Subir Chowdhury is one of the world's leading authorities in
quality strategy. He is chairman and CEO of ASI Consulting Group, LLC --
the world leader on Six Sigma and Quality Leadership implementation consulting
and training. A respected quality strategist, Chowdhury's clients include
global Fortune 100 companies as well as small organizations in both the public
and private sectors. Hailed by the New York Times as a "leading quality expert," Chowdhury is the author of
twelve books, including the international bestseller The Power of Six Sigma, which has been translated in more than 20 languages and has
sold more than a million copies worldwide. Chowdhury's Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) is the first book on the topic and is credited with
popularizing DFSS philosophy in the world. His Management 21C was selected as the
Best Business Book of 1999 by Amazon.com in U.K. and translated into more than
ten languages. His latest book titled The Ice Cream Maker garnered praise by leaders and prestigious media like The Washington Post, The Detroit News and has been distributed to every honorable Member of the U.S.
Congress (Senators and House of Representatives).
Chowdhury has received numerous international awards for his leadership in quality management and his major contributions to various industries world-wide. In addition to being honored by the Automotive Hall of Fame, the Society of Automotive Engineers awarded him its most prestigious recognition, the Henry Ford II Distinguished Award for Excellence in Automotive Engineering and elected him as SAE FELLOW. He also received the Society of Manufacturing Engineers' Gold Medal. The American Society for Quality (ASQ) honored him with the first Philip Crosby Medal for authoring the most influential business book on Six Sigma and elected him as ASQ FELLOW. He is also an honorary member of the World Innovation Foundation and International Technology Institute (ITI). In 2004 Chowdhury was inducted into the Hall of Fame for Engineering, Science and Technology (World Level) and the ITI honored him with its most prestigious Rockwell Medal for Excellence in Technology.
Chowdhury has an undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India, a graduate degree in industrial management from Central Michigan University (CMU), and an honorary doctorate in engineering from the Michigan Technological University (MTU). In 2003, in its golden anniversary, IIT featured Chowdhury as one of its top 15 eminent alumni and CMU awarded him with its Distinguished Alumni Award (which has been bestowed upon only 22 alumni in its 100-plus year history). Most engineering schools and business schools throughout the world include his engineering and management books in undergraduate and graduate programs. Chowdhury is frequently cited in the national and international media.