Daqo Finds New CEO At Jinko

Ex-JinkoSolar Chief Financial Officer Joins Daqo As Chief Executive Officer With Immediate Effect
01:36 AM (Beijing Time) - 18. January 2018

Key Takeaways

  • Longgen Zhang has been appointed as the new CEO of Daqo New Energy
  • Zhang was previously the CFO of JinkoSolar and currently serves as a director of JinkoSolar as well as of ZZ Capital International Ltd.

Shortly after its long-serving CEO Gongda Yao resigned, publicly listed Chinese silicon manufacturer Daqo New Energy Corp. has found a successor. Longgen Zhang is now the new CEO and executive board member of the company with immediate effect.

After being with the company for close to a decade, Yao resigned earlier this month to pursue personal interests and to spend time with his family (see Daqo’s Gongda Yao Resigns). He will continue to serve as a non-executive board member until March 31, 2018.

Zhang comes from JinkoSolar, where he was the company’s CFO until 2014. Currently, however, he serves as a director of JinkoSolar and ZZ Capital International Ltd.

A certified public accountant from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Zhang has taken over from Daqo’s founder and chairman, Guangfu Xu, who was the acting CEO following Yao’s resignation.

“We are very excited to welcome Longgen on board as our chief executive officer,” said Xu. “I look forward to working closely with him to strengthen and expand our position as the supplier of choice for high-quality polysilicon.”


Anu Bhambhani

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