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</p><h3>Kathy Pesic</h3><p>
</p><h3>Iliya Pesic</h3><p>
</p><h3>Anthony Ngai</h3><p>
</p><h3>Anthony Ngai</h3><p>

Kathy Pesic

Iliya Pesic

Dr. Babak Taheri

Anthony Ngai

Chair of the Board and Chair of the Compensation Committee
Board Member and Chair of the Nomination and Governance Committee
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</p><h3>William Molloie</h3><p>

William Molloie

 
Board Member and Chair of the Audit Committee

Dr. Babak Taheri

Chief Executive Officer and Board Member

Babak Taheri is the CEO and Member of the Board of Directors at Silvaco Group, a leading provider of TCAD, EDA, and design IP software. He began his career at Silvaco as chief technical officer and executive vice-president of products. He also has been the CEO / president of IBT working with investors, private equity firms, and startups on M&A, technology, and business diligence.

While at IBT, he served on advisory boards of MEMS World Summit, Novasentis, AGCM, ALEA labs, Lion Point Capital, and Silver Lake. Prior to IBT, he was the VP & GM of the sensor solutions division at Freescale semiconductor (now NXP).

Babak was the recipient of “The Perfect Project Award” in 2003 while at Cypress; Twice recipient of the “Diamond Chip Award” in 2013 /14 while at Freescale; recipient of the MEMS & Sensors executive of the year award in 2014, and in 2015 was the recipient of the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal from UC. Davis College of Engineering, where he is on the advisory board to the college. Dr. Taheri served as a member of the governing council on ESDA Alliance from 2019 to 2021 and served on the board of Parisi House on The Hill from June 2021 to May 2022.

He has held VP/GM roles at Cypress Semiconductors, Invensense (now TDK) and key roles at SRI International and Apple. Babak received his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from UC Davis with majors in EECS and Neurosciences. He has over 20 published articles and holds over 30 issued patents. His most recent published book in 2021 is titled “Artificial Sensors Shape the Six Pillars of Our Lives”.

William Molloie

Board Member and Chair of the Audit Committee

William Molloie is a member of the Board and Chair of the Audit Committee at Silvaco Group Inc.
Before joining Silvaco he was an Assurance Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers where he spent more than thirty-four years. Bill’s primary areas of expertise include mergers & acquisitions, capital transactions, initial and secondary public offerings, private placements, and venture capital. He has served as lead partner on many publicly traded and private technology and pharma/life science clients in Philadelphia, China and Southern California and led the SoCal Pharma/Life Science practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has additionally served in leadership roles in organizations such as Biocom, Connect, and the San Diego Venture Group and chaired the Investment and Audit Committees of The Scripps Research Institute and served in similar capacities with other organizations.

He is currently a Lecturer in the Graduate program of UCSD’s Rady School of Management and is a member of the Board of Directors of a San Diego based early-stage biotech company, where he also serves on the Compensation Committee.

Bill is a CPA and recently received his certificate for the completion of “Cybersecurity: Managing Risk in the Information Age” from Harvard University’s Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning. He is a graduate of Temple University with a BBA in both Accounting and Finance.

Iliya Pesic

Iliya Pesic

Board Member and Chair of the Nomination and Governance Committee

Iliya Pesic has served on our board of directors since 2012. He was Chairman of the Board from November 2012 until April 2021 and since December 2021 has transitioned to Chair of Nomination and Governance Committee. Mr. Pesic also served as the Compensation Committee Chair from April 2021 until December 2021. Mr. Pesic was also an employee advisor from November 2012 and still is an advisor to the company to present day. Prior to joining Silvaco, from November 2007 to June 2012, Mr. Pesic served as Process Engineer at Proteus Digital Health Inc., a digital medicines company, and as Senior Process Engineer from June 2012 to February 2013, focusing on fabrication of advanced ingestible sensors and implantable medical devices. Mr. Pesic graduated summa cum laude in 2003 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University and graduated in 2006 with an M.S. in Electronic Engineering from Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan under the guidance of Professor Fujio Masuoka, the inventor of Flash memory.

Anthony Ngai

Board Member

Anthony Ngai is a member of the Board of Directors. Before joining Silvaco, he was a senior investment banker and spent 15 years at JPMorgan on Wall Street, London and Hong Kong offices. He was most recently the head of the firm’s Asia Pacific trading division.

Anthony obtained a Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Finance from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and continued his education at Harvard Business School.

Currently, Anthony serves on various boards and investment committees including the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, Noel Croucher Prize Endowment Fund and Chung Chi College.

Kathy Pesic

Chair of the Board and Chair of the Compensation Committee

Kathy Pesic co-founded Silvaco in 1984 and has served as our Treasurer since October 2012, and is currently our Chair of the Board of Directors and also serves as our Chair of our Compensation Committee since December 2021. Ms. Pesic also founded Kipee International, a real estate investment and management company in March 2001 and currently serves as President of Kipee International. Since January 2013, Ms. Pesic has served as the President of Marriott Business Owners Association, a private organization. Prior to that, Ms. Pesic served in various capacities at HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ), a multinational information technology company from 1976 to 1998, focusing on VLSI process technology, especially bipolar, CMOS, and high-frequency devices with a later focus on reliability of optical devices. Ms. Pesic has served as a member of the Board of Directors for DOTT Limited, a pet owners solutions company operating in the IoT space since March 2016. Ms. Pesic received a B.S. in Chemistry and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University. Ms. Pesic is a Board Member of the Ngai Family Foundation, a non-profit charity dedicated to making contributions for underprivileged youth. Finally, Ms. Pesic has an endowed associate professorship at Purdue University’s Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering.

Carlos Mazure

Dr. Carlos Mazure

Board Member

Dr. Carlos Mazure is Chairman and Executive Director of the SOI Industry Consortium and Executive Vice President of Soitec. Prior to joining Soitec, he held executive roles at Infineon Technologies AG and at Motorola Semiconductors.

In addition to his business leadership experience, Dr. Mazure has an in-depth understanding of semiconductor technology with more than 100 patents filed worldwide and has authored over 120 scientific papers. He holds two PhDs in physics, one from the University of Grenoble, France, and the other from the Technical University of Munich, Germany.