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USCIS award for Subir Chowdhury

April 28, 2009 11:42 IST

Subir Chowdhury, chairman and CEO of ASI Consulting Group, LLC, has been named for the 'Outstanding American by Choice Award' by the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) in recognition of his work and contributions to the US.

Chowdhury, one of the most influential quality and leadership gurus in the world, who has been hailed by The New York Times as a 'leading quality expert,' and by Business Week as 'the Quality Prophet,' will be presented the award by the USCIS April 29 during a special naturalization ceremony in Detroit.

Acting Deputy Director Michael Aytes will present the award.

Past recipients of the award include Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize winner and author; Indra K Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo; and John Shalikashvili, former General and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, United States Army, among others.

The 'Outstanding American by Choice Award' was created by the USCIS to recognize the outstanding achievements of naturalized US citizens. As part of the Department of Homeland Security, USCIS carries out federal immigration polices, including the naturalization services.

Recipients of the award display exceptional accomplishments through professional achievements and leadership, civic participation, responsible citizenship, and demonstrate outstanding commitment to the United States while embodying the values and ideals that are inherent to this country, and within each of its citizens.

Chowdhury, who was born in Chittagong (Bangladesh), holds an undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, a graduate degree in industrial management from Central Michigan University CMU, and an honorary doctorate in engineering from the Michigan Technological University.

Author of 12 books, including international bestsellers like The Power of Six Sigma, Design For Six Sigma and The Ice Cream Maker, he has received numerous international awards for leadership in quality management and is an honorary member of the World Innovation Foundation.

Suman Guha Mozumder in New York