Mr. Baofang JIN was appointed as JA Solar’s CEO in January 2013.
Mr. JIN has been Chairman of the Board since May 2005 and Executive Chairman since July 2009.
Furthermore, he has also been Chairman and CEO at Jinglong Group since 2003.
Mr. JIN started his career in 1970. Since then he has held several positions, including Director of the executive office of the Ningjin County Agricultural Equipment Bureau, General Manager of Ningjin County Agricultural Equipment Supply Company, Director General and Secretary of the Party Committee of the Ningjin Bureau of Power, Secretary of the Party Committee of the Ningjin Power Supply Company, Vice Chairman of the People’s Political Consultative Conference of Ningjin County and several others. Mr. JIN was the Deputy at the 10th, 11th and 12th National People’s Congress.
At present, Mr. JIN is also the Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce in Hebei, Deputy Director of the Hebei Association of Entrepreneurs, Executive Chairman of the Hebei Information Industry Association and Chairman of the Electronic Information Materials Sub-Association of Hebei Information Industry and Informatization Association besides several other positions.
Mr. JIN was given the awards: National Model Worker of Hebei Province, National “1st May" [Wuyi] Work-Medal and Outstanding Entrepreneur of Hebei Province.
Mr. Jian XIE was appointed President of JA Solar in December 2013. In January 2010 he was appointed Chief Operating Officer.
Since August 2009 he has been a member of the Board of Directors. Since July 2009 he has been Vice President and Managing Director.
Since joining JA Solar in April 2006, Mr. Jian XIE has held several positions, among others, Chief Financial Officer, Director for Investor Relations, Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer and Secretary of the Board of Directors.
Prior to joining JA Solar, he worked as Director of Sales in the investment banking division of Ping'an Securities Co., Ltd. in 2005 and 2006.
From 2004 to 2005, Mr. XIE was Head of Project Management in the investment division of Dogain Holdings Group Co., Ltd, and from 1996 to 2001 he worked as Technician for Network Equipment at the Telecommunications Agency of Guangchang Province.
Mr. Jiang XIE received his Master’s Degree in Finances from the Guanghua School of Management at Beijing University in 2004.
Mr. Herman ZHAO was appointed Chief Financial Officer at JA Solar in December 2013.
From July 2006 to May 2008, Mr. ZHAO served as JA Solar’s CFO. Since then he was CFO at Legend Silicon Corp.( a Silicon Valley-based semiconductor company) and Sky Solar Holdings Co., Ltd (downstream solar-project developer)..
Mr. ZHAO received his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Golden Gate University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Navigation Engineering from Dalian Maritime University.
Dr. Wei SHAN has been playing a key role in JA Solar’s R&D success story since 2008. He has more than 30 years experience in both academic research and industrial development of many relevant semiconductor material systems including silicon, germanium, II-VI and III-V compounds, wide-band-gap nitrides, dilute III-nitrides and related nanostructures such as quantum wells, wires, and dots, as well as optoelectronic and photovoltaic device applications based on these material systems.
Previously, he was associate professor at Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics at the Chinese Academy of Science, senior research fellow at the Center for Laser and Photonics Research of Oklahoma State University, staff scientist at the Material Sciences Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), senior scientist at Intemax Corporation where he was in charge of US DOE funded hydrogen generation and storage programs. He has published more than 160 peer-reviewed journal articles as well as prestigious conference papers and essays. Furthermore, he holds four US patents and four Chinese patents.