Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mr Gao established Trina Solar in December 1997. He also serves as the President of the China Photovoltaic Industry Association ("CPIA") and the Co-Chairman of the Global Solar Council. Futhermore, he is the Vice President of China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products (CCCME) and the founding member of the Private Sector Advisory Board for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Chief Human Resources Officer
Ms Stephanie Yang Shao joined Trina Solar as Chief Human Resources Officer in September 2010. Prior to that she worked in multiple Fortune 500 companies in the US, including Colgate Palmolive, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Dun Bradstreet in roles of increasing responsibility in the areas of HR, Marketing and Business Development.
Head of China PV System Business Unit
Mr Jiqing Gao, Company Vice President, was appointed as the head of the China PV System Business Unit of Trina Solar in December 2015. Prior to that he served as Vice President of the PV System Business Unit and Vice President of China and Asia Pacific (excluding China), Middle East and Africa PV System Business Unit. Mr Gao has extensive experience across various departments of the company, including production, quality management, operations, and research and development.
Chief Branding Officer
Mr. Colin Yang joined the company in April 2010. He is the Chief Branding Officer of Trina Solar and leads the branding and Public Affairs team of the company. He has twenty years diplomatic experience including his service at the Chinese Embassy in Thailand and the Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco. He has over ten years experience in corporate public affairs including his service as the Director for Government Communication of Cisco Systems (China) and Vice President for Government Affairs of Siemens (China).
Head of International System Business Unit
Mr. You Hongming joined Trina Solar as President of the International System Business Unit in January 2016. Prior to this, he served several well-known multinational companies and China state-owned enterprises, such as Shanghai Aerospace Automobile Electromechanical Co. Ltd., SAES Group of America and MW Zander of Germany.
President, North America Region
Mr. Steven Zhu has more than 10 years’ experience in management of photovoltaic enterprises. He worked as Executive Principle at the Trina International School, and at GCL Solar as Chief Operation Officer of Global Power Sector, where he managed a portfolio of over 600MW of project and over $600 million assets. Steven has also served as Head of the Project Development and Business Development departments at Trina Solar.