People: Synopsys Inc (SNPS.O)
19 Dec 2014
de Geus, Aart
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.
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