People: Trina Solar Ltd (TSL)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jifan Gao

49 1998 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Teresa Tan

49 2014 Chief Financial Officer

Jeff Dorety

2014 President - Americas Region

Longxiong Huang

2014 President - Distributed PV Generation Business Unit

Zhiguo Zhu

51 2013 Senior Vice President and President - Module Business Unit

Jiqing Gao

46 2013 Vice President - PV Systems Business Unit

Benjamin Hill

43 2012 Vice President and President, Europe Region

Qi Lin

51 2013 Vice President and President - PV Systems Business Unit

Yang Shao

48 2010 Chief Human Resources Officer

Wai Kwan Chow

68 2012 Independent Director

Jerome Corcoran

65 2006 Independent Director

Liping Qiu

49 2009 Independent Director

Kwok Yeung

53 2010 Independent Director

Qian Zhao

45 2007 Independent Director

Yvonne Young

Head - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Jifan Gao

Mr. Jifan Gao is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Trina Solar Ltd. He founded company in 1998. He has been chairman and chief executive officer since January 1998. From August 2001 to October 2006, Mr. Gao served as the chairman of Changzhou Tianhe Investment Co., Ltd., a Chinese company that invests in new energy technologies, and he served as the chairman of Changzhou Tianhe New Energy Institute Co., Ltd., a Chinese company that is engaged in R&D and consulting services for new energy technologies, from May 2003 to October 2006. Mr. Gao also served as the vice chairman of Changzhou Minsheng Financing Guarantee Co., Ltd, a Chinese company that provides guarantee, investment and consulting services, from June 2004 to October 2006. Prior to founding our company, Mr. Gao was the founder and the head of Wujin Xiehe Fine Chemical Factory, a Chinese company that manufactures detergents for metal surfaces, from 1992 through 1997. From 1989 to 1992, Mr. Gao was one of the co-founders and the head of Guangdong Shunde Fuyou Detergent Factory. Mr. Gao currently serves as the executive member of the China Renewable Energy Society and as the standing vice chairman of the China New Energy Chamber of Commerce of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce. Mr. Gao is also an executive member of China Photovoltaic Society, an international director of Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International and a vice chairman of the executive committee of Asian Photovolatic Industry Association. Mr. Gao has published and presented several articles and papers in solar power related magazines and conferences. Mr. Gao received his master’s degree in physical chemistry from Jilin University in 1988 and his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Nanjing University in 1985.

Teresa Tan

Ms. Teresa Tan serves as Chief Financial Officer of Trina Solar Ltd., effective January 10, 2014. Ms. Tan has over two decades of experience in accounting, finance, and management leadership roles. Prior to joining, Ms. Tan worked for Parker Hannifin Corporation, a global manufacturer of motion and control technologies/systems listed on the New York Stock Exchange. She headed the finance service team for the Asia Pacific region and also served briefly as the financial controller role for China since she joined Parker Hannifin in 2005. From 1996 to 2005, Ms. Tan was the corporate vice president of taxation for Aleris International Inc., a U.S. manufacturer of aluminum products, where she was responsible for the company’s global tax planning and compliance. From 1991 to 1996, Ms. Tan was a manager at the U.S. offices of Ernest & Young, where she provided consulting advices on tax and business planning matters to public and privately held companies across a broad range of industries. Ms. Tan is a CPA and received a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering management from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China in 1986, a master’s degree in economics in 1989 and a master’s degree in accountancy in 1991 from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Virginia, United States.

Jeff Dorety

Mr. Jeff Dorety is President - Americas Region of Trina Solar Limited., effective October 8, 2014. Mr. Dorety brings rich management experience to the position, including eight years in the PV industry. Most recently he served as vice president of sales for JA Solar USA, where he was responsible for customer relations, sales, business development and operations for PV modules and cells in North America. Previously, he was global director of sales for BP Solar, in which he was responsible for worldwide module distribution. Mr. Dorety has also worked as director of sales for commercial projects with engineering, procurement and construction ("EPC") developer, groSolar. Before entering the PV business, Mr. Dorety held a number of senior leadership positions in companies engaged in the telecommunications equipment and mobile wireless industries, such as Lucent Technologies, T-Mobile and AT&T. Mr. Dorety received his BS degree in management from Clemson University.

Longxiong Huang

Mr. Longxiong Huang is President - Distributed PV Generation Business Unit of Trina Solar Limited., effective October 27, 2014. Mr. Huang brings over 28 years of professional experience, including more than ten years in the solar PV industry. In his previous position as vice president for ShunFeng Photovoltaic International, Mr. Huang was responsible for the company's distributed generation PV projects business. Prior to ShunFeng, he held various senior roles at Hanwha Solar and Tongwei Solar covering supply chain management, manufacturing and overall corporate operations. His experience covers the entire industry value chain, including wafer, cell and module manufacturing, PV project EPC and project financing. Mr. Huang received his executive MBA degree from the China Europe International Business School.

Zhiguo Zhu

Mr. Zhiguo Zhu is Senior Vice President and President - Module Business Unit of Trina Solar Limited. Mr. Zhu served as vice president of finance from February 2011 to December 2011. He has over 20 years of professional experience in finance and general management with global and Chinese companies. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Zhu was the global finance operation controller and internal control and audit director and chief financial officer at Haier Group from June 2009 to January 2011. From May 2004 to June 2009, he worked at Lucent Technologies, including serving as a regional chief financial officer and vice president of Lucent Technologies (China) and a chief financial officer of Lucent Technologies (Qingdao) from 2008 to 2009. He also worked at China Track Group from 2002 to 2004 as finance controller and deputy general manager. From 1996 to 2002, Mr. Zhu worked for Howden Power and Howden Hua Engineering Company as financial controller and acting general manager. Mr. Zhu received a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Tsinghua University in 1984, a master’s degree from University of Shanghai Science and Technology in 1987 and an MBA from Imperial College London in 1995.

Jiqing Gao

Mr. Jiqing Gao is Vice President - PV Systems Business Unit of Trina Solar Ltd. He was vice president of China and Asia Pacific (excluding China), Middle East and Africa PV System Business Unit from November 2012 to September 2013. As one of the founders of company, he has extensive experiences across various departments of company, including production quality management, operations, research and development. He received a bachelor’s degree from Jilin University in 1990.

Benjamin Hill

Mr. Benjamin Hill is Vice President and President, Europe Region of Trina Solar Ltd. During his time working with, he has served as the head of global sales and marketing and as vice president of sales and marketing in Europe. Prior to joining, he worked with BP Solar for over ten years, serving as a sales director of Europe, Africa and the Middle East from September 1998 to January 2003, a regional director of North Europe from January 2003 to November 2005, a European sales director from November 2005 to July 2007 and a general manager of performance unit for South Europe from July 2007 to April 2009. Earlier in his career he worked at Hiltec Solar Ltd., Nestec Ltd. and Sollatek Ltd. (UK) building their respective PV businesses from the ground up. Mr. Hill has 25 years of experience in the PV industry. Mr. Hill is also an advisor to the United Kingdom government on clean energy policy.

Qi Lin

Mr. Qi Lin is Vice President and President - PV Systems Business Unit of Trina Solar Ltd. Prior to joining, Mr. Lin worked at Siemens as senior vice president of Siemens SLC and general manager of the division of renewable energy for Northeast Asia. Before joining Siemens since 2004, Mr. Lin was general manager and group vice president in China for LM Glasfiber, a manufacturer of wind turbine rotor blades. Prior to joining LM Glasfiber in 2003, Mr. Lin worked for FOSS, a analytical instrument manufacturer in Denmark, and served as general manager of China. Mr. Lin received a bachelor’s degree from Beijing University of Technology in 1985 and an MBA degree from City University of Seattle in 2001.

Yang Shao

Ms. Yang Shao is Chief Human Resources Officer of Trina Solar Ltd. Ms. Shao has more than 18 years of global experience in Fortune 500 companies and expertise in key human resources areas, including corporate and international recruitment, performance management and organization development. Prior to joining, Ms. Shao worked at Colgate-Palmolive (New York) in various roles, including the position of global employee relations & engagement director, from 2002 to 2010. Prior to joining Colgate-Palmolive, Ms. Shao worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb from 2001 to 2002 and The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation from 1993 to 2001, serving roles relating to human resources, marketing and business development. Ms. Shao received a doctorate degree in social and organizational psychology from Rutgers University in 1995 and received an Executive Education in Marketing Management at the Graduate School of Business of Columbia University in New York in 2000.

Wai Kwan Chow

Mr. Henry Wai Kwan Chow is Independent Director of Trina Solar Ltd. Prior to his retirement from IBM in 2009, Mr. Chow served in numerous executive positions in the Asia Pacific region, and was most recently general manager and then chairman of the IBM Greater China Group. He also served on IBM’s Worldwide Management Council and IBM’s Strategy Team, a group of senior IBM executives responsible for advising, reviewing, and formulating IBM’s strategy. Mr. Chow currently serves as a non-executive director to Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., a semiconductor company based in the United States, and also as a member of the European Advisory Committee of Bridgepoint Investment Ltd., a British private equity company. Mr. Chow received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Hong Kong.

Jerome Corcoran

Mr. Jerome Corcoran is Independent Director of Trina Solar Ltd. From 1995 to 1998, Mr. Corcoran was a managing director at Merrill Lynch’s China Private Equity Group in Beijing, China. From 1989 to 1994, Mr. Corcoran served as a managing director and the head of international investment banking of Merrill Lynch in New York and London. Mr. Corcoran retired from his investment banking career in 1998 and has been managing his personal wealth since his retirement. Mr. Corcoran received his bachelor’s degree in political philosophy from Loyola University in 1971 and his MBA degree from St John’s University in 1974.

Liping Qiu

Mr. Liping Qiu is Independent Director of Trina Solar Ltd. He has been a director of company since May 2006. He is a co-founder of Milestone Capital, a China-focused private equity investment company, and the general partner of Milestone China Opportunities Fund I and Fund II, L.P, a partnership that invests primarily in high-growth Chinese companies, since 2002. Mr. Qiu also serves as a director of six private companies. Mr. Qiu received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in engineering from the National University of Defense Technology of China in 1984 and 1986, respectively.

Kwok Yeung

Dr. Yeung Kwok On is Independent Director of Trina Solar Ltd. He is currently president of Organizational Capability Learning Association, a learning consortium where more than 100 CEOs and senior executives meet regularly to learn how companies can systematically build organizational capabilities. Dr. Yeung was the Philips Chair Professor of Human Resource Management and Director of the Centre of Organization and People Excellence at China Europe International Business School. He was the founding director of CEO Learning Consortium, a learning platform where CEOs from more than 30 leading firms in China joined together to share the best practices on issues critical to business growth and success in China. Between January 1999 and June 2002, Dr. Yeung served as chief learning officer and chief human resources officer of Acer Group. Dr. Yeung currently serves as a member of the board of directors at SITC International Holdings Company Ltd. and Country Garden Holdings Company Limited, each of which is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and as a non-executive director of another private company. He was also elected as ex-officio board member for Human Resource Planning Society, the leading association for senior human resources executives in the United States. Dr. Yeung also teaches regularly in executive programs in association with Harvard, INSEAD, and The University of Michigan. Dr. Yeung received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in management from the University of Hong Kong and Ph.D. in human resource management from the University of Michigan.

Qian Zhao

Mr. Qian Zhao is Independent Director of Trina Solar Limited. Mr. Zhao is a founding partner of CXC China Sustainable Growth Fund, a private equity fund that makes investments in China-based companies. He is also a managing director of CXC Capital, Inc., which is the management company of CXC China Sustainable Growth Fund. Mr. Zhao co-founded Haiwen & Partners, a preeminent China corporate finance law firm in Beijing, and was a senior partner of the law firm. He worked in Sullivan & Cromwell LLP’s New York office from 1996 to 2000, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates’ Beijing office from 2000 to 2003. He is admitted to practice law in both China and New York. Mr. Zhao received his J.D. degree from New York University School of Law in 1998 and his LL.B from University of International Business & Economics, Beijing in 1990. Mr. Zhao has also served on the board of SouFun Holdings Limited since 2010.

Yvonne Young

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