Veelayudan Krishnan Nair
General Manager, Research & Planning
Veelayudan 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 MAHB upon its corporatisation in 1992. During his 30 years in the aviation industry, he has held a variety of positions such as the Assistant Director of Air Transport Operations, Head of Administration, Finance and Public Relations, as well as the 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. He carries out economic, statistical and strategic analysis for the company and provides business intelligence and input on matters related to traffic performance, traffic forecasts, charges and other air transport economics-related matters. Currently, he is focusing on the implementation of Big Data analytics and digital implementation for MAHB. He sits on the Board of Malaysia Airports (Sepang) Sdn. Bhd.