Board of Directors

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 is involved in apex level business decisions and external relations, senior leadership development, organization building initiatives.

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, a Group Director, is one of the first directors of the Company. He has been a member of the Board since 1996. He entered his family tobacco export business in 1982 and subsequently led the diversification into new businesses such as aerated water bottling plants, etc., and was also in charge of international marketing and management of the organisation. Subsequently, he led the team as the Managing Director of GMR Power Corporation Limited for setting up the first independent power project. This project with slow speed diesel technology is the world’s largest diesel engine power plant under one roof situated at Chennai in the southern part of India. He was also instrumental in implementing the combined cycle gas turbine power project in Andhra Pradesh. When the Government decided to modernise and restructure Delhi Airport under a public private partnership scheme in 2006, he became the first Managing Director of this venture and successfully handled the transition process from a public owned entity to a public private partnership enterprise. He is currently the Chairman of the energy business.

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 is currently the Chairman of the Airport business.

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.

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 on behalf 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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Madhva Bhimacharya Terdal is an Executive Director- Strategic Initiatives. He holds Post Graduate in Economics, CAIIB and DBM from Indian Institute of Bankers and has been associated with the Company for more than 19 years. He has more than 35 years of work experience including Canara Bank, Vysya Bank Limited. He has specialized experience in the fields of corporate finance, banking and investment banking. Prior to being Executive Director, he has served as “Group Chief Financial Officer” (GCFO) of GMR Group and has led various transactions of more than USD 6 Billion worth including the maiden IPO of the Company, FCCB worth of USD 300 Million “60 years Bond” from Kuwait Investment Authority and 3 QIP’s totaling 1.6 Billion (including the largest QIP of USD 1 Billion).

Mr. Suresh Narang is an Additional Director in the category of Independent Director. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Arts from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. He has over 40 years of work experience in the field of Banking, having started his career with State Bank of India group in 1977 as a Probationary Officer. He joined Deutsche Bank AG in 1987 in Mumbai, and moved to Deutsche Bank Jakarta in 1994 to lead the Global markets business. He was appointed as Chief Country Officer of the Bank in Indonesia in 2001, and led the business franchise with a team exceeding 300 staff, till his retirement from the Bank in 2014. Subsequently, in 2015, he became a board member at Mandiri Securities, the capital markets arm of Bank Mandiri group, the largest financial services conglomerate in Indonesia, a position he held till his move to Singapore in 2018.

Mr. Narang has a deep knowledge of capital markets and investment banking, coupled with a strong grounding in corporate governance. Currently based in Singapore, Mr. Narang is engaged in supporting startups in the shared experience sector.

Notice of Resignation of Director, 20th December, 2018
Notice of Resignation of Director, 16th January, 2017
Notice of Resignation of Director, 23rd September, 2015