People: Daqo New Energy Corp (DQ)

DQ on New York Consolidated

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23 Oct 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Guangfu Xu

70 Chairman of the Board

Gongda Yao

54 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Bing Sun

41 2012 Chief Financial Officer

Qiangmin Zhou

2014 Chief Operating Officer

Guoping Zhu

41 2012 Chief Technology Officer

Tracy Zhou

51 2012 Chief Marketing Officer

Dafeng Shi

41 2013 Director

Xiang Xu

42 Director

Rongling Chen

70 2010 Independent Director

Mingsong Liang

44 2011 Independent Director

Arthur Wong

54 2012 Independent Director

Shuming Zhao

60 2011 Independent Director

Fumin Zhuo

2012 Independent Director

Kevin He

Investor Relations Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Guangfu Xu

Mr. Guangfu Xu is Chairman of the Board Director of Daqo New Energy Corp. Xu is principally responsible for formulating strategic development objectives. Mr. Xu has been the chairman and general manager of Daqo Group since January 1984 and currently holds directorship positions with 27 subsidiaries and affiliated entities of Daqo Group. Mr. Xu joined Xinba General Company, the predecessor entity of Daqo Group, in 1966 and has been instrumental in building Daqo Group from a small township and village enterprise to a manufacturer of electrical systems in China. Mr. Xu is a member of the Ninth People’s Congress of Jiangsu Province and the vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the Ninth Yangzhong City People’s Congress. Mr. Xu was named a National Township and Village Entrepreneur by the Ministry of Agriculture of China in 2001 and 2002. Mr. Xu graduated from secondary school in 1960.

Gongda Yao

Mr. Gongda Yao is Chief Executive Officer, Director of Daqo New Energy Corp. Mr. Yao has experience in the electronic development and manufacturing industry. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Yao served as the vice president and China general manager for Applied Materials from October 2006 to July 2008. Mr. Yao was also the vice president and general manager of the Integrated Metal Business Unit of Novellus Systems from October 2005 to October 2006, and vice president of operations at Ciwest Semiconductor Company from April 2005 to October 2005. Before that, Mr. Yao worked for Applied Materials at various management positions for 11 years. Mr. Yao received his Ph.D. in materials science & engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1992, his master’s degree in materials science from Tongji University and the Chinese Academy of Science in 1984 and his bachelor’s degree in theoretical physics from Shanghai University of Science and Technology in 1982. Mr. Yao holds more than 10 U.S. patents and has authored or co-authored more than 40 technical articles and papers.

Bing Sun

Mr. Bing Sun has been appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of Daqo New Energy Corp. effective February 1, 2012. Mr. Sun joined as chief financial officer in February 2012, from Shunda Holdings Co, a solar photovoltaic company based in China, where he was the Chief Financial Officer since June 2008. Prior to Shunda Holdings, Mr. Sun was financial controller at BCD Semiconductor, a analog integrated device manufacturer in China from April 2007 to June 2008. Mr. Sun’s earlier experiences include serving as audit manager at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and compliance manager at The Brinks Company. Mr. Sun holds MBA degree with concentration in accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University and he is a U.S. Certified Public Accountant.

Qiangmin Zhou

Mr. Qiangmin Zhou has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Daqo New Energy Corp., effective June 30, 2014. First joining the company in 2007, Mr. Qiangmin Zhou served as the General Manager of the polysilicon business group and then as the Chief Operations Officer. He resigned from the Company for personal reasons in April 2013 and rejoined Daqo New Energy in June 2014.

Guoping Zhu

Mr. Guoping Zhu has been appointed as Chief Technology Officer of Daqo New Energy Corp., effective 17 October 2012. Mr. Zhu has served as chief technology officer since October 2012. Mr. Zhu joined company in August 2006 and was previously the deputy general manager of Xinjiang Daqo. Prior to his tenure in Xinjiang, Mr. Zhu served as a technologist and deputy general manager at Chongqing Daqo Group. Mr. Zhu has over 18 years of experience in chemical, materials, and electric industries. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Tianjin University of Science and Technology.

Tracy Zhou

Ms. Tracy Tianqun Zhou has been appointed as Chief Marketing Officer of Daqo New Energy Corp., effective 17 October 2012. Dr. Zhou has served as chief marketing officer since October 2012. Dr. Zhou served as chief technology officer between January 2009 and October 2012. Prior to joining in January 2009, Dr. Zhou served as a product manager at Silicon Quest International in Santa Clara, California from January 2008. From 2004 to 2008, Dr. Zhou was the senior field applications engineer at MEMC Electronics Materials, Inc. in San Jose, California. Before that, Dr. Zhou was the silicon business unit manager at West Coast Quart from 2001 to 2004, operations director at Unisil Corp from 1998 to 2001 and senior process engineer at Mitsubishi Silicon America (now Sumco) from 1994 to 1998. Dr. Zhou received her Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from North Carolina State University in 1993 and a master’s degree from the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics in 1986. Dr. Zhou received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1982

Dafeng Shi

Mr. Dafeng Shi is Director of Daqo New Energy Corp. Mr. Shi was serving as a director of the Company since its initial public offering until October 2011. Mr. Shi has been the vice president for finance of Daqo Group since January 2006 and currently holds directorship positions with four subsidiaries and affiliated entities of Daqo Group. Prior to joining Daqo Group, Mr. Shi served as the vice president of Yangzhong Tianyuan Accounting Firm from 2000 to 2001. Mr. Shi received his bachelor’s degree in economic management from the Correspondence Institute of the Central Party School in 1997 and his associate degree in accounting from Nanjing University of Finance & Economics in 1992. Mr. Shi received his master degree of professional accountancy from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Mr. Shi is a Certified Public Accountant in China.

Xiang Xu

Mr. Xiang Xu is a Director of Daqo New Energy Corp. Mr. Xu is also the vice chairman of the board and president of Daqo Group and currently holds directorship positions with 25 subsidiaries of Daqo Group. Mr. Xu served as the general manager of Jiangsu Changjiang Electric Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Daqo Group, from January 2000 through May 2006. Mr. Xu received his EMBA degree from Nanjing University in 2004.

Rongling Chen

Mr. Rongling Chen is Independent Director of Daqo New Energy Corp. Mr. Chen has served as director since October 2010. Mr. Chen has served as an independent director to Tianjin Zhonghuan Semiconductor Co., Ltd., a company listed on Shenzhen Stock Exchange. Between 2010 and 2012 Mr. Chen was a vice president of Applied Materials and chief administration officer of Applied Materials China. Mr. Chen was an executive advisor of IMEC, a advanced semiconductor R&D center based in Belgium, and also a senior advisor and chairman of China advisory board to SEMI, a global industry association serving the manufacturing supply chains for the microelectronic, display and photovoltaic industries. Mr. Chen started working for Applied Materials in 1984, and has served in various senior positions, including vice president, chairman of Applied Materials China and head of China marketing and corporate affairs, before retiring in 2012. Mr. Chen received his bachelor’s degree in semiconductor devices and materials from Zhe Jiang University.

Mingsong Liang

Mr. Mingsong Liang is Independent Director of Daqo New Energy Corp., Dr. Liang has served as director since October 2011. Dr. Liang is currently a co-managing partner of CLA Partners, a boutique investment banking firm in China. Dr. Liang serves as an independent director to Qingdao Eastsoft Communication Technology Co. Ltd., a company listed on Shenzhen Stock Exchange and to Yunnan International Trust & Investment Co., Ltd., a financial services company in China. Prior to joining CLA Partners, Dr. Liang has held various management positions at China Securities Regulatory Commission and State-owned Assets Management Commission of Yunnan Province. Dr. Liang received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and J.D. from New York University School of Law. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Beijing University.

Arthur Wong

Mr. Arthur Wong Independent Director of Daqo New Energy Corp. Mr. Wong has served as director since December 2012. Mr. Arthur Wong is the Chief Financial Officer of Beijing Radio Cultural Transmission Company Limited. He also currently serves as an independent director for VisionChina Media Inc. and China Automotive Systems, Inc., both listed on the NASDAQ, and Besunyen Holdings Company Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. From 2008 to 2012, Mr. Wong served as Chief Financial Officer for Asia New-Energy, Nobao Renewable Energy and GreenTree Inns Hotel Management Group sequentially. From 1982 to 2008, Mr. Wong worked for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, in Hong Kong, San Jose and Beijing over various periods of time, most recently as a partner in the Beijing office. Mr. Wong received a bachelor’s degree in applied economics from the University of San Francisco and a higher diploma of accountancy from Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Shuming Zhao

Dr. Shuming Zhao has been appointed as Independent Director of Daqo New Energy Corp., effective October 6, 2011.Mr. Zhao has served as director since October 2011. Mr. Zhao is dean of the Nanjing University School of Business. In addition, Mr. Zhao is an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, Claremont Graduate University, Macau University of Science and Technology and Nanjing University of Post and Telecommunications. Mr. Zhao serves as independent directors to Jiangsu Little Swan Ltd. in China and MFC Industrial Ltd., a NYSE-listed Canadian company. Mr. Zhao received his bachelor’s degree in English language from Nanjing University and a master’s degree in education and a Ph.D. in management, both from Claremont Graduate University.

Fumin Zhuo

Mr. Fumin Zhuo is independent directors of Daqo New Energy Corp. Mr. Zhuo has served as director since November 2009. Mr. Zhuo has also served as independent directors to SRE Group Ltd., a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and China Enterprise Company Limited, a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Mr. Zhuo has also served as non-executive directors to Besunyen Holdings Company Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and Grandhope Biotech Co., Ltd. a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Mr. Zhuo has over two decades experience in investment and corporate management. Mr. Zhuo is currently a managing partner of Granite Global Ventures III L.L.C., a general partner of SIG Capital Limited and Chairman of Venture Star Investment (HK) Limited. Prior to joining SIG Capital Limited in July 2005, Mr. Zhuo served as the chairman and chief executive officer of Vertex China Investment Company, a company concentrating in investments in the Greater China region since July 2002. From 1995 to July 2002, Mr. Zhuo was the chief executive officer of Shanghai Industrial Holding Ltd. and the chairman of SIIC Medical Science & Technology (Group). Prior to that starting in 1987, Mr. Zhuo served as chief assistant officer of the Shanghai Economic System Reform Committee. Mr. Zhuo has experience in venture capital fund formation, mergers and acquisitions, and investment management. Mr. Zhuo received his master’s degree in economics from Fudan University and his bachelor’s degree in enterprise management from Shanghai Jiaotong University’s Electrical Engineering School.

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