Gao Jifan, Chairman and CEO of Changzhou Trina Solar Ltd. (TSL). Mr. Gao currently serves as Vice Chairman of New Energy Chamber of Commerce of All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, Executive Director of China National Renewable Energy Institute, Deputy Director of Professional Committee of Solar Buildings, Executive Vice President of Photovoltaic Industry Association of Jiangsu province, Deputy to the People's Congress of Changzhou and member of board of directors of Fudan University. He has also won the Labor Award and many other honorary titles.
In 1997, in the wake of Kyoto Conference and the global climate warming, Mr. Gao, with his keen vision and a strong sense of mission, founded Trina Solar, ushering in the development of China's photovoltaic industry, and becoming one of leaders in photovoltaic industry of China. He has been dedicating to the technological innovation and market promotion of the photovoltaic industry ever since. Under his leadership, Trina Solar created the first solar model room in the country, established 39 stand-alone photovoltaic power stations in Tibet, and built the first 10 KW photovoltaic power plant (Trina Solar Roofs Station) in Jiangsu province. Mr. Gao has vigorously promoted the process of China's renewable energy and green economic development.
Trina Solar was successfully listed in the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in December 2006. Its leadership team is made up of employees from 15 nations. Trina Solar is a multinational corporation with international management concepts and provides high-quality
PV modules to the world for civil, commercial, industrial and large-scale public facilities, bringing clean and reliable solar energy.
Mr. Gao earned his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Nanjing University in 1985. He graduated from Jilin University with a Master of Science degree in physical chemistry in 1988, and was student of China’s celebrated scholar in chemistry Dr. Aoqing Tang.