P. S. Nair | Chief Executive Officer, Corporate, Airports Sector
GMR Airports

P. S. Nair, Chief Executive Officer, Corporate, Airports Sector, GMR 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 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 is the founder Chairman as well as the current 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. 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.

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Day One @ 17:00

India’s aviation: Towards a sustainable growth

After a strong FY2016, traffic growth has accelerated further in FY2017 and India is set to become the world’s third largest domestic market behind the U.S. and China. As India goes through one of the brightest periods of its economic and aviation growth, the prospects look more positive for sustainable growth than recent history has delivered. However, overcapacity, high input costs, intense competitions and inadequate infrastructure as well as skilled workers are to become major challenges for any airlines looking to thrive in this market.

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