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.
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.
Helena Li is a highly experienced senior executive, who has spent more than ten years devoting to solar energy development since April 2011. Helena became President of Trina Solar’s global solar product business in Nov 2022. She joined Trina Solar in September 2013 as Managing Director and Vice President for Asia Pacific and the Middle East, and served as Trina Solar’s Head of Global Module business and Vice President of Trina Solar from 2019 through early 2022.
Trina Solar is involved in the residential, industrial and commercial (C&I), and utility segments of the solar market. Helena oversees Trina Solar’s sales, product and marketing in all three segments globally. Helena has also been tasked with helping Trina Solar position itself as a ‘total solutions’ provider for solar energy. Before joining Trina Solar, she worked for US semiconductor company Intel, possessing strong technical and global marketing background. She began her career in 1998 with Microsoft.
CEO, Trina Solar North America
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.