PVTIME - Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company", or "Canadian Solar") (NASDAQ: CSIQ), today announced that it has appointed Yan Zhuang and Dr. Huifeng Chang to the Board of Directors, effective September 15, 2020.
Mr. 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 VP of Global Sales and
Marketing. Since 2009, Mr. Zhuang has been instrumental in Canadian
Solar's global expansion, serving as Senior VP of Global Sales and
Marketing, Chief Commercial Officer and Acting Chief Executive Officer
at the Company. Prior to joining Canadian Solar, Mr. Zhuang brought over
20 years' experience, running his own business startups as well as
serving in a number of leading roles in business development and
strategy, corporate branding, and sales and marketing in multinational
companies, including as Asia Pacific regional director of marketing planning at Motorola Inc. and regional head of Asia
at Hands-on Mobile Inc., a global media and entertainment company. Mr.
Zhuang holds two Master of Science degrees in Applied Statistics from
the University of Alberta and in Marketing Management from the University of Guelph.
Dr. Chang has been serving as Senior VP and Chief Financial Officer of Canadian Solar since May 2016.
Before joining Canadian Solar, Dr. Chang brought over 17 years'
experience in capital markets, corporate finance, investment and risk
management, including as Co-Head of Sales and Trading of the U.S.
subsidiary of China International Capital Corporation (CICC), CEO of
CSOP Asset Management Limited based in Hong Kong, VP of Citigroup Equity Proprietary Investments in New York, and quantitative developer for derivatives pricing and risk modeling software at Kamakura Corporation based in Hawaii. Dr. Chang holds a PhD in Soil Physics, an MBA from the University of Hawaii and a Master of Science degree from Academia Sinica.
Dr. Shawn Qu,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer commented, "I am delighted to
welcome Yan and Huifeng to Canadian Solar's board. 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."