OUR TEAM

Farhat Jahangir

Founder, President & CEO

Ravi Kanth

Vice President of Business Operations

Hoang Nguyen

Vice President of Manufacturing Engineering

JB Kim

Vice President Customer Success,
GM OSAT Operations

Fred Huang

Director of Hardware Engineering,
General Manager for Taiwan

John Park

Legal Advisor of Corporate Affairs & Investments

Omair Farooqui

General Counsel

Prena Patel

Corporate Controller

Yolanda Vega

Director, Global Administration

Maryam Al-Bulushi

Sr. Manager, Corporate Affairs & Special Assistant to CEO

Jumana Al-Balushi

Manager, Human Resources

Subtain Saeed

Manager, Information Technology & Security

Farhat Jahangir
Founder, President & CEO

Farhat is the founder and CEO of GSME, where he brings over 25 years of hands-on experience in the semiconductor industry. Farhat is an expert in product, test, quality, reliability, and supply chain areas covering various hi-speed communication ICs, MEMS-based and CE System-based product lines. In 2016, Farhat led Quantenna to its IPO, which paved the way for the company’s acquisition by Onsemi for a staggering $1.1 billion in 2019. As the General Manager/Vice President of Manufacturing at Onsemi, he successfully managed the 300mm EFK Fab as well as a revenue line exceeding $2 billion. Farhat is a recognized industry leader and uses his extensive experience to drive innovation in the field of semiconductor manufacturing. He began his career after graduating with a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arkansas.

Ravi Kanth
Vice President of Business Operations
Ravi has over 25 years of expertise in software development and optimization for semiconductor manufacturing, Ravi leads the implementation of BI and ML based databases to improve efficiency in manufacturing. Throughout his career, Ravi played a pivotal role in optimizing production planning over distributed manufacturing locations. He was head of the manufacturing business unit at Quantenna, where he spearheaded initiatives that resulted in a remarkable 99% on-time delivery rate and consistent quarter-on-quarter cost reductions.
Hoang Nguyen
Vice President of Manufacturing Engineering
Hoang is our VP of Manufacturing Engineering, where he brings over 30 years of experience in the semiconductor industry from tape out to product release and mass production. He has successfully led engineering teams, overseeing all aspects of New Product Introduction (NPI), Characterization, Test Programs, Manufacturing, and Sustaining. For 13 years at Quantenna (now Onsemi), Hoang led all NPI activities for WiFi-based IoT Client solutions and Access Points, including RF, PMIC, and SoC devices. Hoang graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from UC Berkeley.
JB Kim
Vice President Customer Success, GM OSAT Operations

JB Kim with over 38 years of extensive experience in various executive roles in the Semiconductor industry, JB brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our team.

As a seasoned executive with a proven track record in senior management positions, JB has played a pivotal role in driving customer engagement and success, providing cost-effective solutions, and implementing overall turn-key business strategies. JB is instrumental in building new product lines at OSAT’s and generating multi-million-dollar revenue, improving operating efficiency. Previously, JB as President and General Manager of Worldwide sales at Signetics was instrumental in engaging numerous new customers from various regions, growing revenue multifold. Prior to that, as Sr. Vice President of WW Test Services at Amkor lead initiative to introduce new products, total cost of ownership, quality and time to market. Prior to that he held various key positions in STATS ChipPAC, Anam, Philips etc.

Fred Huang
Director of Hardware Engineering, General Manager for Taiwan

Fred brings over 20 years of experience in the wireless industry, leading Customer Success teams at several semiconductor companies for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, LTE modem, and AP/router. Previously, Fred managed global Customer Success teams in the US and ANZ as the Director of Customer Success at Morse Micro in Sydney. Prior to that, he was the FAE/AE director and Business Development Manager at Quantenna/Onsemi, where he successfully promoted products in Greater China, Korea, Japan, and SEA, securing key customers for high-performance WiFi6/6E APs. Fred even led the FAE team at Broadcom, winning the first WiFi5 11ac chip at world-class phone makers in Taiwan and China

JOHN PARK
Legal Advisor of Corporate Affairs & Investments
John has over 25 years of experience advising senior management of technology companies through their entire life cycle: from incorporation, growth and all the way through exits. John has helped companies close over 100 financings which raised in excess of $250 million. John has assisted clients in numerous M&A transaction on the buy and sell side with values in excess of $1 billion. John has worked at leading corporate law firms Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York and Hong Kong and Fenwick & West in Silicon Valley after graduating with honors from Harvard College and Harvard Law School.
Omair Farooqui
General Counsel
Omair Farooqui is a business and civil litigation attorney with over 20 years of experience in corporate and securities law, intellectual property, real estate, and employment law. Omair has successfully represented businesses and individuals in civil litigation disputes involving patents, trademarks, trade secrets, real estate investments, securities governance, and wage and hour claims. He presented and argued before the California Supreme Court and is even registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office. Omair holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California, Riverside.
Prena Patel
Corporate Controller
Prena Patel brings over 20 years of expertise in accounting and finance operations, consistently achieving high rates of return for both private and public companies. She excels in implementing fiscal oversight and providing valuable financial counsel to operational managers, enabling companies to confidently pursue their objectives. Prena’s skill set encompasses monthly reporting, budget management and control, month-end accounting procedures, and a strategic business outlook. Prior to joining GSME, Prena held positions such as Director of Accounting at Standard Cognition and Accounting Manager at Quantenna Corporation (acquired by On Semiconductor). She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Nevada, Reno.
Yolanda Vega
Director, Global Administration
Yolanda comes to GSME with over 20 years of experience in administration, bookkeeping, vendor negotiation, and purchasing experience. Yolanda was previously a Purchasing Manager at Quantenna, where she excelled in overseeing vendor accounts, coordinating with cost accounting departments, and resolving discrepancies between invoices and purchase orders. Following Quantenna’s acquisition by Onsemi, she served as Onsemi’s Senior Buyer, leveraging her exceptional market research, competitor analysis, pricing, service, and product quality assessment skills to maximize cost-cutting advantages. Yolanda’s achievements were recognized when she received the high achievement status among the top 20% of employees in the company as well as the prestigious BRAVO Award for exceptional customer service and support.
Maryam Al-Bulushi
Sr. Manager, Corporate Affairs & Special Assistant to CEO

Maryam Al-Bulushi is a dedicated professional passionate about science and technology. Holding a prestigious degree from the German University of Technology, Oman, Maryam brings a wealth of skills and knowledge to this ever-evolving field. Currently, she serves as the Corporate Affairs Manager for GSME Oman, overseeing corporate affairs, strategic partnerships, and fostering growth. Maryam takes joy in contributing to GSME Oman’s vision and shaping the future of the electronics industry. She believes in collaboration, continuous learning, and making a lasting impact in the field of science and technology.

Jumana Al-Balushi
Manager, Human Resources
Jumana is GSME’s Human Resources Manager, where she nurtures a positive work environment and facilitates the growth and development of our team. By merging her scientific background with her HR expertise, Jumana brings a unique perspective, employing data-driven insights and innovative strategies to address organizational challenges and optimize talent management. Her academic career has allowed her to cultivate a strong foundation in science and technology and is the driving force behind her work. Jumana is a graduate of the German University of Technology in Oman.
Subtain Saeed
Manager, Information Technology & Security

Subtain Saeed is an IT Manager at GSME in Oman, responsible for overseeing EDA tool support and IT infrastructure across multiple locations, including Pakistan and the United States. With six years of professional experience, Subtain has a strong background in information security and Unified communication. His passion for continuous learning led him to the semiconductor industry, where he gained valuable insights and deepened his knowledge at a pivotal summit. Currently, as a Senior Information Security Engineer at GSME in Oman, Subtain plays a crucial role in safeguarding the organization’s digital assets and ensuring their integrity. He graduated from the University of Punjab with a degree in Computer Science, laying a solid foundation for his career in this dynamic field.

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