Canadian Solar Inc., based in Guelph, Ontario has appointed Yan Zhuang and Huifeng Chang to the Board of Directors, effective September 15, 2020.
“I am delighted to welcome Yan and Huifeng to Canadian Solar’s board,” said Shawn Qu, chairman and chief executive officer of Canadian Solar. “They bring outstanding track records of value creation in this industry and a deep understanding of Asian markets, crucial to Canadian Solar particularly at this stage of our development as we prepare for the China listing of our MSS business. With Yan and Huifeng’s invaluable strategic, operational and financial expertise, I am confident that their appointments will help the company gear up to new growth opportunities and create sustainable value for shareholders.”
Zhuang has been serving as president and chief operating officer of Canadian Solar since May 2020. He initially joined the company as an independent director in 2007 and later joined the management team in 2009 as vice president of global sales and marketing. Since 2009, he has been instrumental in the company’s global expansion. Prior to joining Canadian Solar, Zhuang brought over 20 years of experience from running his own business start-ups as well as serving in a number of leading roles in business development and strategy, corporate branding, and sales and marketing in multinational companies. He holds two Master of Science degrees in Applied Statistics from the University of Alberta and in Marketing Management from the University of Guelph.
Chang has been serving as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Canadian Solar since May 2016. Before joining the company, Chang brought more than 17 years of experience in capital markets, corporate finance, investment and risk management. He holds a PhD in Soil Physics, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Hawaii and a Master of Science degree from Academia Sinica.
Canadian Solar was founded in 2001 in Canada and is a leading manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules and provider of solar energy solutions with a geographically diversified pipeline of utility-scale solar power projects in various stages of development.
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