N. R. Panicker
Chairman & Managing Director
A visionary entrepreneur and a highly awarded technocrat, N. R. Panicker was ranked by DQ India as one of the top 10 key influencers in the Indian IT industry. Entering the IT industry almost 40 years ago as a young electronics engineer from The Govt. College of Engineering, TVM, he started his career in HCL, after which he founded the Accel Group of companies in 1991. On growing the venture from start-up to an MNC with over 125 offices operating across seven countries and over 3000 IT professionals, he guided the company through a successful IPO and later gained industry accolade when British Telecom acquired a majority stake in his venture. Apart from organic growth, his clarity of vision and the ability to see beyond the surface has resulted in his successful acquisition and transformation of companies like Network Ltd., Fujitsu ICIM, Transmatic Systems, Telesis, Network Programs etc. and enabled their seamless merger into Accel, resulting in enhanced growth and profitability for the combined entity. He pioneered multi-vendor customer services with a unique service deliveryframework in India that has been the backbone of the company. He also led in the creation of several IPs in the areas of CRM, e-Governance, and banking. With his passion to create a new generation IT Services company, he continues to drive Accel ITS with the launch of an array of services focusing on Digital Transformation Services, cloud services, enterprise security and IT Infrastructure management.