Fall Orser Executive Speakers Forum: Behrooz Abdi
- Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm
- Jake Jabs Hall, 111 - view map
The Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce its fall Orser speaker, Behrooz Abdi. His presentation, "Navigating Uncertain Times," will take place on Thursday, October 21 from 5:00-6:00 pm in Jabs Hall 111, on the MSU campus.
This event is free and open to the public.
He will share stories and examples from his past that he hopes to inspire students to embrace uncertainty as a portal to new possibilities in their lives, and to thrive on the unknown, as they make career decisions and set out to carve their path post graduation.
Behrooz Abdi is an entrepreneur in the high-tech industry. In the last decade he has invested, or has served as an officer or board member, for a number of private and public companies, several of which have been acquired, creating billions of dollars of cumulative value for investors. Behrooz was most recently General Manager of the Micro Electro Mechanical Systems ("MEMS") Sensor Business Group of TDK Corporation and Chief Executive Officer of InvenSense, Inc., which was acquired by TDK for $1.3 billion in 2017. Prior to that, Behrooz was Chief Executive Officer and President of multi-core processor chip company RMI Corporation, which he sold to NetLogic Microsystems, Inc., a network processor company which was in turn acquired two years later by Broadcom for $3.9B. Behrooz was previously Senior Vice President and General Manager of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies at Qualcomm Incorporated which he helped grow to be the largest fabless semiconductor company during his tenure. Behrooz started his career as an integrated circuit design engineer at Motorola Inc. where he spent 18 years rising thru the management ranks, with his last role being the Vice President and General Manager in charge of the mobile radio frequency and mixed-signal integrated circuits product line. Behrooz holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Montana State University and a master's degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, and holds over 20 patents in the fields of semiconductor, communication systems and software.
The Orser Executive Speakers Forum is a continuing component of a program begun in 1988 to bring leaders to the College of Business to inspire students, so that they might enthusiastically pursue careers as innovative, responsible and ethical business leaders.