Mr SGK Kishore is an Electronics & Communications Engineer from Andhra University and holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay. A Rank holder during Engineering and a Gold Medalist during his Masters, Mr Kishore’s illustrious career spans over 30 years across Government and Private sectors.
A 1989 Batch Officer of the elite Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Mr Kishore has held several important positions with the Government of India in areas as diverse as District Administration, Social Justice & Empowerment, Labour Welfare, Finance, Consumer Affairs, Food Security and Urban Development.
Mr Kishore joined the GMR Group in 2006 where he was associated with the development & construction of Hyderabad Airport and later he led the Hyderabad Aerotropolis business as the CEO, spearheading the positioning and development strategy of India’s largest Aerotropolis project. In 2013, he took over as CEO of GMR Hyderabad International Airport with overall responsibility for the unique Hyderabad Airport Eco-system spanning the airport, the aerotropolis and the Aerospace & Industrial Park.
Mr Kishore is also a member on the boards of various companies within the Airport eco-system, driving strategy and decision making in varied businesses such as Hyderabad Duty Free, GMR Aero Technic which operates India’s most modern and one-of-a-kind 3rd Party aircraft MRO facility at Hyderabad Airport and the Hyderabad Airport Cargo JV with Menzies of UK. He is also an active member of the Governing Board of the Association of Private Airport Operators (APAO), India.
Under his leadership, Hyderabad airport has set milestones/benchmarks in growth, customer delight, operational excellence and environmental management e.g.:
• Successfully steered the airport out of severe financial distress caused by adverse regulatory ruling
• Remained amongst Top 3 airports globally in ACI ASQ for 7 consecutive years
• 1st airport in India to implement a unique end-to-end E-boarding solution
• Innovative strategies for catchment area marketing to boost passenger & cargo traffic growth
Having steered the Hyderabad Airport onto a higher trajectory of growth, Mr. Kishore’s current focus is on creating a world-class ‘Airport City’ centered on the Hyderabad Airport to incubate India’s first and largest ‘Aerotropolis’. He envisions an integrated eco-system consisting of Aerospace & Defence manufacturing, Logistics & Warehousing, Offices, Exhibition Centers, Hotels & Social Infrastructure, all geared to boost regional economic growth, besides driving enhanced air connectivity and traffic at the airport.
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