Mr. Gaurav Bhatia

Executive Director, Bird Group

Mr. Gaurav Bhatia plays a vital role in providing strategic direction to the dynamically evolving business verticals at Bird Group. An alumnus of the prestigious Modern School, Vasant Vihar, he has a degree in Business Management from the University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom. The young scion of the Bhatia family joined the business at the turn of the century in early 2000, a time when the aviation industry was at the cusp of unprecedented growth and evolution.

Under his dynamic leadership today, Bird Group’s ground handling subsidiaries collectively form the largest private ground handling network in India with presence across 18 airports. The portfolio includes airport lounges offering immaculate service and hospitality at key airports, including food courts and food trucks. Bird Group also represents more than 26 international airlines, leisure and lifestyle brands exclusively in India. Bird ExecuJet Airport Services, a dynamic joint venture between Bird Group & ExecuJet Aviation Group offers world class services including Fixed Base Operator (FBO) Airside Services, FBO Landside Services, Regulatory & Concierge Services, Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services at IGI Airport, New Delhi. As part of his strategic vision to cater to the burgeoning aviation industry in India, Bird ExecuJet Airport Services (BEAS) delivered ‘India’s First General Aviation Terminal’ at Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi which has a new apron spread over 80,00,000 SqFt. area and has 57 dedicated aircraft parking bays.

Mr Gaurav Bhatia founded Bird Automotive, one of India’s leading dealerships of premium automobile brands like BMW and MINI (from the BMW group). Tapping into the growing electronic vehicles market, E-next Mobility was launched under his leadership, which today has the biggest sales market across India in a span of 18 months. E-Next Mobility represents Citroën, a French automobile brand and Piaggio which has a presence of 6 showrooms across Delhi/NCR and has made a mark in the Electric 3 wheeler market. Owing to his in-depth understanding of the luxury sector, a new venture of Bird Group, Bird Automobiles Pvt. Ltd. recently inaugurated a state-of-the-art ‘Porsche Centre’ in Kolkata, West Bengal, an ultra-modern showroom providing cutting-edge sales and operations services for Porsche cars.

Mr Gaurav Bhatia, besides being a successful and dynamic entrepreneur is also a loving family man. Amidst his busy schedule and business commitments, he loves to spend as much time with his wife Mrs. Megha Bhatia, who has been the force behind many social empowerment projects and his dynamic daughters, Amaeera and Vannia Bhatia.