Azam describes himself as a people-person, and is energized by being around those who like to work hard and play hard. He is also a self-proclaimed workaholic, but when he is not working on making Akorbi an industry-leader, he loves spending time with his family. He is a father of two boys who enjoy basketball, football, action movies, and superheroes.
As the father of a deaf child, Azam has a special spot in his heart for others in the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing community. It is a profound kinship that he shares with this community, and he enjoys any chance to give back and provide support.
Ultimately, Azam would like to create an organization that supports children of this community to adapt and excel in mainstream education and life. The organization’s goal would be to provide resources and a solid foundation for these children and their families to thrive in their local communities, all around the world.
Azam also enjoys giving back and supporting organizations like the Ronald McDonald House charities and the North Texas Food Bank because of how much they do to help families in need and sick children. He is passionate about education and continues to pay for the college education and support of deserving students around the world, including his native India and Colombia. Under his guidance, Akorbi has formed a partnership with NASA to teach English to deserving students in Colombia with the plan to expand this program all over the world.
Azam’s Education and Experience
He received his Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Osmania University in Hyderabad, India and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Orleans with a focus on artificial intelligence and routing algorithms.
Azam is also a graduate of Southern Methodist University’s Corporate Leadership and Finance Programs. Most recently, he graduated from the Harvard Business School’s Owner/President Management (OPM) program (Class 58), which is focused on developing visionary entrepreneurial leaders, ready to inspire and lead organizational change, capitalize on disruptive innovation, and sustain enterprise success.
Azam’s extensive management and technical background includes experience in diverse industries including insurance, medical, systems security, finance, human resources, government, real estate, and energy.
He is also an expert in enterprise technology architecture, system design and implementation. He has held leadership roles for a variety of technology programs for Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Regus Management Group and ENSCO International. In addition to this he has also managed national security projects for CACI, the Department of Defense and the National BioDynamics Laboratory.
Azam’s exceptional leadership skills and passion for giving back have won him several awards and honors including the 2015 Immigrant Entrepreneur Award and the 2016 Dallas 100 33rd fastest-growing company. He is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, the world’s premier peer network of chief executives and business leaders focused on becoming better leaders and better people.