Antonio Varas

Chief Strategy Officer at Synopsys

Antonio Varas is the current Chief Strategy Officer at Synopsys. Prior to this, they spent 17 years at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where they were a Senior Partner and Managing Director, and also Global Co-Lead of BCG's semiconductor practice. In this role, Antonio gained deep experience in semiconductors and wireless technology across the value chain, with a focus on strategy, M&A and integration, go-to-market and operating model design.

During their time at BCG, Antonio also authored multiple thought leadership publications about key topics at the intersection of technology, geopolitical dynamics and policy. These included several reports in collaboration with the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).

Prior to joining BCG, Antonio spent three years at Endesa as Senior Manager of Corporate Strategy. In this role, they supported the Chief Strategy Officer in setting up a new Corporate Strategy department, as well as developing new internal methodologies and frameworks to evaluate the corporate business portfolio and allocate capital and resources across businesses.

Before Endesa, Antonio spent three years at Telefonica as Senior Manager of Strategy and Global Corporate Development.

Antonio Varas has a Master in Business Administration from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a Licentiate degree (BSc+MSc) in Business/Managerial Economics from the University of Deusto.

Antonio Varas reports to Aart de Geus, Chairman & co-CEO. They work with Jan Collinson - Human Resources and Facilities Officer, Jason Schmitt - GM Software Integrity Group (SIG), and Michael Sanie - SVP, Enterprise Marketing and Communications.



  • Chief Strategy Officer

    September, 2021 - present

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