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Winning Stroke: Interview with Dr Keshab Panda, CEO & Managing Director, L&T Technology Services Ltd

In an informal interview, Dr. Keshab Panda, CEO & Managing Director, L&T Technology Services Ltd. opens up about his personal preferences, life and much more


If not in the current profession, You would be?
I have a strong passion towards knowledge sharing and considering this teaching certainly would have been something I would have taken up.

One tune you always hum?
With the never say die attitude- Haari Bazi ko Jeetna Hame Aata Hai!

One book you read when you want to motivate yourself.
My all-time favourite is, What got you here won’t get you there, by Marshall Goldsmith. It emphasizes continuous innovation in everything we do. Recently, our guiding force Mr.AM Naik authored his biography, 'The Nationalist' which is a truly inspiring read for one and all.

One Dialogue of a movie that motivates you or you like the most.
Jali ko aag kahte hain, bujhi ko raakh – engineering ko L&T kehte hain

The Place you never been to and always want to go.
Visit Geneva for European Organization for Nuclear Research known as CERN, is the world’s largest particle physics Laboratory.

An animal that signifies you & why.
Lion – Born to lead & fearless; two qualities necessary for any leader

A Movie Character you most resemble or resonate with:
a) Marvel or DC
b) Batman or Superman
c) Tom or Jerry
d) Chacha Chaudhary or Super Commando Dhruv
With our deep-rooted inquisitive nature, my pick of the lot is Chacha Chaudhary.

If your life was to be turned into a movie who would you like to play your part?
Aamir Khan for the versatility

Luck or Hard Work, What do you think weighs more in defining a successful Person?
Both in the ratio of 30 : 70. 70% perspiration, 30% inspiration!

One best decision you ever made.
Step down to step-up – join L&T Technology Services

A strategy that you always use to take your decisions in Personal or Professional life.
Go by intuition, follow your heart and do the right thing

Whose advise you seek when in dilemma?
The Divine – I speak to HIM in moments of uncertainty. Faith is a great force

What has been your biggest achievement?
Many, but the newest & one of its kind – taking L&T Technology Services public to a glorious stock market listing.

One thing that you want to change in yourself.
Spend a little more time with my family.

A line said by your closed one that you never forget.
My father used to say “Never be second”. This made me develop a determination to strive for nothing but the best.

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Jeet Sharma

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