services. Subsequently led Highways, Construction, SEZs and allied businesses (excluding Airports SEZ) and Sports. Currently he is overseeing Group Finance and Corporate Strategic Planning Department (CSPD) functions in addition to leading Sports business.

Mr. Srinivas Bommidala - Group Director

One of the first directors of the Group and has been a member of the Board since 1996, Srinivas Bommidala entered his family tobacco export business in 1982 and led the diversification into new businesses such as Aerated water bottling plants, etc. He was also in charge of international marketing and management of the organization.
Subsequently, he led the team 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 modernise 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 Infra & Highways Sector consisting of Highways, Special Economic Zone at Kakinada - Andhra Pradesh and Krishnagiri in Tamilnadu, 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.

Recently Srinivas Bommidala took over as the Chairman of Airports business, which consists of Indira Gandhi International Airport ( Delhi), Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (Hyderabad) . GMR today is among the top five airport developers in the world. He will continue to spearhead Commercial Property development / Aerotropolis at New Delhi and Hyderabad airports.

Mr. G. B. S. Raju - Group Director

Group Director, is the elder son of Mr. G.M. Rao and has been on the Company’s Board since 1999. He completed his bachelor’s degree in commerce from Vivekananda College, University of Madras, Chennai, in 1995. He began his career as the Managing Director of GMR Energy Limited and was responsible for setting up the 220 MW barge-mounted power plant. He steered the Company’s involvement in the roads sector, led Corporate Services including fund raising initiatives and spearheaded Company’s foray into international business. He also heads energy, resources and other allied businesses.

Mr. B.V.N. Rao - Group Director

Group Director, has been associated with the Group since 1989 and is one of the first Directors of the Company. He is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from Andhra University. During his tenure with Andhra Bank before joining the Group, he gained extensive experience in the Banking Sector with specific focus in Industrial Finance. He was also on the board of Vysya Bank (now known as ING Vysya Bank Limited) for eight years. He has held various senior responsibilities in the GMR Group. He is also a Director on the GMR Group Holding Board. Currently as a Business Chairman, he heads Transportation & Urban Infrastructure covering Transportation, SEZ, EPC and Corporate Services covering Legal, Procurement, Corporate Affairs and GMR Varalakshmi Foundation. He is a Director on the Board of several subsidiaries of the GMR Group.

Mr. N.C. Sarabeswaran - Independent Director

N.C. Sarabeswaran is an Independent Director. He is a chartered accountant and the founding partner of Jagannathan & Sarabeswaran, Chartered Accountants, an audit firm . He has experience in the areas of banking and finance. He was nominee director of the RBI and later professional and independent director on the board of Vysya Bank Limited. Previously, he was chairman of the audit committee and a member of the management and joint venture committees and held the position of president of Indo-Australian chamber of commerce.

Mr. R. S. S. L. N. Bhaskarudu - Independent Director

R.S.S.L.N. Bhaskarudu is an Independent Director. He is a graduate from Andhra University with a degree in electrical engineering and has over 48 years of experience in management and leadership positions. He worked for more than 19 years at Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited and was involved in the development and production of turbine generator sets. He was also the managing director of Maruti Udyog Limited, where he worked for 16 years and was a member / chairman of the Public Enterprises Selection Board of the Government.

Mr. S. Sandilya - Independent Director

S. Sandilya is an Independent Director. He is a commerce graduate from Chennai University and has a post graduate diploma in business administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He is the immediate past president of Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers. He has experience in the areas of management and leadership. He is also the immediate past president of the International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association, Geneva. In addition, he is also the chairman of the Lean Management Institute of India and a member of the board of Lean Global Network, United States. He is also currently the president of SOS Children's Villages of India, a not-for-profit organisation involved in caring for children in need.

Mr. S. Rajagopal - Independent Director

S Rajagopal is an Independent Director. He holds bachelor degrees in Commerce and Law, master’s degree in Economics from Gujarat University and a professional qualification from the Indian Institute of Banking and Finance. Having been on the boards of various corporates and development funds in India and abroad, he has knowledge of commerce, industry, finance and insurance. He was previously chairman and managing director of Bank of India, chairman and managing director of Indian Bank and chairman of Banking Service Recruitment Board. He has 38 years of experience in the field of banking. He is also closely associated with academics. He was a member of the Court of Banaras Hindu University and a member of the board of governors of Madras School of Economics. He is also an advocate with specialization in company matters.

Mr. C. R. Muralidharan - Independent Director

C. R. Muralidharan is an Independent Director. He has a career spanning nearly four decades in supervision and regulation of the Indian banking and insurance sectors. He has experience in both operational and executive capacities. He has served as an executive at senior levels in the RBI and headed the department of Banking Operations and Development. Later he joined at the board level in the IRDA and served as a whole time member for almost four and a half years between 2005 and 2009.

Mrs. Vissa Siva Kameswari - Independent Director

Vissa Siva Kameswari is an Independent Director. She is a qualified chartered accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. She has 24 years of experience in management consultancy and industry experience. She has worked with RPG Enterprises, Mercer Consulting (India) Private Limited, KPMG Advisory Service Private Limited, Ashok Leyland Limited, The Amrop Hever Group and A. F. Fergusons & Co.

Mr. Vikas Deep Gupta - Additional Director

Vikas Deep Gupta is an Director. He is also an partner of Corporate Finance Group of Piramal Finance Limited. He is a B. Tech graduate from Punjab Technical University and MBA from IIM, Kolkata. He has significant experience in the field of Structured Credit and Investment Banking.