N. R. Panicker
Chairman and CEO
A highly awarded technocrat with a successful track record of over 30 years in the IT and Media industry. As a young electronics engineer he entered the IT industry with a successful stint in HCL after which he founded the Accel Group of companies in 1991. On growing the venture from a start-up to an MNC with full operational presence in seven countries, he guided the company through a successful IPO and later gained industry accolade with the acquisition of a majority stake in his venture by British Telecom. Ranked by DQ India as one of the Top 10 Key Influencers in the Indian IT Industry he was also selected by the State Government and The Confederation of Indian Industry as one of the Top Ten CEO’s. Brimming with entrepreneurial drive he acquired several niche players in the IT Industry and established professional management teams across all the companies in the Group. One of his pet interests was the Animation and Media industry which he entered in 2006 and set up world class infrastructure which included one of India’s pioneering Performance Capture Studios. Deciding to focus on VFX , DI and Digital Asset Management, he relinquished his role in the IT arm of the Group and is now all set to recreate his entrepreneurial magic with Accel Media Ventures Limited.