Dr. Panda has joined the InfoVision Board of Directors and brings with him a three-decade track record of research, innovation, leadership, and mentoring.
Previously, he was the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of L&T Technology Services.
During this time, he received several honors, including being named CEO of the Year by a leading Indian news channel CNBC Awaaz. ET NOW and the Business Leader of the Year Awards Committee also awarded him the title of CEO of the Year.
Dr. Panda began his career as a Research Scientist at the Indian Space Research Organization. For over 8 years, he worked as a scientist/engineer at the Aeronautical Development Agency, Ministry of Defence, Government of India. His other previous leadership roles include President – Americas, Mahindra Satyam & Head of Europe Operations, Satyam Computer Services Limited.
Dr. Panda earned his bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering from Anna University in Chennai in 1983 and his master's degree in aerospace engineering from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. He also earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Aero Servo Elasticity from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (Control system fly by wire aircraft). He has a master's degree in management from the Aresty Institute of Executive Education at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.