Management Team

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Jifan Gao

Chairman, General Manager

Mr. Jifan Gao, Chairman and General Manager of Trina Solar, founded the company in 1997. He now serves as a member of the standing committee of China National Democratic Construction Association, a member of the Standing Committee of Jiangsu Provincial Political Consultative Conference, Chairman of China Photovoltaic Industry Association, Vice Chairman of China Energy Internet Alliance, and co-Chairman of Global Solar Council. He is also a founding member of the Private Sector Advisory Board for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Gao received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Nanjing University and his master’s degree in physical chemistry from Jilin University.

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Bo Cao

Deputy General Manager

Mr. Bo Cao joined Trina Solar in June 2020. He is a veteran of the PV industry with extensive and fruitful experience in manufacturing, products, supply chain, sales, and operations management. Before joining Trina Solar, he served as Vice President of JA Solar, President of Jinzhai Geri New Energy Technology, and Vice President of Beijing Enterprises Clean Energy Group.

 

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Jiqing Gao

Deputy General Manager

Mr. Jiqing Gao joined Trina Solar in 1997 as one of its co-founders. He served as Production Manager, Technical Quality Manager, Head of R&D department, Technical Director, Vice President of project (capacity) expansion, Vice President of system division, and Head of system division in China.

David You

President 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.

Steven Zhu

President, North America Region

Mr. Steven Zhu has more than 16 years of experience in the 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 projects and over $600 million assets. Steven was the Head of the Project Development and Business Development departments at Trina Solar to develop projects globally.  Steven was also the VP of Procurement handled Trina’s polysilicon supplies from 2005 to 2009 and was part of the NYSE IPO team in 2006.