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).