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Delhi International Airport Limited
First Carbon Neutral Airport in Asia Pacific Region
Delhi Airport

Passenger Delight has been one single goal for us at the Delhi Airport that has helped us shape our company, our services, goals and all that we stand for today. The same will chart a course for us in the future as well. We wish to take some of the best ideas in the airport business and make it a reality for passengers at the Delhi Airport - creating immense possibilities that await you and us.

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In January 2006, the consortium was awarded the concession to operate, manage and develop the IGI Airport following an international competitive bidding process. The GMR-led Consortium signed the Operations, Management and Development Agreement (OMDA) on April 4, 2006 with the AAI. The initial term of the concession period is 30 years extendable by another 30 years.

Besides upgrading the existing terminals, DIAL commissioned a new runway 11-29 at IGI Airport on September 25, 2008. It also commissioned the new domestic departure terminal - 1D (T1D) on 26th February, 2009.

Terminal 3 (T3) has a modern 5 level in-line baggage handling system to eliminate baggage X-ray prior to check in, spacious security hold area with extensive F&B and retail facilities, special contact zone for passengers with special needs and baggage handling area on a separate level allowing greater space for passenger amenities.

In March 2010, DIAL has completed the construction of integrated passenger terminal (Terminal 3) marking the completion of the first phase of development. IGIA is now capable of handling 62 million passengers per annum (MPPA).

The airport infrastructure will be enhanced further based on passenger demand and market needs. Terminals and runway capacity will be added in a modular manner to form a ‘U’ shaped complex with an ultimate design capacity of 100 million passengers per annum.

The plush Terminal 3 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) was constructed in record time of 37 months, an everlasting feat in the aviation history. The IGIA in New Delhi today ranks among the top airports of the world and have won numerous awards and accolades for quality and efficiency.

Constructing a super-sized world-class terminal 3 (T3) in mere 37 months (The T3 terminal was built to facilitate the 2010 Commonwealth Games, in Delhi) was not only a very challenging task but also seemed impossible initially. Terminal 3 is the largest single terminal in India and fifth largest in the world. IGIA is India’s only Airport with three operational runways.

The Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) at Delhi truly showcases many majestic and breathtaking vignettes of not only human life but also play a key role in giving fillip to the nation’s economy. Modern airports are required to manage multiple facets of functions that relate to operational, environmental, societal and technological needs in a sustained manner. While there will always be new airports being planned and delivered globally, there is still a vast majority of airports that need renovation, expansion and modernization. Modernization of airports is one of the main ingredients for country’s economic growth.

Today, Delhi Airport itself caters to a major chunk of total domestic and international traffic volume handled by Indian airports.

Delhi Airport has always been in the forefront Environment Sustainability. The integration of Green Building concept from planning, designing to operational phase has earned Delhi Airport LEED Gold as a new construction and IGBC Platinum rating as an Existing building. This is the first Carbon Neutral Airport in the Asia Pacific Region, under Airport Carbon Accreditation Program of ACI. Delhi Airport has installed 7.84 MW solar power plant in the airside area, and is the first airport in the country to have such a facility. The airport also has a very robust energy efficiency program in place and is the first airport globally to have ISO 50001 certified Energy Management System.

Terminal 3 also boast of an energy efficiency based Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project, one more unique achievement and first among airports globally. In terms of water management, significant initiative have been undertaken, including 16.6 MLD Zero Discharge Sewage Treatment Plant (STP), more than 300 rainwater harvesting structures and water efficient fixtures in the Terminals. Besides, different pollution prevention, resource conservation and emission reduction measures are in place with the sole objective of environment protection and sustainable development.

Delhi Airport through its social responsibility organ--GMR Varalakshmi Foundation—was the first to realize the potential and importance of Skill Development in the nation’s economy. It develops innovative and locale-specific initiatives which span the areas of Education; Health, Hygiene and Sanitation; Empowerment and Livelihoods; and Community development programmes. Many students who passed out from the foundation have been gainfully employed in reputed corporate houses in the country. The Delhi Airport has won over 50 awards and accolades across the world bringing recognition to the world class infrastructure and services for the airport which serves as the gateway to India.

GM Rao, a mechanical engineer, is the Founder Chairman of the GMR Group, the Global Infrastructure.

Mr. Rao hails from a small town in Andhra Pradesh, India. Before Indian’s economic liberalization, he has explored every business opportunity that came on his way. Starting with a single jute mill in 1978 he has ventured into 28 different businesses as a serial entrepreneur.

After the economic liberalisation in 1994, his moves became entirely strategy driven. He has divested all the unrelated businesses and primarily focused on the core infrastructure sector resulted in GMR Group exiting some of the highly attractive businesses of banking, insurance, software, breweries, jute and sugar.

Over the last 4 decades he has successfully established GMR Group, as one of the most recognized brands in the country. The Group is now well diversified and professionally managed infrastructure developer with focus on Airports, Energy, Highways and Urban Infrastructure including SEZs. Though all these business opportunities were new to the Group and to the Country, the Group has scaled up quickly and delivered world-class quality assets.

While business grew rapidly, GM Rao laid emphasis on institution building as well. Much focus was laid on Four pillars of Institution Building – People, Process, Governance & Technology. The GMR Group Vision states “GMR Group will be an institution in perpetuity that will build entrepreneurial organizations making a difference to society through creation of value.” A set of seven core Values & Beliefs was arrived at, to define the GMR Group’s distinct organization culture.

Rao believes that “Family must be run like Business and Business must be run like Family”. He quotes “Strong family governance ensures strong corporate governance”. He has been focusing very early on ESG – Environment, Social and Governance in all the infrastructure assets.

With a strong inclination of ‘Giving back to Society’ he has established GMR Varalakshmi Foundation close to 30 years back which is actively working in the areas of education, healthcare, livelihood and community development for over 20 locations across the Country impacting lakhs of lives every year.

Mr. Rao has been conferred with several awards and recognitions. For his considerable achievements, he insists “All the credit goes to my GMR colleagues and my family for their understanding, shared vision, hard work and dedication”.

Dr Emandi Sankara Rao - DIAL Dr. Emandi Sankara Rao holds a bachelor degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Andhra University and has done M. Tech in Systems Reliability, Risk and Quality Engineering & Management from IIT Kharagpur. He has also completed Ph.D in Project Finance & Management of Asset Network Effectiveness by Risk & Sensitivity using the Stochastic & Artificial Intelligence ANN Simulation Models from IIT-Bombay. He is a Chartered Engineer (Valuations) from Institution of Engineers India.

He is having 30 years of top management and 8 years of Board Level experience & expertise in Infrastructure & Industry, Banking & Finance, Institutional Development and Business Schools & Institutions Management. Served in prestigious Govt. of India All India Developmental Financial Institutions like IFCI Ltd. & Subsidiaries, IIFCL & Subsidiaries, IDFC, IDBI, MDI and ILD. He has been the MD and CEO of IFCI Limited.

Member Mr. Subba Rao Amarthaluru - DIAL Mr. Subba Rao Amarthaluru is a commerce graduate and a Chartered Accountant. He has an established and proven track record in Finance Leadership and end to end expertise in various facets of finance function, built over 35 years of experience in industry segments such audit practice, manufacturing, financial services and infrastructure.

Among other positions, he has been the Managing Director-Finance-Sanamar Group, Executive Director - Finance & Strategy at CLP India during the period from May 2016 to April 2020, Group CFO in RPG Group during the period from August 2013 to May 2016 and Group CFO in GMR Group during his stint in GMR Group from December 1999 to May 2016.

Mr. Subba Rao holds matured strengths in organizational building, leadership development, harmonious external relationship management and effective communication both internally and on public forums. He has contributed to Chartered Accountancy professional development by taking responsibilities in some committees constituted by ICAI and also contributed to the Infra Industry development by working on some committees constituted by the Government of India.

Mr. Srinivas Bommidala hails from a business family of over nine decades of experience in tobacco exports. After graduating, he joined the family business in 1982 and diversified into aerated water bottling plants, while growing the tobacco business globally further.

Mr. Srinivas Bommidala, a Group Director, and son-in-law of Mr. G M Rao, is one of the first directors of the Company. Over the years, since 1995, he has led the bidding, development and operation of all business verticals of the Group, including Airports, Energy, Urban Infra, Sports.

Being a visionary leader, he has led many first-of-its-kind initiatives for the Group, including setting up one of the first PPP power project in India in 1995, heading the transition of Delhi International Airport (largest PPP airport project) as first Managing Director in 2006, spearheading the Group’s foray in the sports franchise as well as incubation of the IT & Digital transformation initiatives, across the organization. Under his leadership, the concept of Aerotropolis was conceived and took shape in Delhi and Hyderabad Aero cities. Since then, these have become a global destination for business, commerce and leisure. From 2012 to 2017, he served as the Chairman of Airports business, during which period, GMR emerged amongst the top five airport developers in the world. He also delivered a substantial growth pipeline for the airports sector, by winning projects in India and overseas viz., Goa (Mopa), Cebu (Philippines), Crete (Greece) and Medan (Indonesia).

He continues to lead the Group’s International Airports business in South East Asia and Greece, and the transformation of the Energy portfolio.

Member Mr. Kiran - DIAL Mr. Kiran Kumar Grandhi, 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 been instrumental in winning several successful infrastructure bids for the Group under Public Private Partnership route with the Central and State Governments in sectors like Airports, Highways, etc. He led the GMR Group’s successful bids for Hyderabad, Delhi, Istanbul, Male Airports as well as the construction efforts for completion of Terminal 3 of Delhi Airport in a record time.

As Chairman of Urban Infrastructure & Highways, he managed a portfolio of ~1,200 kms of Highways across 10 projects. He is also instrumental in GMR Group’s foray into development of sports vertical through acquisition and management of the Delhi Daredevils IPL team.

Currently, he is overseeing Group Finance and Corporate Strategic Planning functions of the Group, in addition to leading the Sports business of the Group.

Mr. G B S Raju, a Group Director, is the elder son of Mr. G.M. Rao and has been on the Company’s Board since 1999.

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. During his subsequent stint as Chairman of Energy Sector during 2012-17, multiple power generation plants including transmission projects were implemented at various development phases, with an aggregate capacity of about 7500 MW.

Mr. Raju as Group CFO, successfully led the Group through GMR Infrastructure’s maiden IPO in 2006 and certain largest QIPs & Private Equity investments in the years 2007, 2010 & 2011 amounting to approx. US$3 Billion in the Energy and Airport sectors of the Group.

He is presently the Chairman of the Airport sector and in addition leads GMR Varalakshmi Foundation, the CSR wing of GMR Group and spearheads Information Technology & Digitalization across the Group. With his far sightedness and entrepreneurial skills, Mr. Raju has been a key player in leading GMR’s foray into the Airport sector and in developing the Hyderabad, Delhi, Istanbul and the Bhogapuram Greenfield Airport. The Group was guided by his strategic vision in developing international business and building projects including the Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, Istanbul and a power project in Jurong Island, Singapore.

Member Mr. K Narayana Rao  - DIAL Mr. K Narayana Rao is a Chartered Accountant, Cost Accountant, Company Secretary and Management Accountant. He has over 28 years of experience and for the last 9 years has been working with GMR Group. Earlier he was Managing Director of GMR Industries Limited. He has rich experience in dealing with various Banks, Financial institutions, and Government agencies. He is a member in the Managing Committee of ASSOCHAM, FICCI, Indian Sugar Mills Association, South India Sugar Mills Association and AP Distillery Association.

Mr. I Prabhakara Rao aged 58 years has been appointed as Executive Director of DIAL. He was the Chief Executive Officer of DIAL since 2011. Prior to that he was Chief Development Officer at DIAL and was responsible for revamping the erstwhile Domestic and International Terminals and building a new Integrated Terminal - 3. He has made a stellar contribution in leading the construction of IGI Airport and then leading the operations of the Airport and achieving towards Number # 1 ranking in ACI/ASQ ranking in the world in CY 2015 & 2016.

In the recent years, under his leadership as Chief Executive Officer, the performance of the Company has reached greater heights and has wiped out past year losses by controlling the costs and taking various new initiatives. He has brought in strong execution rigor to his work, and has considerably strengthened the Company.

Under the stewardship of Mr. I. Prabhakara Rao, as CEO, IGI Airport has implemented various measures in the direction of improving passenger service efficiency, power savings, environmental protection, cost reduction, which has taken the customer service to the highest levels and contributed to the increase in the bottom line of the Company. Under his leadership IGI Airport has been adjudged as No. 1 Airport in 2014 as well as in 2015 in the Airport Service Quality Award conducted by Airport Council International in the 25 mn to 40 mn passenger size category and many other prestigious National and International Awards.

The Company rated as the No. 1 Airport in the world in the highest category (>40 Million Passengers per Annum) by Airport council International for 2017.

Member Ms. V. Siva Kameswari - DIAL Ms. V. Siva Kameswari is a Chartered Accountant having more than 24 years of experience comprising of management consultancy and industry experience. Her sector experience includes automotive, light & heavy engineering, process industries such as chemicals, petrochemicals, life sciences, cement, FMCG, financial services, infrastructure; hospitality, IT/ ITES and retail. She has significant experience in the areas of Business Strategy, Corporate Planning, Performance Improvement, Activity Based Costing, Supply Chain, Strategic Cost reduction, IT strategy and Implementation. At present, she is an independent management consultant and also offers financial advisory services as part of her portfolio (from November 2008 till date).

  • In her previous employment with Mastek Limited (February 2008 to October 2008), she was heading the acquisitions and integration in the Information Technology sector;
  • As a partner with Amrop International (from April 2006 to June 2007), she has led cross border searches for several leadership positions;
  • She has worked as the Group Head for Business Improvement, Strategy and IT for the RPG Group, a USD 5 Billion Group from June 2004 to March 2006;
  • She has worked with KPMG Consulting as Executive Director from December 1996 to September 2003, prior to which she was working with A.F. Ferguson & Co from April 1993 to November 1996;

She has worked with Ashok Leyland (September 1989 to March 1993) in the Corporate Budgets and Consolidation department for nearly 4 years. She has also worked in the areas of Corporate Planning for the Company.

Mathias Engler - DIAL Mr. Matthias Engler is an alternate director to Ms. Denitza Weizmantel.

Engler holds a German University degree (equivalent to M. Sc. Degree) in Business Administration / Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. Presently, he is working as Senior Project Manager with Fraport AG’s Global Investments & Management department and he is also the Managing Director of Fraport AG Project Office Delhi.

During his 17 years in the aviation business with Fraport AG, he was working for the Fraport AG Aviation Ground Services department, the Special Projects department and now the Global Investments & Management department and gained extensive experience in project management, airport operation and airport planning.

Engler also has international exposure with respect to airport privatization projects and airport master planning in Asia and Europe.

Ms. Denitza Weizmantel joined Fraport as Project Director in the Global Investments & Management team in January 2015. In this role, she was primarily responsible for the re-organisation and integration of Aerodrome Ljubljana into Fraport Group. Furthermore, she managed business development projects at Fraport’s US subsidiary Airmall and M&A activities in Western Europe.

Prior to joining Fraport, Denitza Weismantel worked in a boutique consultancy and assisted renowned retail companies with developing and implementing growth and internationalisation strategies as well as with managing change. Between 2000 and 2010 she worked in the Transactions Practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) leading corporate valuation, transactions management and strategy projects in different countries and industries. She ran an international network of transactions experts aimed at cross-country business development and significantly contributed to establishing a specialized Retail & Consumer team within the firm’s German Transactions Practice.

Denitza Weismantel holds degrees in business administration from the University in Frankfurt and in Banking and Finance from the University of Wales, Bangor.

Member Mr. M. Ramachandran - DIAL Dr. M. Ramachandran, a retired officer of Indian Administration Service has held various prestigious positions in his early years of service like that of Collector and District Magistrate of Bijnor and Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh, Divisional Commissioner of Meerut, Garhwal & Bareilly Divisions where he took various new initiatives and received the appreciation of public.

As the First National Officer on deputation to United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), India, he has handled assignment as Head of the Industry Trade Sector Programme supervising Project formulation and implementation covering Ministries of Industry, Commerce, Textiles, Steel, Electronics, etc. He developed India’s 1st Leather Sector and Jute sector Programmes totaling $38 million and obtained approval by presenting these two programs before the UNDP’s Governing Council at New York.

Apart from the International assignment and the postings in the States of U.P. and Uttaranchal he has also served as Private Secretary to Union Minister of State in the Ministries of Industries, Finance, Commerce, Internal Security, and Power. He has also worked for the Government of India as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Shipping.

He has served as Principal Secretary to Chief Minister of Uttaranchal, Additional Chief Secretary in-charge of Infrastructure, supervising and coordinating 16 departments and structured the Infrastructure Vision for the State and his initiatives have enabled the State to be on the path of steady development and have been responsible for rapid industrialization of the State. He has held the position of Chairman of State Industrial Development Corporation and of Infrastructure Development Corporations as Joint Ventures of IDFC and IL&FS.

He was Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development in Government of India. He was Chairman of the Metro Rail Corporation of Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata and Chennai.

Dr. M Ramachandran holds a post graduate degree in Economics and is a Master of Philosophy in the subject of Economic Planning from University of Glasgow. He has a Phd. in Project Planning.

Member Mr. Anil Kumar Pathak - DIAL Shri Anil Kumar Pathak has taken over charge of Member (Planning) in Airports Authority of India on 21.08.2018. Shri Pathak holds Master Degree in Environment Science & Engineering. He is also certified International Airport Professional (IAP) by ACI-ICAO.

Prior to this assignment, Shri Pathak was Executive Director (Planning) & Executive Director (Engineering) in Corporate Headquarters and associated with Corporate Planning, Traffic Forecasting, and Airport Infrastructure Planning &Execution of projects across India.

He is having 30 years of rich experience in planning, design of modern state-of-art environment-friendly airport terminals and airside infrastructure like runways, apron etc. its financial evaluation, regulatory clearances, tendering & award processes. He is also associated with execution of various Greenfield & Brownfield Airport Projects across India.

Rubina - DIAL Ms. Rubina Ali is a Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, New Delhi.

She has done post-graduation in history and joined the Central Secretariat Services in 1991, prior to this assignment, Smt. Rubina Ali held various positions in various organizations like Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Mines.

She has a rich experienced in executive decision making, policy formulation, monitoring and review of the works of Airport Authority of India, JV Airports, Airport Development and Administration.

Member Mr. Philippe Pascal - DIAL Mr. Pascal is currently the Executive Director - Finance, Strategy and Administration of Aéroports de Paris.

He began his career in the Directorate of Tax Legislation in which he held several positions between 1998 and 2007 in real estate taxation, agricultural tax and the taxation of persons. In 2007, he joined the Office of the Minister of State in charge of the budget, public accounts and public service and was appointed Inspector of Finance in April 2008. From 2008 to 2013, he took part in, then headed several missions in audit, evaluation and consulting within the Finance Ministry audit division. He joined Groupe ADP in February 2013 as Director of financial operations and shareholdings, then as Director of Finance and Strategy, and then, since November 2015 as Director of Finance, Control and Strategy. Since 26 May 2016, Mr. Pascal has been appointed as Executive Director of Finance, Strategy and Administration.

Mr. Pascal obtained a master’s in public law and is alumnus of the National School of Taxes.

Member Mr. Regis Lacote - DIAL Mr. Regis Lacote graduated in Advanced Master, Airport Management from ENAC (National School of Civil Aviation), Toulouse, France and Master Engineering Production Systems. For nearly past three years he was the Managing Director of Paris-Orly Airport. Since the end of November 2020, he has joined GMR Airports Limited as the Chief Operating Officer. He is working in the aviation transportation industry since the past 23 years and he has expertise in airport design, airport engineering, airport operations, aviation planning, ground handling activities, aviation safety, aviation security, change management, collaborative decision making etc.

Member Mr. K. Vinayak Rao - DIAL Mr. K. Vinayak Rao, Indian Railways Accounts Service officer of 1987 batch took over the charge of Member (Finance) from May 13, 2020 on the Board of the Airports Authority of India (AAI).

Prior to this appointment, Mr. Vinayak was serving as Member (Finance) in Delhi Development Authority (DDA).

As Member (Finance) of AAI, Mr. Vinayak is the overall in-charge of its Finance, Accounts and Financial operation.

During his tenure in Indian Railways, he has served in various capacities in zonal railways, construction projects, and production units. He has worked as Executive Director (Finance Expenditure) in Ministry of Railways from 2009 to 2014. He was also on the Board of Pipavav Railway Corporation Limited (PRCL) and Railway Energy Management Company Limited.

Apart from this, Mr. Vinayak has a wide experience in power sector too as he had served as Member (Finance) in the erstwhile Maharashtra State Electricity Board and Director (Finance) in the four restructured companies from 2003-2009. He played an instrumental role in restructuring of Maharashtra State Electricity Board.

An alumnus of St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, Mr. Vinayak holds a master’s degree in Mathematics.

GMR Group is a global infrastructure major with interests in Airports, Energy, Transportation and Urban Infrastructure. Founded in 1978, by its Chairman G.M. Rao, the Group has grown into a well diversified and professionally managed organization. Employing the public-private partnership model, the Group has successfully implemented several global infrastructure projects and is in the process of developing several others.
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