Bhaskar RaoChief Financial Officer at Bangalore International Airport
Bhaskar A Rao is the Chief Financial Officer at Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), which runs the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru, the 3rd largest Airport in India handling close to 32.5 million passengers per annum.. Bhaskar reports to the MD & CEO. With close to 30 years of experience, Bhaskar has previously worked with Rashideen Group, a large group based in Dubai with group revenues exceeding US$ 3.0 billion with operations across Middle East, West Asia and North Africa in FMCG distribution, manufacturing and real estate development. Prior to that, he has worked with GMR Group in India as CFO in the Corporate Finance function, as well as sector CFO – Energy about 5+ years. An Experienced finance professional, Chartered Accountant (ICAI, India) and Certified Public Accountant (Delaware, US), he has, over the course of his career, managed the finance function for very large organizations and has in-depth knowledge in fund raising – equity and debt, financial reporting, accounting & analysis, M&A, working capital management, risk management, managing start-up operations, corporate governance and organisation & team building.
Mr. Rao was recognised on the 2013 CFO India Magazine’s Roll of Honor in the category “Winning Edge” in Raising Capital/Fund Management for raising revenues above Rs.10 billion.
He was the Founder & CEO of Smart Retail Pvt. Ltd., and grew the company from its first store in 2005 to a 50-store chain with a turnover of $ 20 million.