ReneSola Announces CEO Change

ReneSola Founder & CEO Xianshou Li Resigns Due To Personal Reasons As Company’s Group Vice President For APAC Shelley Xu Takes Over As CEO
03:33 AM (Beijing Time) - 09. July 2019
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Shelley Xu has been with ReneSola since 2005 when Xianshou Li founded the company. She has now been appointed as the CEO of ReneSola after Li resigned due to personal reasons. (Photo Credit: ReneSola Ltd)

Key Takeaways

  • Xianshou Li of China’s ReneSola has resigned from his position as the company’s CEO
  • His resignation, tendered due to personal reasons, has been accepted by the board and comes into effect from July 8, 2019
  • Li has been replaced by Shelley Xu who till now was the group vice president for ReneSola’s Asia Pacific business

Chinese solar power project developer ReneSola Ltd has announced the departure of its CEO Xianshou Li with effect from July 8, 2019. Li has resigned from all his other managerial positions in the company and all its subsidiaries. The board accepted Li’s resignation, which according to the official release was because of ‘personal reasons.’

Li has been replaced by Shelley Xu who was ReneSola’s group president overseeing project development and construction in the Asia Pacific region. Xu has been with the company since its inception in 2005. On the company’s website, Xu is credited with successfully implementing the penetration of the module sales business into the domestic market leading to the achievement of a ‘remarkable sales record,’ which helped the company in transitioning from wafer sales to the downstream market.

“I am honored by the Board’s trust and confidence in me. ReneSola has a clear plan and strategy, and a strong senior management team. With the support of the Board and our senior officers, I am confident ReneSola will continue to grow and thrive,” said Xu.

Xianshou Li founded the company in 2005 and served as the company’s CEO since March 2005. He also served as the chairman of the board since March 2016. His departure comes at a time when the company is not doing so well financially. In Q1/2019, its revenues slid down 71% YoY as net loss went up to $5.6 million even though its full year guidance has remained intact (see ReneSola Suffered $5.6Mn Net Loss In Q1/2019).

Anu Bhambhani

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