Amber Dubey

Partner and Head, Aerospace and Defense

KPMG in India

Amber Dubey is a Partner at KPMG in India, and heads the Aerospace and Defense sector at the firm.  He has professional experience of over 22 years. 

He and his team have carried out several engagements in the aerospace sector with the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), Airports Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA) and Airports Authority of India (AAI), along with numerous private airport infrastructure developers, leading Indian airline operator.On the defence side, Amber and his team have carried out engagements with several ministries, regulatory authorities, government agencies and private sector companies in India and overseas, with respect to India entry strategy, regulatory advice, business portfolio analysis, diversification strategy, defence offset planning, efficiency improvement, and supply chain advisory, etc.

Amber has played a key role in drafting the National Civil Aviation Policy for India, which was recently released by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. He has also assisted MoCA in drafting the twelfth five year plan for civil aviation. He works closely with industry associations connected to Maintenance Repair and Operations (MRO), air-cargo, helicopters, Air Traffic Control (ATC), and business jets.

He has also assisted the Ordnance Factory Board, Ministry of Defence (MoD), Government of India, in their strategic joint venture for one of their strategic purchases, as well as a global Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) in cost benchmarking and pricing strategy for winning bids. Further, he has also provided market entry and diversification strategy support to various Indian business groups to venture into the aerospace and defence manufacturing sector.

Amber is currently assisting state governments of Maharashtra, Goa and Uttar Pradesh in financial modelling, Public Private Partnership (PPP) structuring and bidding process for greenfield airports at Navi Mumbai, Goa and Agra, respectively.  He is assisting MoCA and AAI in several key engagements, such as the hive-off of AAI’s Air Navigation Services (ANS), business plan for the proposed National Aviation University (NAU), and re-development of Juhu Airport at Mumbai.

Amber was honoured for ‘Valuable contribution to Indian aviation’ by Ajit Singh, Honourableble Minister of Civil Aviation, in December 2012.

Education and qualifications

  • Bachelor of Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad (IIM-A)

Professional associations

  • Chairman – Aviation at Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

  • Co-Chairman of the Aviation Committee at the American Chambers of Commerce (AmCham)

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