Veelayudan Krishnan Nair
General Manager, Research & Planning
Veelayudan is the General Manager of Research & Planning for Malaysia Airports.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agribusiness Science from Universiti Putra Malaysia.
He began his career in the Malaysian civil service as Assistant Director in the Malaysian Administrative Modernisation Planning Unit (MAMPU) at the Prime Minister's Department in 1983.
He later joined the Department of Civil Aviation in 1986 and continued to serve Malaysia Airports upon corporatisation in 1992.
For over 24 years in the aviation, he held positions as Assistant Director of Air Transport Operations, Head of Administration, Finance and Public Relations, as well as Head of Terminal Operations at the Subang International Airport. In 1996, he was tasked to set up the Research and Planning Division and has been heading it since.
Veela carries out economic, statistical and strategic analysis for the company and provides business intelligence and inputs on matters related to traffic performance, traffic forecasts, charges and other air transport economics related matters.
He sits on the Board of Malaysia Airports (Sepang) Sdn. Bhd. that operates KL International Airport.