JA Solar Holdings has appointed Dr. Peng Fang as chief executive officer, effective immediately. Fang will work alongside Baofang Jin who will remain in his role as executive chairman.
Before joining JA Solar, Fang was president of Best Solar where he turned a start-up company into an internationally known solar module company in just 18 months. He has also held various technology and management positions at Applied Materials and AMD in the U.S.
Fang received his Ph.D and MSEE degrees from the University of Minnesota. He was also a postdoctoral research fellow at the EECS Department of UC Berkeley. Fang was chairman of the IEEE Electron Devices Society, Santa Clara Valley Chapter.
“We are honored to have Dr. Fang join our team and help lead us into our next stage of growth,” said Baofang Jin, chairman of JA Solar. “JA Solar will benefit from his successful worldwide management experience in the solar and semiconductor industries, and we will work together to make JA Solar the premier solar company in the world,” he said.