Listed below is the senior management team at Daqo New Energy Corp. (NYSE: DQ) . To view members of the Board of Directors and various committees, please visit our Corporate Governance section.
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Gongda Yao is our director and chief executive officer. Mr. Yao has extensive experience in the electronic development and manufacturing industry. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Yao served as the vice president and China general manager for Applied Materials from October 2006 to July 2008. Mr. Yao was also the vice president and general manager of the Integrated Metal Business Unit of Novellus Systems from October 2005 to October 2006, and vice president of operations at Ciwest Semiconductor Company from April 2005 to October 2005. Before that, Mr. Yao worked for Applied Materials at various management positions for 11 years.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Ming Yang is our chief financial officer. He joined us, as our chief financial officer in July 2015. Mr. Yang has significant breadth of experience in corporate finance, capital markets, business development and corporate strategy. Most recently, Mr. Yang was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he specialized in the cleantech and solar sectors. His work focused on such areas as corporate strategy, market strategy, performance management, risk management and growth initiatives. Prior to that, he was vice president of business development and corporate communications at JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd., a leading manufacturer of solar products based in China, where he was responsible for corporate strategy, business development, strategic partnerships and investor relations. Prior to JA Solar, Mr. Yang was an analyst covering the renewable energy sector at Coatue Management, a multi-billion dollar hedge fund based in New York. Before that, he was vice president and senior China analyst at Piper Jaffray based in New York and Shanghai, where he was a core member of the global cleantech team and covered the solar energy and semiconductor materials sectors. Mr. Yang holds an MBA degree from Cornell University with concentration in finance and strategy. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Qiangmin Zhou is our chief technology officer. First joining us in 2007, Mr. Qiangmin Zhou served as the General Manager of the polysilicon business group until April 2013, when he resigned from us for personal reasons. Mr. Zhou rejoined us in June 2014 and served as the Chief Operations Officer until March 1, 2016. Mr. Zhou has over 25 years of experience in chemical and materials industry. Mr. Zhou holds a bachelor’s degree from Tianjin University of Science and Technology and an MBA degree from Chongqing University.
Chief Marketing Officer
Mr. Shihua Su is our Chief Marketing Officer. He was formerly the general manager of the Company's Xinjiang polysilicon manufacturing facilities, and prior to that the Company’s financial controller. He has great knowledge of the company’s operations, and solid expertise on finance and accounting.