Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority appoints Hayssam Balach as Senior Vice-President -Business Development
- United Arab Emirates: Monday, September 17 - 2012 at 11:08
Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis, the integrated free zone technology park, announced the appointment of Hayssam Balach as Senior Vice-President - Business Development.
Balach is additionally mandated to highlight DSO's role as a facilitator of entrepreneurship and innovation, as well as research and development.
Prior to joining DSOA, Balach served as Vice-President - Operations for Europe and Asia for systems on a chip (SoC) specialist Sonics Inc. In addition to hiring and managing application engineers and sales managers, Balach was tasked with overseeing local marketing activities.
During his tenure, he drove significant growth in licensing revenues and played a key role in signing on Europe's largest semiconductor IDM. Earlier Balach held various positions at MIPS Technologies, Toshiba, Hitachi and Amdahl.
A wholly-owned entity of the Government of Dubai, Dubai Silicon Oasis operates as a free zone technology park for semiconductors, microelectronics and other electronics-based companies looking to set up their regional headquarters and R&D divisions in the Middle East and North Africa region.
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