Kashmiri American In US’s Top 50 CEO List

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SRINAGAR: Shafat Qazi, the CEO of US-based BQE software has made it to the top 50 CEOs of the mid-sized American companies list, USA Today reported. Qazi is at rank 48.

Shafat Qazi (in the front row on the right side) along with his employees at BQE’s Rangreth premises. KL Image Bilal Bahadur

The USA Today has quoted the survey by Comparably, a compensation, culture and career website. The survey has two parts. In the first section are major companies like Google and Facebook. In the second part are the mid-sized companies that include BQE Software.

BQE Software is a major player in accounting and time billing software that has an impressive software development centre in Srinagar where it employs more than 100 software engineers. BillQuick, one of its software is literally in mass use among professional service providers. Srinagar development centre is the key ingredient of the California based company that serves more than half a million professionals across the world.

“I am humbled and honored to be listed among the top 50 CEOs of 2018,” Qazi wrote on his facebook.

Despite living and operating in California where he founded the company, Qazi is hugely connected with Kashmir and has remained very active on the cultural front. He has studied in Kashmir and his father retired as the principal of the Amar Singh College.

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