About GMR Group: GMR is a Bangalore headquartered global infrastructure major with interests in Airports, Energy, Highways and Urban Infrastructure. The Company has successfully employed the public private partnership model to build a portfolio of high qu
Mr. Kiran Kumar Grandhi has significant experience in leading projects and businesses in the infrastructure space across sectors such as Airports, Highways and in Corporate Functions.
As Corporate Chairman, his responsibilities include Group Finance, Corporate Strategy and GMR Sports.
Currently, Mr. Kiran Kumar Grandhi is the Managing Director of GMR Infrastructure Ltd.Prior to his current role, Mr. Kiran Kumar Grandhi served as the Business Chairman - Urban Infra & Highways.Mr. Kiran Kumar Grandhi led the Group to become one of the top five private airport developers in the world and the largest in India.He was also instrumental in bagging two very critical international projects for the Group - Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SGIA), Istanbul, Turkey and Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (INIA), Maldives.
In India, Kiran led the development (from bid to commissioning) of India's first PPP based Greenfield Airport project at Hyderabad.Kiran also spearheaded the development of the landmark, T3 project at Delhi International Airport.
The project is one of the fastest built terminals in the world when compared to projects of similar scale - Heathrow (T5), Madrid, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Beijing.
The modernization of Delhi Airport is one of the most critical milestones for the Indian aviation in the past decade, the benefits of which are being reaped by passenger, airlines and economy at large.
Kiran's association with GMR Group goes back to 1996, when entered the family business.
During his early days as the Group's Director, Kiran spearheaded many strategic projects and forged partnerships that became vital in transforming GMR Group into a leading infrastructure power-house in India.
Mr. Kiran Kumar Grandhi, Ex - President, CEO Clubs India - Hyderabad Chapter
Kiran Kumar Grandhi is the Chairman of Airports GMR Group, he was born in Rajam, Andhra Pradesh.He attended Osmania University and graduated in Commerce in 1996.He has over 9 years of rich experience in infrastructure industry and led various initiatives which were pivotal for growth of the GMR Group.
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Mr. Kiran Kumar Grandhi - Chairman AirportsKiran Kumar Grandhi entered the family business in 1996 at the age of 21 and formally joined the Group as its Director in 1998.He has since worked on key strategic assignments which were crucial in transforming the Group into a leading infrastructure power-house of the country.
These include: driving the strategic tie-ups with PSEG Global Inc. for Tanir Bavi Power Project; the life insurance joint venture with ING and Vysya Bank (that the company has exited); the joint venture with Malaysia Airports Holdings, Berhad for GMR Hyderabad International Airport (GHIAL) project; and with United Engineers of Malaysia for bidding the Golden Quadrilateral projects.
He also played a significant role in helping the Group bag two of the annuity road projects at competitive rates benchmarked by the industry.
His next major contribution came by way of enabling the Group to emerge as the preferred bidder and subsequently the developer of the Greenfield GMR Hyderabad International Airport.
Kiran is also MD, GHIAL and Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL).
Under his leadership, the new Greenfield, Rajiv Gandhi International airport was commissioned on schedule on 23rd March, 2008, in Hyderabad.
As MD, DIAL, he is responsible for completing the brand new international airport in Delhi in time for the Common Wealth Games in 2010.
That apart, as Chairman, Airports Business, he is also heading the Group's Airport Business Development division and Aviation SEZs.
Mr. Kiran Kumar Grandhi - Managing DirectorIn 1997, Kiran entered the family business at the age of 21.He spent his first 2 years on an intensive induction program in all the Group companies before being appointed as the Group Director in 1999.
Kiran heads both Hyderabad International Airport Limited and business development for the Group's airport business apart from leading the group's foray into new areas such as development of Sports Infrastructure.
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