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.

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.

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.

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).

DAVID YOU

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.

Li Yan ( Helena Li)

President, Asia Pacific & Middle East

Helena joined Trina in September 2013. She is currently responsible for managing of all Sales and Sales offices in the Asia Pacific & Middle East Region, including Trina’s regional head office in Singapore.
She has more than 6 years working experience in solar industry in sales, marketing and operational executive roles. Before entering into solar industry, Helena worked in semiconductor and software industry, in companies such as Microsoft and Intel. She has more than 15 years’ experience working in Asia Pacific regional roles.