Pradeep Panicker, Deputy CEO, GMR Hyderabad International Airport, joined the Gallery of Legends at India Cargo Awards 2018. With over 25 years of experience in various capacities, he was a part of the team that won the bid for modernisation of Indira Gandhi International Airport, and a key member of the IGIA takeover and transition team. He had set up and headed the Strategic Process Group for two years. With air cargo as part of his portfolio at Delhi airport, air cargo volume more than doubled to reach 980,000 metric tonnes per annum. Delhi Airport also became the first airport in India to have two independent cargo terminal operators. Panicker was the founder President of Air Cargo Forum India, a not-for-profit association that offers a common platform to the air cargo community to address industry-specific issues on policy formulation, innovation, process simplification, and benchmarking.