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.

Antonio Jimenez

Managing Director and Vice President, Trina Solar Middle East & Africa.

Antonio joined Trina Solar in 2019 to set up the regional headquarters in the Middle East and Africa Region. He has an extensive career in the solar industry and has been involved in the power sector since 2000.  
Prior to this, he worked in several multinationals as PWC, Innogy SE and Abengoa Solar where he spent a large amount of his career working in all the steps of the value chain of solar power.  He has extensive experience in solar power, IPP projects and renewable energy value chain Europe, North America and Middle East and Africa Region, with more than 8 years in the latter.
Antonio holds an engineering degree and a MBA degree from INSEAD graduate business school.