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JA Solar Holdings Co Ltd (JASO.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Baofang Jin

61 2013 Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Jian Xie

35 2014 President, Director

Hexu Zhao

56 2014 Chief Financial Officer

Yong Liu

46 2014 Chief Operating Officer, Director

Min Cao

56 2014 Chief Strategy Officer

Peng Fang

59 2013 Director

Erying Jia

58 2007 Director

Bingyan Ren

67 2005 Director

Jiqing Huang

76 2009 Independent Director

Shaohua Jia

63 2012 Independent Director

Hope Ni

41 2009 Independent Director

Yuwen Zhao

74 2009 Independent Director

Nick Beswick

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Baofang Jin

Mr. Baofang Jin is an Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. Mr. Jin has been chairman since May 2005 and executive chairman since July 2009. Mr. Jin served as chief executive officer from August 2009 to January 2010 and since January 2003. Mr. Jin has been the chairman and chief executive officer of Hebei Jinglong since 2003. From April 1984 to January 1992, Mr. Jin was the general manager of Ningjin County Agricultural Equipment Company. Mr. Jin currently also serves as a vice-chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of Ningjin County. Mr. Jin graduated from Hebei Broadcast and Television University, China, with an associate’s degree in 1996.

Jian Xie

Mr. Jian Xie is has been appointed as President, Director of JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd., effective January 1, 2014. Mr. Jian Xie has been director since August 2009 and chief operating officer since January 2010. Since joining the Company in April 2006, Mr. Xie has served in such capacities as director of corporate finance, director of investor relations, assistant to the chief executive officer and secretary of the board of directors. Prior to joining us, 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.

Hexu Zhao

Mr. Hexu Zhao has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd., effective January 1, 2014. From July 2006 until May 9, 2008. From May 2006 to June 2006, Mr. Zhao was an interim accounting manager at WageWorks Inc., a provider of consumer health spending management company headquartered in San Mateo, California. From August 2005 to April 2006, Mr. Zhao spent most of his time traveling in mainland China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and Vietnam. From August 2000 to July 2005, Mr. Zhao worked as a manager of general accounting at Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies company, based in East Hartford, Connecticut. Prior to that, he served as an interim controller of Cellnet Data Systems Inc., a provider of data communication systems and automation solutions company based in San Carlos, California. From 1991 to 1999, Mr. Zhao worked as chief financial officer and various other senior management positions for EMPaC International Corp., a provider of computer and telecommunication products and services company based in California. Mr. Zhao received his MBA degree in accounting from Golden Gate University in 1990, and his B.S. degree in naval engineering from Dalian Maritime University, China in 1982.

Yong Liu

Mr. Yong Liu has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer, Director of JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd., effective January 1, 2014. Mr. Yong Liu has been director since January 2011 and chief technology officer since December 2010. Mr. Liu joined the Company in July 2008 and served as the general manager of JA Yangzhou. Mr. Liu has more than 15 years of operation management experience at semiconductor wafer and solar cell manufacturing facilities. Prior to joining the Company, he served as a fabrication director at Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), responsible for running three 12-inch wafer foundry fabs. Mr. Liu had held various management positions in R&D and manufacturing since joining SMIC in 2001. Previously, Mr. Liu worked as a 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

Mr. Min Cao has been appointed as Chief Strategy Officer of JA Solar Holdings Co. Ltd., effective January 1, 2014. Mr. Cao has 6 years of experience in the solar industry and over a decade of experience in the financial services sector. Mr. Cao is currently a director of Shanghai Jinglong, Shanghai Hanming Technology Co., Ltd., Shenzhen Sinexcel Electric Co., Ltd. and Shanghai Grandar Light Art & Technology Co., Ltd. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Cao served as vice president of Jinglong Group and managing director of JL Capital. Prior to joining JL Capital, Mr. Cao served as vice president of finance with Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd., previously known as Solarfun, where he was responsible for its private placement and its initial public offering on NASDAQ in 2006. Prior to moving into the solar industry, Mr. Cao held senior management positions with Chinese securities firms, including Ping’An Securities and Industrial Securities. Mr. Cao received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Shanghai University of Engineering Science and his MBA from Fudan University.

Peng Fang

Dr. Peng Fang is Director of JA Solar Holdings Co. Ltd. Dr. Fang Peng has been director since May 2010. From January 2010 to January 2013, Dr. Fang served as chief executive officer. Dr. Fang has 20 years of executive management experience with global technology companies in the solar and semiconductor industries in both the U.S. and China. From June 2008 to January 2010, Dr. Fang was president of Best Solar Co., Ltd., where he turned a start-up company into an internationally known solar module company in just 18 months. From October 2006 to December 2007, Dr. Fang was the chief executive officer of Legend Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation. From January 2005 to October 2006, the managing director of WI Harper, a San Francisco based venture capital firm. From February 2002 to December 2004, Dr. Fang was the president of Huahong NEC, one of the semiconductor foundries in China. Dr. Fang serves on the board of US-China Green Energy Council, a non-profit organization. Dr. Fang received his Ph.D and MSEE degrees from the University of Minnesota. He was a postdoctoral research fellow at the EECS Department of UC Berkeley. Dr. Fang was chairman of the IEEE Electron Devices Society, Santa Clara Valley Chapter.

Erying Jia

Mr. Erying Jia is Director of JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd., since September 2007. He has served as the chief operating officer and director of Hebei Jinglong since January 2006. Prior to that, he served at several administrative positions in Ningjin County, Hebei Province, China. Mr. Jia holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration.

Bingyan Ren

Mr. Bingyan Ren is Director of JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. since May 2005. He has served as a director and vice chairman of Hebei Jinglong since 2003. Prior to becoming director, he was a professor of semiconductor materials and PV materials at the Hebei University of Technology from 1972 to May 2003. Mr. Ren is a member of the semiconductor material academic committee of China and a member of semiconductor standardization technical committee of China. He serves as a vice-director of semiconductor material research institute of Hebei University of Technology and a consultant to Hebei Ningjin Monocrystalline Silicon Industry Park. Mr. Ren graduated from North Jiaotong University, China, in July 1970.

Jiqing Huang

Mr. Jiqing Huang is an Independent Director of JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd., since August 2009. Mr. Huang has experience in the research and manufacturing of monocrystalline silicon and related products. He serves as a committee member at the Academic Committee of Semi-conductive Materials of the Nonferrous Metals Society of China. He serves as an independent director of EGing Photovoltaic Technology. From 2001 to 2007, Mr. Huang served as the chief representative of the Beijing representative office of Space Energy Corporation, where he pioneered the introduction of the TDR-80 monocrystalline puller into China and subsequent modifications to improve its efficiency. Prior to his engagement at Space Energy Corporation, Mr. Huang was a director of manufacturing, chief engineer and deputy director of Beijing 605 Factory, as well as general manager of Beijing Mingcheng Optical & Electronic Material Co., Ltd. Mr. Huang graduated from Nanjing Institute of Technology (now Southeast University).

Shaohua Jia

Dr. Shaohua Jia is an Independent Director of JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd., since October 2012. Dr. Jia is an academic committee member of the China Taxation Association, as well as an executive member of the Beijing Taxation Association. He serves as vice chairman of the China Financial and Tax Law Institute. Dr. Jia worked as chief editor of the China Tax Publishing House from 2006 to 2011. Prior to that, he was the deputy director of the State Taxation Administration of Hainan province and president of the Yangzhou Tax Institute of the State Administration of Taxation. Dr. Jia received his Ph. D. in Economics from Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in 2001.

Hope Ni

Ms. Hope Ni is an Independent Director of JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd., since August 2009. Ms. Ni is the chairman of Inspire Capital. She currently also serves on the boards of KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KONG), ATA, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATAI) and Digital China Holdings Ltd. (Stock code: 00861.HK). From 2004 to 2007, Ms. Ni was the chief financial officer and director of COGO Group Inc. (NASDAQ: COGO, previously known as Comtech Group Inc.). In 2008, Ms. Ni served as the vice chairman of COGO Group Inc. Prior to that, Ms. Ni spent six years as a practicing attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York and Hong Kong. Earlier in her career, Ms. Ni worked at Merrill Lynch’s investment banking division in New York. Ms. Ni received her J.D. degree from University of Pennsylvania Law School and her B.S. degree in Applied Economics and Business Management from Cornell University.

Yuwen Zhao

Mr. Yuwen Zhao is Independent Director of JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. Mr. Zhao has experience in the study of high efficiency solar cell and solar energy materials. He is a well-known international solar industry experience, serving as vice chairman of the Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association and is a director of international solar energy industry associations such as PVSEC and WCPEC. Since 1978, Mr. Zhao has been the vice chairman, chief engineer, director of academy committee and chief scientist of Beijing Solar Energy Institute. He is a member of the editorial board of Solar Energy Journal. Prior to his engagement at Beijing Solar Energy Institute, Mr. Zhao was a researcher in the Institute of Mechanics in the Chinese Academy of Sciences and 501 Institute of Ministry of Aerospace Industry. He is the founder of Chinese National New Energy Engineering Research Center. Mr. Zhao graduated from Tianjin University in 1964 and studied in Germany in 1990 and 1991.

Nick Beswick