People: Synopsys Inc (SNPS.O)

SNPS.O on Nasdaq

19 Dec 2014
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de Geus, Aart 

Brief Biography

Dr. Aart J. de Geus is Chairman of the Board, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Synopsys Inc. He co-founded Synopsys and has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors since February 1998 and Chief Executive Officer since January 1994. In May 2012, Dr. Chi-Foon Chan was appointed Co-Chief Executive Officer of Synopsys with Dr. de Geus. Since the inception of Synopsys in December 1986, Dr. de Geus has held a variety of positions, including President, Senior Vice President of Engineering and Senior Vice President of Marketing. He has served as a director since 1986, and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors from 1986 to 1992 and again from 1998 until present. Dr. de Geus has also served on the board of directors of Applied Materials, Inc. since July 2007. Dr. de Geus holds an M.S.E.E. from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University.

Basic Compensation

Total Annual Compensation, USD Long-Term Incentive Plans, USD All Other, USD Fiscal Year Total, USD
500,000 -- 2,692,000 4,917,860

Options Compensation

  Quantity Market Value
Exercisable 3,155,858 191,942.00
Unexercisable 2,170,133 8,867.00
Exercised 670,400 8,519,740.00
Name Fiscal Year Total

Aart de Geus


Chi-Foon Chan


Trac Pham


Brian Beattie


Joseph Logan


Steven Walske

As Of 30 Oct 2013
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