Achiever's Success Story
Perseverance goes a long way
Abutaahir is a seasoned technical leader in the semiconductor industry with over 20 years of experience. His journey began in India after Graduating with an Engineering degree in 1999. Recognizing the value of diverse experiences, he worked for multiple companies within the semiconductor sector, continually expanding his skill set and expertise.
In pursuit of international exposure, Abutaahir made a significant decision to move to the United States, where he immersed himself in a different work culture and collaborated with professionals worldwide. He embraced the challenges and opportunities that came with living and working in the US.
After nearly a decade in the US, Abutaahir made the heartfelt choice to return to his homeland, India, driven by a strong desire to be closer to his family and contribute to the development of his motherland. Leveraging his international experience and expertise, he aimed to make a meaningful impact on India’s semiconductor sector, recognizing the potential and opportunities within the country.
Currently serving as the Director of Engineering at Cadence Design Systems, a highly esteemed company, Abutaahir is responsible for leading and managing engineering teams, driving innovation, and ensuring the successful delivery of cutting-edge semiconductor solutions. His role involves overseeing strategic direction, fostering a culture of excellence, and promoting collaboration among team members. Nurturing talent and empowering engineers to push boundaries and innovate are fundamental aspects of his leadership approach.
Abutaahir holds a B-Tech degree in Electronics & Communication from Vellore Institute of Technology. He has further expanded his knowledge and skills through professional development programs, including the General Management program at UCLA Anderson School of Management and the Artificial Intelligence for Leaders program at UT McCombs School of Business.
Looking back, Abutaahir can now connect the dots and see how each experience has shaped him into the technical leader he is today. Steve Jobs’ insight about retrospectively understanding life’s sequence of events resonates with him, affirming the value of his past experiences, achievements, and challenges as building blocks that have led him to forge his path with confidence and determination.