CFO at Trina Solar resigns unexpectedly

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Trina Solar said that Ms. Xu Ying (Merry Xu), currently a vice president and strategy assistant to the CEO would become the interim chief financial officer until a permanent replacement was found.

Leading ‘Silicon Module Super league’ (SMSL) member Trina Solar has said its well respected chief financial officer, Ms. Teresa Tan has resigned to ‘pursue other personal interests.’

Trina Solar said that Ms. Xu Ying (Merry Xu), currently a vice president and strategy assistant to the CEO would become the interim chief financial officer until a permanent replacement was found. Tan is expected remain at the company until July 15.

Tan had joined Trina Solar as its new CFO in 2013. Tan was a VP of tax for Aleris International between 1996 – 2005, where she was responsible for the company's global tax planning and compliance. From 1991 to 1996, she was a manager at the US offices of Ernest & Young.

Jifan Gao, Chairman and CEO for Trina Solar said, “Over the past two-and-a-half years, Ms. Tan has worked closely with our key management team and the board and effectively led the finance team in supporting the Company's strong growth. I would like to thank Ms. Tan for her contributions to the Company and wish her continued success in her future endeavors. Ms. Xu has been with Trina Solar for more than 10 years, and she has a deep knowledge of the Company and the industry, as well as sound financial expertise. We are confident she will be an effective interim CFO for the Company.”

Ms. Xu joined Trina Solar in 2006 and has served in a number of roles, including finance director, finance vice president, CEO office head and vice president and strategy assistant to the CEO. 

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