Synopsys (SNPS) Names Sassine Ghazi As Chief Operating Officer

By Dan Anderson ● August 23, 2020
  • Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) recently announced that Sassine Ghazi has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer. These are the details.

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) recently announced that Sassine Ghazi has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer. Ghazi — who joined the company in 1998 — is bringing multiple decades of experience in chip design, applications engineering, customer support, sales, and business management. 

And most recently, he was general manager of Synopsys’ Design Group where he accelerated the development of market-changing new products and put into place a compelling strategy and roadmap grounded in deep technical knowledge and close customer collaboration. Before Synopsys, he worked as a design engineer at Intel. Plus he holds bachelor’s degrees in business administration and electrical engineering and a Master of Science in electrical and computer engineering.

Synopsys is known as the Silicon to Software partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications we rely on every day. And Synopsys has a long history of being a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software security and quality solutions. 


“Sassine’s outstanding track record, strong industry relationships, and keen understanding of both the technical innovation and business execution of our company makes him a great choice for the COO position. As Synopsys continually evolves to sustain strong growth and technical innovation, Sassine’s infectious enthusiasm, can-do management and focused execution are perfect to help lead the company to deliver on our growth and profitability objectives.”

— Aart de Geus, chairman and co-CEO of Synopsys

“It is a privilege to assume the COO position, working alongside our senior leaders to further evolve and focus the strengths of Synopsys. Our strategy has never been more compelling in delivering high-value innovation to enable our customers’ ambitious objectives. I am incredibly energized to work with the team as we continue to accelerate technical impact, sharpen operational excellence and deepen customer relationships.”

— Sassine Ghazi

“Synopsys is a strong company powered by industry leaders, an outstanding field organization and committed employees. Sassine embodies the characteristics we honor: technical depth, integrity and a passion for customer and team success.”

— Chi-Foon Chan, co-CEO of Synopsys