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Kiran Kumar Grandhi

Vice President


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1 Queen Anne's Gate

London, Greater London, SW1E 6LB

United Kingdom

Company Description

ASSOCHAM initiated its endeavour of value creation for Indian industry in 1920. It was established by promoter Chambers, representing all regions of India. Having in its fold over 400 Chambers and Trade Associations, and serving over 4.5 lakh members across In...more

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Background Information

Employment History


Corporate International Business

President, Chief Executive Officer

Clubs India - Hyderabad Chapter

Managing Director




Chairman Highways, Urban Infra

GMR Group



Advisory Board Member

Group Executive Council


Young Global Leader Class



Osmania University


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Assocham India :: Persons at the helm

Kiran Grandhi
Kiran Grandhi Vice President, ASSOCHAM

IGI Airport | Our Company | Management & Awards

After completion of his studies, Mr. Grandhi joined family business in 1996 as Management Trainee in Agri-Business and has subsequently held several leadership positions.
In 1998, Mr. Grandhi became Director of the Infrastructure Business overseeing Corporate Finance, New Business Development and Organization Development. In this role, he spearheaded financial restructuring and fund raising for new projects like Tanir Bhavi Power Project - which was the world's first floating power plant at that time. He played key role in Group's decision to divest in non-core business like Information Technology, Brewery and Banking (Vysya bank) to focus on Infrastructure development. In early 2000, Kiran Kumar Grandhi initiated an organization restructuring programme and anchored the change management effort. As part of the process, he set-up the Shared Service Centers in Project Finance, Corporate Finance, Legal, HR, Business Development, Corporate Communication, Finance & Accounts Departments to provide expertise and services to various business of the Group. Mr. Grandhi was instrumental in winning several successful infrastructure bids for the Group under Public Private Partnership route with the Central and State Governments in sectors like airport, highways, etc. From 2003 to 2011, Mr. Grandhi geared his focus towards GMR's Airport Business and under his leadership GMR Airports has become world's fourth largest private company in the sector. He led the GMR Group's successful bid for Hyderabad International Airport in the year 2000. Having led the bid effort successfully, in 2003 he took over the onerous task of heading the Design and Development of the Greenfield Airport project from concept to commissioning in March 2008. In 2006, Mr. Grandhi also led the successful bid to modernize Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi. Prior to his current role, Mr. Grandhi led the Urban Infrastructure & Highways business- where he managed a portfolio of approximately 1,200 kms of Highways across 10 projects. An exceptional people leader, Mr. Grandhi spends substantial amount of time planning and reviewing development of the next generation of leaders for the Organization. He also takes active part in GMR Varalakshmi Foundation (GMRVF) - the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of the Group. His vision for the Group is to create an entrepreneurial culture in the organization fostering innovation at all levels while adhering to the highest standards of corporate governance and ethics. Mr. Grandhi is a Member of Young Global Leader Class of 2015 of World Economic Forum and Young Presidents Organization. In early 2017, Mr Grandhi was appointed as the Vice President of ASSOCHAM.

Mr. Kiran K Grandhi, Corporate Chairman
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.


The award was given by Mr. Kiran Kumar Grandhi, Chairman - Airports Business, GMR Group at a ceremony organised by DIAL for all their partners and concessionaires.
The award was given to the company for leading innovations across the value chain i.e. Design, Engineering, Layout, Execution and Sales.

Onderscheiding TIMDAA

De onderscheiding werd uitgereikt door Kiran Kumar Grandhi, Chairman - Airports Business, GMR Group (eigenaar van de luchthaven).

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