Bhibekshan M. Chowdhry, 7837/Jinnah

Bhibekshan Chowdhry - 2005

By Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui, 671/Latif

Bhibekshan M. Chowdhry, kit no. 7837/Jinnah House joined Cadet College Petaro in 1978 in 8th Class and left the college in 1983 after completing his Intermediate.

He was born on 6 September 1965 and got married to Mrs. Saroj on 26 January 1999. They have 2 children - Vikraant and Raghuvendra.

Bhibekshan graduated from Mehran University for Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro  in Computer Systems Engineering in 1989. He then obtained an MBA degree in Marketing from the Karachi University in 1992.

"Bhibs" or "Shawn" - as he is popularly known in various circles - has had a very progressive career development over these two decades. Starting out as an internee at IBM Pakistan, Universal Business Machines Karachi and Algemene Bank of Nederland while he was still a student, he became the National Sales Manager for Saztel, Karachi between 1991 and 1994 for their different ranges of electronics and communications products and systems. During this period, he had an extensive exposure with multinationals like Motorola, Cylink, Hypercom, Gandalf Infotron, Multitech and many others.

He moved to the USA in 1994 and worked initially for a company called SIL, Inc as Sales Manager from 1994-1996 for exports of hardware and general merchandise to India, Pakistan and Mexico. During 1996-1998, he worked as Product Manager for Canara Technologies, Inc based in California, creating a global market for optical storage products (CD/DVD). He then joined INSC Inc, California between 1998-1999 as Director of Sales and Marketing in the CD duplication business.

At a young age, he chose to become an entrepreneur in 1999, and founded his own company called Shivnet, Inc. based in California. The company distributes IT products worldwide and deals in products of a variety of major manufacturers of hardware.

Bhibs has been a very conscientious Petarian, and has been a great proponent of Petarian unity. He has been in the forefront of promoting welfare and charitable projects for Petaro and Petarians. While supporting the Petarian Foundation in its scholarship and teacher training programs, he has been instrumental in promoting the establishment of a Secondary School for the people living in and around Petaro in conjunction with the Citizens' Foundation (TCF).

Its a real pleasure to have know Bhibs. He is a gem of a person.