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
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
Yong Liu Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Yong Liu was appointed chief operating officer in December 2013.
Mr. Yong Liu has been the director of board since November 2010.
Mr. Yong Liu was appointed Chief Technology Officer in September 2010.
Mr. Liu has been general manager in charge of JA Solar's Yangzhou manufacturing site since he joined the company in July 2008.
Mr. Liu has more than 15 years of operation management experience at semiconductor wafer and solar cell manufacturing facilities. Prior to joining JA Solar, he served as fab director at Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), responsible for running three 12-inch wafer foundry fabs, which were the most advanced wafer fabs in China. Mr. Liu had held various management positions in R&D and manufacturing since joining SMIC in 2001. Previously, Mr. Liu worked as deputy production manager at Wacker Siltronic Singapore.
Mr. Liu received his master's degree in solid state chemistry and bachelor's degree in solid state physics from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1992 and 1990, respectively.
Min Cao Chief Strategy Officer
Mr. Min Cao was appointed chief Strategy officer in December, 2013.
Mr. Min Cao was appointed chief financial officer in August 2011.
Mr. Cao has worked in the solar industry since 2006, having previously spent over a decade in the financial services sector. Most recently, he served as vice president of Jinglong Group, and managing director of JL Capital, an investment company under Jinglong Group focused on the cleantech and renewable energy sectors. Prior to joining JL Capital, Mr. Cao served as vice president of finance with Solarfun, where he was responsible for the company's private placement and its successful initial public offering on NASDAQ in 2006.
Before moving into the solar industry, he held senior management positions with leading Chinese securities firms, including Ping An Securities and Industrial Securities.
Mr. Cao holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the Shanghai University of Engineering Science, and an MBA from Fudan University.
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