Farhan Ahmad is a Vice President at Credit Suisse. He is the Senior Analyst for Semiconductor Capital Equipment sector. Mr. Ahmad joined Credit Suisse in January of 2011, as an Associate on Semiconductor Capital Equipment and Cleantech team. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Mr. Ahmad was at Applied Materials from 1999 to 2011, in a variety of roles including Engineering, Product Management and Strategic Marketing. He became Senior Analyst for Semiconductor Capital Equipment in January of 2015, and was recognized by the Institutional Investors magazine as "Rising Stars of Wall Street' in their 2015 survey. While working at Credit Suisse, Farhan Ahmad has been part of teams that have ranked highly on external Institutional Investors rankings, including number 2 ranking for Semiconductor Capital Equipment in 2013 and 2014, number 1 ranking for Cleantech in 2013, and number 2 ranking for Semiconductors in 2015. Mr. Ahmad holds a B.Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and MBA from University of California, Berkeley. He holds three patents in the area of semiconductor process technology.