Shri Dinesh Chander BajajShri Subrata Samanta


Shri S. Samanta has taken charge as Member, AERA on 17.11.2016. He holds a degree in Commerce from Kolkata University and is a Member of the Institute of Charted Accountant of India.

Prior to joining AERA, Shri S. Samanta was working as Executive Director (Jvc/Tariff) in Airport Authority of India.  He joined AAI in 1985 and during his tenure in AAI has held many responsible positions in the Departments of Finance & Commercial.  He was also In-charge of Tariff Division and Joint Venture Monitoring Cell in AAI.

Shri Samanta started his career in 1985 in AAI and has almost 32 years of experience in the Aviation field.  He has rich experience and exposure regarding financial Management in Airport Sector, Tariff determination of Airports and P.P.P. project monitoring in the Airport Sector..


Shri Sudhir RahejaShri Sudhir Raheja


Shri Sudhir Raheja, a Civil Engineering graduate from Delhi College of Engineering, Delhi University took over charge as Member, AERA on 2nd July, 2018. Has successfully completed professional courses in “Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings” conducted by IIT, Kanpur and ‘Airport Management” from International Aviation Management Training Institute (IAMTI), Montreal, Canada. He is also a certified “Fraud Examiner” under accreditation from the “Association of Certified Examiners”, Texas, USA.

Shri Raheja, with his rich project implementation experience, has earned many accolades in the construction industry. He was conferred with “Certificate of Merit” in 1982 for timely completion of ASIAD-82 Indoor Stadium, Delhi and given Commendation Certificate for excellence and timely completion of Maruti Udyog Limited, Gurgaon. With Airports Authority of India (AAI), he started his 30 year long distinguished career as an Executive Engineer (Civil) in the year 1988; serving in various departments like Engineering, Vigilance and Project Monitoring & Quality Assurance. He became the Full-Time Member on the Board of AAI in the year 2010 as Member (Planning) till his superannuation in June, 2018. Was the driving force in formulation of “Annual Maintenance Term Contract” and “Pavement Management System” documents adopted at all airports in AAI. In his tenure with the Vigilance Department, as General Manager (Vigilance), he brought in transparency in various activities related to public procurement and played a vital role in development and implementation of “Integrity Pact” in high value procurement contracts. During his period as Member (Planning), Airport infrastructure at AAI airports both on terminal and airside witnessed a large scale transformation as State-of-the-Art airports competing with the best airports in the world. He was conferred with “Certification of Recognition” by ‘The Economic Times’ (INFRA FOCUS) for ‘Outstanding Contribution in Infrastructure Development’.

Shri Raheja has represented Airports Authority of India, on the Boards of Delhi International Airports Limited (DIAL), Mumbai International Airports Limited (MIAL) and Kempegowda International Airport-Bengaluru (BIAL) as Member; and was the Chairman of the Board of Chandigarh International Airport Limited (CHIAL), a joint venture company of AAI & State Governments of Haryana and Punjab.


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