Liansheng Miao Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Liansheng Miao is the founder, Chairman of the Board, and Chief Executive Officer at Yingli Green Energy. Mr. Miao is also the founder and Chairman of Yingli Group, a privately held company. Mr. Miao also serves as the Executive Director on the Photovoltaic Committee of the China Renewable Energies Association, the Vice Chairman of the China Rural Area Electricity Supply Association, the Vice Chairman of the China Cells Industry Association, the Director of the Hebei New and High Technology Industry Association, and the Director of the New Energy Chamber of Commerce of All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce. Mr. Miao holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the Beijing Economics Institute and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Peking University in China.
Xiangdong Wang Executive Director and Vice President
Mr. Xiangdong Wang is the Executive Director and Vice President at Yingli Green Energy. Prior to joining Yingli in 2001, Mr. Wang served as the Chief Accountant for Baoding Public Transportation Co., a company that provides urban public transportation services. Prior to Baoding Public Transportation Company, Mr. Wang was at Baoding Coal Co., a company engaged in the purchase and distribution of liquefied petroleum gas and liquefied natural gas, and Baoding Sewage Treatment Plant, a sewage treatment facility. Mr. Wang received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from China People’s University in China, and a master’s degree in Economics from Hebei University in China.
Zhiheng Zhao Senior Vice President
Mr. Zhiheng Zhao is the Vice President at Yingli Green Energy. Prior to joining Yingli Green Energy in 2004, Mr. Zhao was the Head of the Project Department of Tianwei Baobian, a manufacturer of large electricity transformers and the holder of the minority interest in Tianwei Yingli, and later became the factory General Manager, overseeing the production of special transformers. Mr. Zhao worked as also the Vice President of Tianwei Baobian, the General Manager of the Baoding Electric Transformer Manufacturing Company, an electricity transformer manufacturer, and as the General Manager of the Baoding Special Converter Manufacturing Factory, a manufacturer of special electricity converters. Mr. Zhao studied Management Engineering and graduated from the East China Institute of Heavy Machinery in China.
Zongwei (Bryan) Li Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Zongwei (Bryan) Li is the Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer at Yingli Green Energy. Mr. Li also serves as an independent director and the chairman of the audit committee of Youku.com Inc., an Internet television company listed on the NYSE. Prior to joining Yingli in 2006, Mr. Li served as a senior audit manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers for 11 years. Mr. Li holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Shanghai Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in International Finance and Insurance from the Shanghai Institute of Business and Administration. Mr. Li received his master’s degree in Business Administration from the Olin School of Business of Washington University.
Jingfeng Xiong Vice President
Mr. Jingfeng Xiong is the Vice President at Yingli Green Energy. Mr. Xiong has been with Yingli Green Energy since 2000, and has served in a variety of roles, including as the Manager of the manufacturing workshops, Quality Assurance, Technical Department, System Application Department, and as the Chief Engineer. In addition, Mr. Xiong initiated and led research and development projects for the optimizing and automation of Yingli Green Energy’s vertically integrated production lines to improve yield rates, cost savings and increase cell conversion efficiencies. Mr. Xiong received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Hebei University in China.
Xiaoqiang Zheng Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Xiaoqiang Zheng is a Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Yingli Green Energy. Mr. Zheng has been with the company since 2000 and has served in a variety of roles, including as the Manager of the Wafer Workshop, Manager of the Research and Development Center, Chief Engineer of the Technical Department, as well as the Equipment Manager and Production Planning Manager. Mr. Zheng received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Hebei University of Technology.
Yiyu Wang Chief Strategic Officer
Mr. Yiyu Wang is the Chief Strategic Officer of Yingli Green Energy. Prior to joining Yingli in 2006, Mr. Wang served as a Senior Audit Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers since 1996. From 2003 to 2004, He worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Sydney, Australia. Mr. Wang received his bachelor’s degree in International Finance from Shanghai University in China.
Dr. Dengyuan Song Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Dengyuan Song is the Chief Technology Officer at Yingli Green Energy. Dr. Song has more than 27 years of experience in the research and development of solar cells, silicon materials and semiconductor PV devices. Mr. Song also has more than 10 years of experience in polycrystalline silicon cells, thin-film solar cells, and third-generation solar cells at the ARC Photovoltaics Centre of Excellence at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Prior to joining the University of New South Wales, Dr. Song served as a professor at Hebei University in China, where his teachings and research covered a broad spectrum of topics, including solar cells, silicon materials, photoelectric devices and automation engineering. He has published and presented over 150 papers in scientific and technical journals and at various PV industry conferences. Dr. Song received his bachelor’s degree in Microelectronics Engineering from Hebei University and his Ph.D. degree in Photovoltaic Engineering from the University of New South Wales in Australia.
Robert Petrina Managing Director of Yingli Green Energy Americas
Mr. Robert Petrina is the Managing Director for Yingli Green Energy Americas, Yingli’s wholly owned subsidiary. Mr. Petrina has more than 14 years of experience in international business development and entered the solar sector in 1998 when he spent time with Atersa (currently Elecnor, S.A.) in Madrid and Valencia, Spain. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Petrina worked at Chori America, Inc. where he was responsible for Mitsubishi’s product sales in Latin and South America. Mr. Petrina has focused on the solar sector exclusively since 2002 when he worked at AstroPower, Inc. for two years, where he was responsible for the company’s silicon sourcing in Asia, Europe and North America. Prior to joining Yingli Green Energy in 2007, Mr. Petrina was responsible for global silicon procurement at General Electric’s Solar Technologies business unit. Since 2008, Mr. Petrina has also been on the board of the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA), a leading trade association focused on influencing federal policies that could reduce barriers and improve market conditions for the U.S. solar energy market. Mr. Petrina received his bachelor’s degree in Applied Economics and Management and his master’s degree in Business Administration from Cornell University where he was a Park Fellow.
Darren Thompson Managing Director of Yingli Green Energy Europe
Mr. Darren Thompson is the Managing Director of Yingli Green Energy Europe, Yingli’s wholly owned subsidiary. Mr. Thompson has over 10 years of experience in the solar PV sector. Before joining Yingli Green Energy in 2008, Mr. Thompson served at Shell Solar and Phoenix Solar in senior European and global marketing positions. Prior to joining the solar PV sector, Mr. Thompson was a research scientist at Rolls-Royce and Shell and moved to the commercial segment of Shell in 1997. Mr. Thompson received his B.Sc. Honors degree in Applied Physics and Laser Technology, and also received a Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma at Manchester Business School and master’s level module in Financial Strategy with distinction at Open University.