Adding to a long list of executive reshuffles in the past few months, JA Solar has announced that its COO Dr. Elmer Hsu (pictured) is retiring from the company with immediate effect. The company is promoting Baofang Jin, JA Solar’s co-founder and chairman of the board since the company’s inception, to executive chairman, while CEO Samuel Yang will retain his title, working with Mr. Jin to ensure a smooth management transition.
Jian Xie, secretary of the board of directors, will take over the COO role in an interim position and has also been named vice president of sales, replacing Ray Wilson, who will become managing director of European operations.
The company also announced that Daniel Lui, chief strategy officer, will depart the role to become managing director of US operations.
“I am very excited to take on this new executive role,” said Baofang Jin. “Samuel and I have worked as a team for many years and we share the same vision for JA Solar’s growth. I look forward to working with the team more closely and helping to continue our role as a leader in the solar industry”.