Baofang Jin Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Baofang Jin was appointed JA Solar 's chief executive officer in January, 2013.
Mr. Jin has been JA Solar's chairman since May 2005 and executive chairman of the board of directors since July 2009.
Mr. Jin has also been the chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Jinglong Group since 2003.
Mr. Jin currently serves as vice-chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference of Ningjin County, vice president of Hebei Chamber of Commerce, vice chairman of Hebei Association of Entrepreneurs, executive chairman of Hebei Information Industry Association, chairman of Electronic Information Materials Sub-Association of Hebei Information Industry and Informatization Association, etc.
Mr. Jin has served in several positions during his career, including director of executive office of Ningjin County Agricultural Equipment Bureau, manager of Ningjin County Agricultural Equipment Supply Company, director general and secretary of the Party committee of Ningjin County Bureau of Power, secretary of the Party committee of Ningjin County Power Supply Company as well as other posts.
Mr. Jin was awarded National Model Worker, Model Worker of Hebei Province, National "Wuyi" Work Medal, Outstanding Entrepreneur of Hebei Province, etc., and was the deputy to the 10th,11th and 12th National People's Congress.
Mr. Jin holds an associate's degree from Hebei Broadcast and Television University in China.
Jian Xie President & Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Xie Jian was appointed president in December, 2013.
Mr. Jian Xie was appointed as Chief Operating Officer in January 2010. He has been the director of board since August 2009.
Since joining JA Solar in April 2006, Mr. Xie has served in such capacities as the company's director of corporate finance, director of investor relations, assistant to the chief executive officer, secretary of the board of directors and vice president of Sales.
Prior to joining JA Solar, Mr. Xie worked in the investment banking department of Ping'an Securities Co., Ltd., and as an associate in the investment department at Dogain Holdings Group Co., Ltd.
Mr. Xie received his master's degree in finance from Guanghua School of Management at Beijing University in 2004.
Herman Zhao Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Herman Zhao was appointed chief financial officer in December, 2013.
Mr. Zhao previously served as JA Solar's CFO from July 2006 to May 2008. Since then, he has served as CFO at Legend Silicon Corporation, a Silicon Valley-based fabless semiconductor company, and Sky Solar Holdings Co., Ltd., a downstream solar-project developer.
Mr. Zhao holds an MBA from Golden Gate University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Navigation Engineering from Dalian Maritime University
Wei Shan Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Wei Shan has been with JA Solar leading R&D efforts since 2008. He has more than three decades of experience in both academic research and industrial development over a number of important semiconductor material systems that include silicon, germanium, II-VI and III-V compounds, wide-band-gap nitrides, dilute III-nitrides and related nanostructures such as quantum wells, wires, and dots, as well as optoelectronic and photovoltaic device applications based on these material systems. His previous professional experiences include associate professor at Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, senior research fellow at Center for Laser and Photonics Research of Oklahoma State University, staff scientist at Material Sciences Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), leading scientist with Intematix Corporation in charge of US DOE funded hydrogen generation and storage programs. He has published 160+ peer-reviewed journal articles and prestigious conference papers, as well as book chapters. He also holds four US patents and four Chinese patents.
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