Current Residence: Redmond, Washington
Hometown: Cochin, India
Languages: English ,
If you're wondering,
Koshy is a derivative of the name
used by Christians in the south Indian state of
Kerala, and as a surname among families from Kerala in the United States.
My dad has spent nearly all of the last 25 years working on various airport projects in the Middle East including
KAIA in Jeddah amd
in Dammam (which opened in 1999 to become the largest airport in the world at the time),
and later at
in Doha, Qatar. He is currently with the
Abu Dhabi Ports Company
and is involved in the development of the
Khalifa port. [Show more]
and Industrial Zone comprising of a port on reclaimed land at Taweelah (half way between Abu Dhabi and Dubai)
and an industrial zone covering 420 sq. km.
Before taking up employment in the Midlle East, he was a management
consultant with the
National Productivity Council in New Delhi
Prior to that he was with TELK, a leading transformer
company with Hitachi collaboration.
My younger brother and I moved to India in 1997 with my mom in light of the better educational opportunities there. For the next 12 years, we spent our vacations back with my dad and he
came home a few times a year to see us. It was quite a sacrifice on their part, but it immeasurably impacted the direction my life took and definitely contributed to where I am today.
Everything you see here, everything I have created and everything that I have ever achieved would not have been possible without the support and guidance of my parents - John Koshy and Susan John.
My successes are not my own - they are a manifestation of the person my parents moulded me to be. That someone so thoroughly average like me could do as well as I have is a reflection of the
sacrifices they made.