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Asif Chowdhury is currently working as an executive management at a global semiconductor company where he also serves as the head of their Japan business. During his thirty plus years in the semiconductor field, Asif has travelled extensively to many parts of the world, especially in Asia giving him an opportunity to work with people from different cultures and various backgrounds. His career path has moved him and his family from Texas to Arizona to South Korea, to Japan to Massachusetts and more recently to Singapore. Asif worked as an expatriate in Seoul, Korea for three years and later in Tokyo, Japan for four years. His business development role in Japan took him all over the country and enabled him to work and interact with the Japanese people from all walks of life but especially with the sarariman from many top Japanese companies.
He has written for various trade publications and magazines and is a regular contributor to the Living in Singapore magazine published by the American Association of Singapore.
Asif holds several degrees including a BS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Texas in Arlington, an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Southern Methodist University (Dallas, Texas), an MS in Finance and an MBA from Northeastern University (Boston, Massachusetts).
Asif currently resides in Singapore with his wife and teenage son while his daughter is working as an aerospace engineer in Texas.