Suntech Power Holdings has appointed David King as its new chief financial officer (CFO). King will start his new role in April 2011 and succeeds Amy Zhang, who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities.
“It is a great pleasure to welcome David to Suntech where his strong executive credentials and global business perspective will be an excellent fit with our organisation.,” Suntech chairman and CEO, Dr. Zhengrong Shi, said. “A seasoned CFO from a multi-billion dollar U.S. public company, David also brings a valued background from a business culture that promotes sustainability and social responsibility. I believe that his strategic vision and financial acumen will be great assets to our management team and will help Suntech to continue to grow and compete successfully around the world.”
“I've long admired Dr. Shi's visionary leadership and Suntech's prominence in solar innovation. I look forward to being a member of Suntech's outstanding executive team and contributing to the ongoing growth and expansion of this premier organisation,” said King after his appointment.
Prior to joining Suntech, King held senior financial roles at engineering and construction firms Tetra Tech and Bechtel Group and also at Walt Disney Imagineering. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington.
Commenting on Zhang’s departure, Shi added, “I would like to thank Amy for the integral role she has played guiding Suntech's transition to a global leader in solar. We are grateful for her service both as an executive and member of the Board and wish her well in her future endeavours.”