Mr Gao established Trina Solar in December 1997.
He earned his bachelor's degree in chemistry from Nanjing University in 1985 and a master’s degree in physical chemistry from Jilin University in 1988.
Gao currently serves as Chairman of the China Photovoltaic Industry Association (CPIA), Deputy Secretary of the Chinese National Energy Internet Industry and Technology Innovation Alliance, and Co-Chairman of the Global Solar Council. He is one of the founding members of the Private Sector Advisory Board for the UNDP.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Gonzalo de la Viña
Head of MBU Europe
Mr Gonzalo de la Viña joined Trina Solar in 2015. He is a seasoned sales expert with experience in developing strategies for different markets, leading sales teams and supporting key projects. His career includes several management positions with leading solar and renewable companies including the position of Managing Director DACH & Eastern Europe at REC Solar, where he was responsible for setting up and developing the German entity. Mr de la Viña also worked as an independent consultant and holds a university degree in Business Administration (BA) as well as an MBA.