Rashik Parmar


Rashik Parmar

IBM Distinguished Engineer, IBM UK, Member of Leeds City Region LEP

Rashik Parmar MBE is the leader of IBM’s European technical community, an IBM Distinguished Engineer and previously President of IBM’s Academy of Technology.

He currently advising clients on their cloud innovation roadmap from a technology and business perspective drawing on thirty-three years of practical experience in IBM. He has worked for financial, retail and manufacturing clients on IT transformation projects of all sizes.

Rashik was appointed to the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Board in 2013. He chairs the LEP’s Business Communications Group, supporting business growth across the City Region by coordinating effective and inspiring communications between the LEP and City Region businesses.

He was awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) as part of HRH Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday honours for his contribution to business and innovation.