Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, L&T Technology Services
Dr. Keshab Panda is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of L&T Technology Services. Dr. Panda has over 31 years of global industry experience in research, conceptualizing, creating, operationalizing and turning around complex technology and engineering services businesses.
He has obtained a 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. He 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 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 2013, Dr Panda was 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 has 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.
Earlier this year, Dr Panda was recognized as CEO of the Year by news channel ET NOW as a result of his distinguished contributions to the engineering and technology sectors over the past 3 decades. The Business Leader of the Year Awards Committee has also recognized Dr Panda as CEO of the Year.
Dr Panda is based out of New Jersey, USA. His past leadership roles include President – Americas, Mahindra Satyam & Head of Europe Operations, Satyam Computer Services Limited.