Management Team

Jifan Gao

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.

Bo Cao

Deputy General Manager

Mr. Bo Cao joined Trina Solar in June 2020. He is a veteran of the PV industry with extensive and fruitful experience in manufacturing, products, supply chain, sales, and operations management. Before joining Trina Solar, he served as Vice President of JA Solar, President of Jinzhai Geri New Energy Technology, and Vice President of Beijing Enterprises Clean Energy Group.


Jiqing Gao

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.

Stephanie Shao

Deputy General Manager

Ms. Stephanie Shao joined Trina Solar in 2010. She had previously worked for numerous Fortune 500 companies in the United States, including Colgate Palmolive, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Dun Bradstreet in human resources, marketing and business development.

Xiaozhong Yang

Deputy General Manager

Mr. Xiaozhong Yang joined Trina Solar in 2010 and now serves as Chief Brand Officer in charge of brand communication and public affairs. He is also a board member of Global Solar Council. Yang has more than 20 years’ diplomatic experience and more than 15 years of corporate public affairs experience. He has worked at the Chinese Embassy in Thailand and the Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco as Director of public relations and Spokeman. He has also served as Director for Government Communication for Cisco Systems (China) and as Vice President for Government Affairs of Siemens (China).


President 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.

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