Dr. Panda is a Non-Executive Director on the Board of L&T Technology Services Limited (LTTS). He was previously the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of LTTS. Dr. Panda has over 31 years of global industry experience in research, conceptualizing, creating, operationalizing and turning around complex technology and engineering services businesses.
During his stint as the CEO of LTTS, Dr. Panda has won numerous accolades, including being recognized as CEO of the Year by leading news channel CNBC Awaaz as a result of his distinguished contributions to the engineering and technology sectors over the past 3 decades. He was conferred with the title of CEO of the Year by ET NOW as well as the Business Leader of the Year Awards Committee.
Dr. Panda joined the L&T Group as Chief Executive of L&T IES in 2009. After L&T IES was rechristened as L&T Technology Services in 2012, Dr. Panda was appointed as the Chief Executive; Dr. Panda was later appointed as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of L&T Technology Services on January 21, 2016. Dr. Panda led L&T Technology Services through a high-profile Initial Public Offering (IPO) in India and successfully listed the company on the National Stock Exchange and the Bombay Stock Exchange.
He transformed L&T Technology Services into a company focused on innovation and new technology, leading the CII to recognise L&T Technology Services as one of the most innovative Indian companies in the Services category.
Dr. Panda obtained graduate degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Anna University, Chennai, and a post graduate degree in Aerospace Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He obtained his Doctor of Philosophy from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in Aero Servo Elasticity – (Control system fly by wire aircraft). He also holds an advanced management degree from the Aresty Institute of Executive Education, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Panda received distinguished alumnus award from Indian Institute of Science in 2000 and Indian Institute of Technology in 2022.
Dr. Panda started his career as a Research Scientist in Indian Space Research Organization and worked at the Aeronautical Development Agency, Ministry of Defence, Government of India, as a scientist/engineer for over 8 years.
Dr. Panda is based out of New Jersey, USA. His other previous leadership roles include President – Americas, Mahindra Satyam & Head of Europe Operations, Satyam Computer Services Limited.