Management Team

JIFAN GAO

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).

MERRY XU

Interim Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Xu was appointed Trina Solar interim Chief Financial Officer in July 2016. She joined the Company in 2006 and has served in a number of important roles, including Finance Director, Vice President of Finance, Head of CEO Office, and Vice President and Strategy Assistant to the CEO. She has been part of Trina Solar's core management team for years and has participated in the Company's recent key development initiatives.

STEPHANIE SHAO

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.

JIQING GAO

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.

COLIN YANG

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).

DAVID YOU

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.

Li Yan ( Helena Li)

President, Asia Pacific & Middle East

Helena joined Trina in September 2013. She is currently responsible for managing of all Sales and Sales offices in the Asia Pacific & Middle East Region, including Trina’s regional head office in Singapore.
She has more than 6 years working experience in solar industry in sales, marketing and operational executive roles. Before entering into solar industry, Helena worked in semiconductor and software industry, in companies such as Microsoft and Intel. She has more than 15 years’ experience working in Asia Pacific regional roles.