LDK Solar adds two new names to management team

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Multicrystalline wafer manufacturer LDK Solar has added two new members to its management team. Goran Bye will take on the role of president and CEO of LDK’s polysilicon arm, while Jiazhen Zheng has been appointed senior vice president of integration of cell and module operations.

For the last two years, Bye has been the director of the industry unit and a member of the investment committee at Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar). Prior to this, he was at REC Silicon for seven years, first as vice president and CFO, before moving into the position of president and CEO. Bye holds a Master's degree in business and economics from the Norwegian School of Management.

Zheng has also been involved at senior management level in the solar industry, as president and chief operation officer of Best Solar, vice president and chief operation officer at Hua Hong-NEC Electronics and R&D director at Chartered Semiconductor. Zheng has a PhD from Scotland’s St. Andrews University.

“We are very pleased to add two industry veterans to the LDK Solar management team,” LDK’s chairman and CEO, Xiaofeng Peng, said. “We believe their technical expertise and considerable management experience will be tremendous assets to LDK Solar, and we look forward to leveraging their backgrounds to enhance our industry leadership.”

LDK has also been forced to say farewell to its vice president of module sales and marketing, Seok-Jin Lee, who left to pursue personal interests.

“Dr. Lee returned to Korea to pursue personal interests and we wish him all the best in his future endeavours,” Peng said. “We have made great strides in positioning LDK Solar to take advantage of the growth in the global PV industry. We remain excited about our expanded vertical integration strategy and believe we are well positioned for success.”

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