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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.
created about $ 1-10 billion in 2000.
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
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