Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatra

Chairman, Airports Authority of India

Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatra, an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Gujarat cadre, (1986), took over as Chairman, Airports Authority of India, in July 2016.

Prior to joining AAI, he worked as a Joint Secretary in the Department of Commerce in Government of India.Mohapatra, 54, is in the midst of executing a turnaround plan to make AAI more profitable.

For passengers, the turnaround will mean less crowded, more comfortable and efficient airports.

The plan involves spinning off the cargo operations of AAI into a separate firm, a switch to a more profitable tariff model, increasing non-aeronautical revenue, outsourcing terminal management and addressing delays in airport projects.