Shri Sanjeev Kumar, an IAS officer of 1993 batch, Maharashtra Cadre has assumed charge of Chairman, Airports Authority of India on 07.04.2021.
He holds bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering from University of Roorkee (now IIT Roorkee) and master’s degree in Communication Engineering from IIT, Kanpur.
He also holds master’s degree in Financial Management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai University. Shri Kumar possesses wide experience of infrastructure and Finance sectors in Government of Maharashtra and Government of India. Prior to joining AAI, he was working as State Commissioner -GST, Government of Maharashtra. He was the CMD of largest electricity distributor company of India, Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (MSEDCL) for more than four years. He implemented large number of public friendly measures in MSEDCL, while improving operational and financial efficiency resulting in continuous profits for four years.
Shri Kumar has spent more than five years in State Goods Taxation Department in various capacities at the crucial time of introduction of Value Added Tax (VAT) in 2005.
Shri Kumar has served in various ministries and departments of the Government of Maharashtra viz. Water Supply & Sanitation Department, Energy and Industries Department. He has worked as Joint CEO of Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) and has also been MD of Maharashtra Agro Industries Development Corporation.
During his tenure with Government of India, he worked as Joint Secretary & Mission director for “Housing for All” project under Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation. He designed and launched Prime Minister Aawas Yojna (PMAY) in this capacity. He worked as Director in Ministry of Power, Incharge of Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyutikaran Yojna (RGGVY) & Restructured Accelerated Power Development & Reform Program (RAPDRP).
Arun Kumar-DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION, AAI
Mr. Arun Kumar is a career civil servant, who joined the Government of India as an Indian Administrative Service Officer in 1989. For about 22 years, he served in the Northern IndianState of Haryana in various capacity such as Managing Director, Power Distribution and Transmission Utilities, as Head of State Tax Administration, as Chief Executive Officer of the State Transport Undertaking, as Director of Industries and Mines and asDirector of Environment and Member Secretary in State Pollution Control Board. He has also worked in the Union Territory of Chandigarh as Deputy Commissioner for two years. Similarly, in the State of Haryana, he has worked as District Collector in Rohtak,Jhajjar and Faridabad. For about almost five and a half years, he is working in the Ministry of Civil Aviation, first as Joint Secretary, looking after the work of Airports, Airlines, DGCA, Bilateral and Parliamentary Affairs. While in charge of Bilaterals, he was the Leader of Indian delegation in multiple Air Services Negotiations and has signed about 40 Agreements/MoU on behalf of India, with various countries. Later, he was upgraded as Additional Secretary in the Ministry and further he has been made the Director General of Civil Aviation from June, 2019. He has attended many training programmes in India and Abroad and also attended many short term professional courses in Indian Institute of Management, National Law School, IATAand Cambridge University.
Shri Indrakanti Narasimha Murthy has taken over the charge of Member (Operations) and Board Member of Airports Authority of India (AAI) on 23/11/2016. He is a Post Graduate in Physics (Electronics) and joined as Aerodrome Officer in August, 1985 in Civil Aviation Department, G.O.I. which subsequently became Airports Authority of India. Sh. Murthy has 31 years of long experience in aviation sector by serving different positions in Directorate of Air Traffic Management, Directorate of Aerodrome Planning, Airport Management & Operations of AAI. Prior to taking over the charge of Member (Operations), he served as Regional Executive Director (Southern Region) at Chennai and Executive Director (Air Traffic Management) in Air Space Management Directorate at Corporate Headquarter of Airports Authority of India.
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.
Shri K. Vinayak Rao, Indian Railways Accounts Service (IRAS) officer of 1987 batch took over the charge of Member (Finance) from 13th May, 2020 on the Board of the Airports Authority of India. Prior to this appointment, Shri Rao was serving as Member (Finance) in Delhi Development Authority (DDA).
As Member (Finance) of AAI, Shri K. Vinayak Rao will be the overall in-charge of Finance, Accounts and Financial operation of the organization. He will also be responsible for evolving, formulating policies and strategies related to entire gamut of finance operation, including resource mobilization and statutory compliances. Shri Rao will also play a leadership role and provide effective support in achieving sustained growth of the organization’s business.
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 Railway Board (Ministry of Railways) from 2009 to 2014. He was also on the Board of Pipavav Railway Corporation Limited (PRCL) and Railway Energy Management Company (REMC) Ltd.
Apart from this, Shri Rao has a wide experience in power sector too as he has 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 (MSEB).
An alumnus of St Stephen’s College, Delhi, Shri K. Vinayak Rao holds a Master’s degree in Mathematics.
Shri M. Suresh has taken over the charge of Member (Air Navigation Services) at Airports Authority of India on 2nd September, 2021. Shri Suresh is an Engineering Graduate in Electronics and Communication with a Master of Business Administration (HR). He also holds an International Airport Professional – IAP degree accorded by Airports Council International and International Civil Aviation Organization.
Prior to this assignment, Shri Suresh was holding the charge of post of Executive Director (Aviation Safety) at Corporate Headquarters of AAI and discharging a strategic function of ensuring safety in aerodrome operation and air navigations services, developing and maintaining a safety management policy of AAI.
He has 25 years of rich experience in Airports Authority of India holding the posts of Airport Director at Madurai, Jammu and Goa Airport. He also held the posts of General Manager (Airport Licensing) and General Manager (IT) at CHQ. During this assignment he was responsible for licensing of new airports and renewal of license of existing operational airports as well ushering the development and usage of IT platforms in AAI.
He also worked as Regional Executive Director (North East Region) and was responsible for planning, design of modern state-of-the-art environment-friendly airport terminals and airside infrastructure like runways, apron and their financial evaluation, regulatory clearances, tendering & award processes, etc.
Shri Suresh is an Air Navigation Service technical expert and has vast experience in planning, provision, operation & maintenance of CNS facilities, airport system facilities & information technology facilities in airports in India. He has been instrumental in the implementation of NOCAS Version-2, the Building Height Clearance Software for the public, SKY REV 360 (Patent Holder), NIC CPPP Training Program, e-Office deployment and the Implementation of the Biometric Access Control project in AAI and many such initiatives.
Dr. Venkateswarlu Kasam is an entrepreneur, educationist, and a social worker. He is an M.Sc in Physics and PhD. in Astronomy (Astro Physics) from Osmania University, Hyderabad. His Doctoral thesis on 'Studies of some major meteor showers associated with long period Comets" received wider acclaim from academia for insightful and thought provoking research.
Dr. Kasam has established educational institutions in Nalgonda district. He has been associated with a number of N605 working for the development of villages and contributed significantly to bring about difference in the lives of people. He participates in TV debates of regional channels and publishes articles on various socio-cultural-political issues periodically in popular News Papers