Subir Chowdhury

About Subir Chowdhury

Who is it?: Author
Birth Day: January 12, 1967
Birth Place: Chittagong, Bangladeshi
Occupation: Author, Management consultant
Spouse(s): Malini Chowdhury

Subir Chowdhury

Subir Chowdhury was born on January 12, 1967 in Chittagong, Bangladeshi, is Author. Subir Chowdhury is a best-selling author of business books. Born in the capital of an impoverished nation, he learned the value of knowledge and education as a young child. With encouragement from his family, he began an invaluable correspondence with several influential writers and thinkers, whom he would later befriend at university. Originally seeking to please his father and become a doctor, he instead enrolled at India's most prestigious technology university. After graduation, he emigrated to the United States. While working for an industry leader in the automotive field, Subir became fascinated with ways to improve assembly line quality. The aspiring writer then had the privilege to work with and collaborate on several non-fiction books with prestigious authors. After several years of publishing books, one of Chowdhury's volumes became an international bestseller. He then branched out into the consulting field, establishing his own business. He continued to collaborate with industry leaders and authored or co-authored several more books on business practices. Thanks to his financial success, the management guru today spends much of his time engaged in philanthropic activity. Today, Subir is considered a global thought leader and an influential business practices author. He is one of the wealthiest individuals of Bangladeshi origin and currently funds several non-profit endowments to promote the study of Bangladeshi culture and literature at universities in the United States and Great Britain
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Occupation Writers
Age 57 years old
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Born January 12, 1967 (Chittagong, Bangladeshi)
Birthday January 12
Town/City Chittagong, Bangladeshi
Nationality Bangladeshi

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Born in Chittagong, Bangladesh, Chowdhury received his undergraduate degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) in Kharagpur, India (from which he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award) and a graduate degree in Industrial Management from Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan where he also received the Distinguished Alumnus Award. He came to the United States 1991 and eventually settled in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Chowdhury became a naturalized citizen in 2004.


In 1996, Chowdhury co-authored with Ken Zimmer a book titled QS-9000 Pioneers. The book was an early effort to demonstrate how companies "revitalized" their Manufacturing practices with standardized quality management processes. According to the book jacket, the book was endorsed by quality management experts Dr. Armand Fiegenbaum, Philip B. Crosby, J.D. Power III, and Dr. Genichi Taguchi.


Joining American Supplier Institute in 1997, Chowdhury began to work with his mentor Dr. Genichi Taguchi, developer of robust engineering theory, and Taguchi's son, Shin Taguchi who is also an Engineer. Together, they co-authored a book titled Robust Engineering (2000) that was designed to help producers bring products to market at a faster rate and at lower cost, and yet maintain a high level of quality.


Inspired by a book titled The Leader of the Future, Chowdhury began collaborating with other management thinkers to analyze leadership and organizational development. Management 21C was published in 2000 with contributions from Peter Senge, C K Prahalad, James Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner, Sumantra Ghoshall, Christopher A. Bartlett, and Rosabeth Moss Kanter.


The Six Sigma quality movement was reaching its height in popularity in 2001 when Chowdhury wrote his next book, The Power of Six Sigma. Reported as a bestselling nonfiction book, some reviewers noted that Chowdhury made complex topics quality management issues easy to understand by using a fictionalized story to model important concepts.


In 2002, Chowdhury wrote two more books on Six Sigma. Design for Six Sigma helped draw attention to emerging DFSS methodology that simplifies an otherwise complex management theory. The follow-up book The Power of Design for Six Sigma, stood out because unlike other books on the topic, Chowdhury successfully engaged a broad audience that included assembly line workers and CEOs to make Six Sigma even more accessible. These books lead Chowdhury to create a management implementation system he called “LEO” (Listen-Enrich-Optimize). This concept was later highlighted his book The Ice Cream Maker (2005) and later expanded in The Power of LEO (2011). His latest book is "Robust Optimization" (2016) co-authored with Shin Taguchi.


In 2003, Chowdhury formed ASI Consulting Group, LLC and became its Chairman and CEO.


The Ice Cream Maker (2005) continues to sell well and receive positive reader reviews.


In 2009, the Conference Board Review described Chowdhury as "an excitable, enthusiastic evangelist for quality." In an article speculating about an up-and-coming book by Jack Welch, the New York Times described Chowdhury as a "leading Quality Expert". Marshall Goldsmith called Chowdhury "the Quality Prophet" in an interview published by Business Week in 2007.


In 2011, the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) established the “Subir Chowdhury Medal of Quality Leadership” to be given each year to a global leader who promotes Quality in mobility industry.


In 2013, Thinkers 50 again recognized Chowdhury with a nomination for the 2013 "Breakthrough Idea" award for his work on "Economics of Quality".


The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies was established at University of California, Berkeley, January 2014. The Center’s mission is to the build ties between institutions in Bangladesh and the University of California. It will also will conduct research, promote art and culture, and offer three scholarships, namely: The Subir Chowdhury Fellowship on Quality of Life in Bangladesh for graduate students; The Malini Chowdhury Fellowship on Bangladesh Studies for graduate students in any field that concentrates on Bangladesh studies; and The Subir Chowdhury Undergraduate Scholarship awarded to students concentrating in South and Southeast Asian Studies at Berkeley with matching awards from the Ford Challenge, a fund provided by a Berkeley donor to match undergraduate scholarship gifts.


In 2017, Chowdhury published his 15th book titled The Difference: When Good Enough Isn't Enough.


Chowdhury started his career as a quality and systems Engineer assigned to General Motor’s Delphi Division in 1993. From 1998-2003 Chowdhury worked as an Executive Vice President of the American Supplier Institute, which at the time was a provider of technical training for mostly Automotive Manufacturing companies in the U.S.

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