DECEMBER  2001
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DECEMBER 2001 Contents


 Joseph Allen Stein
 A tribute by Ram Rahman

A Spiritual Activist
 Rozalia Radhika Priya


 Ghulam Ali

 Prem Joshua
 (Listen to the track
 'Lahore Connection')

 (Listen to the track
 'Moria Badnawa')


 Telecoms & Software
 - Trends in south Asia

 Value/Wealth Creators

 Narayana Murthy - Infosys

 Sam Pitroda - C-DOT

 Aziz Premji - Wipro

 Sunil Mittal - Bharti Mittal

 Ambanis - Reliance

 Safi Qureshi

 Hassan Ahmed - Sonus

 Atiq Raza - Raza Foundries



 'It was five past midnight
 in Bhopal' - Lapierre

Performing Arts

 Simplifying Ramayana
 - Bharatiya Kala Kendra


 Islam's middle-path


 Sakti - Mother Goddess


 Nandita Das


 Wharton India Economic
 Forum Conference

 Editor's Note


the craft shop

the print gallery


Silk Road on Wheels

The Road to Freedom

Enduring Spirit

Parsis-Zoroastrians of

The Moonlight Garden

Contemporary Art in Bangladesh




Page  9  of  10


Telecom & Software - Trends & Future in South Asia



Salman Saeed


Part II - Pakistan. 




BSEE and MSAE from Carleton University and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University”.

Lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts  with his family.

Value/ Wealth  created about $ 1-10 billion in 2000.

(This extract is taken from the Sonus Networks website as an introduction)

“As President and Chief Executive Officer, Hassan Ahmed is responsible for the strategic direction and management of the company. Prior to joining Sonus in 1998, Dr. Ahmed was Executive Vice President and General Manager of Ascend Communications' Core Systems Division, which grew under his direction to a $1 billion business. Before Ascend's acquisition of Cascade Communications, he served as Cascade's Chief Technology Officer. Previously, Dr. Ahmed was President and Founder of WaveAccess, a pioneer in high-speed wireless network products. Additionally, he has held the positions of Product Engineering Manager, Analog Devices, and Director, VSLI Systems, Motorola Codex. He was also an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Management, Boston University. Dr. Ahmed holds a BSEE and MSAE from Carleton University and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University”.

Hassan Ahmed, speaking at the OPEN-US Group’s [ Pakistan entrepreneurs Boston Chapter ] meeting in September 2000 spoke about his experiences as a enterpreneur. His major points were that one should aim really big, which  is the only way to succeed against the existing giants such as CISCO, Lucent. He said that that is what enabled their team at Sonus to produce a world class  ESS Class 4  Voice over IP telephone switch which was fives times smaller than an equivalent switch from Lucent.

In terms of team building Hassan emphasized that a good strong company  is possible when each member is plug compatible with each other and able to back-up each other in terms of technology expertise and marketing and other skills needed in starting-up a new company.

A qualified pilot , he piloted the Company Plane when all other US Airlines were grounded due to weather conditions during their Marketing pre-IPO tour of the US Cities in 2000. The passengers on board were the Sonus team and the Goldman Sachs team members.




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