Our Team

  • CEO & President

    Mohammed E Rahman

    Mohammed Rahman is the Founder and CEO of Ulkasemi Private Limited. He has guided the company to a leadership position. Rahman has more than 35 years of experience in the semiconductor industry in engineering management, strategy making, resource building, product planning, and risk management. He started his career as a Design Engineer at AMD and held senior technical and management positions with Oki Semiconductor, Virtual Silicon and Syntera Communication. During his 12+ years of tenure in AMD, he was a pioneer in designing several interface logic chips. He has patents on data communication systems. Rahman received his B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology and MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. He also attended engineering management courses in Stanford University.

  • Chief Operating Officer (COO)

    Dr. Mizan Rahman

    Dr. Mizan Rahman has 30 years of design and management experience from the Silicon Valley; specialized in Chip Design to full System Design. He brings Product Development and Engineering Management leadership to Ulkasemi. Mizan has extensive hands-on expertise on ASIC, SoC, PCB and System Design; worked with Fortune 100 global companies like HP, Sun and Cisco. He was awarded fourteen patents. He was co-founder of two successful startups: RMI (acquired by NetLogic) & SiSilk. Dr. Rahman is an active Stanford University alumni with a strong passion to help the poorest of the poor. He is the Chairman & CEO of philanthropic organization, RIJaKK.org. Mizan has BS EE, MS EE, Ph.D EE and MS CS degrees.

  • VP of Engineering

    Srinivas Rao Kukutla

    Srinivas brings over 25 years of extensive experience in IP based chip implementation. His passion for cross functional team and business development along with hands-on technical training and implementation has seen multiple high speed processor class chips to production at companies like AMD, Procket Networks, Cisco Systems, KoolChip, Wave Computing, Totic Technologies and multiple other startups. Srinivas has a MS in Microelectronics from BITS, Pilani, India.

  • Advisor

    Dr. Sohel Imtiaz

    Sohel Imtiaz is a trusted advisor for CEOs of emerging growth technology firms with a focus on raising valuation. Dr. Imtiaz has 25 years of experience in semiconductor industry and academia. He received his Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona in May 1997. Dr. Imtiaz held various engineering and management positions at leading Silicon Valley companies, such as, Microlinear, Fairchild, Micrel and Linear Dimensions. Dr. Imtiaz has also been involved in a number of start-up companies. He has contributed in various positions, such as Director of Engineering, Design Engineering Manager, Design Engineer, PDK & IP developer. His areas of interest are Power Management ICs, Power Charger, Solar Micro-inverters, LED lighting systems, Filters, DC-DC and AC-DC regulators, LDOs, A-to-D converters, and Transceivers. Dr. Imtiaz holds six US patents, published four IEEE Transaction papers and presented eight technical papers in IEEE conferences.