Dr. Peng Fang is President and CEO, GCL Solar Energy Inc. with more than 20 years of executive management experience from leading global technology companies at the solar and semiconductor industries in the U.S. and China. Previously Dr. Fang was CEO of JA Solar (NasdaqGS: JASO) that he built the largest solar cell and components company and best financial performance company during the 2012 industry downturn. Dr. Fang was 2011 Forbes “One of World’s 7 Most Powerful People in Energy”, and 2011, 2012 China Top 10 Solar Energy Leaders. He was a member of China President Hu’s delegation and spoke on China-American Clean Energy Strategy Summit in DC, 2011.
He was formerly president of Huahong NEC, one of the largest semiconductor foundries in China. He has also held various technology and management positions at Applied Materials and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) in the U.S.
Dr. Fang received his PhD and MSEE degrees from the University of Minnesota. He was also a postdoctoral research fellow at the EECS Department of UC Berkeley. Dr. Fang was chairman of the IEEE Electron Devices Society, Santa Clara Valley Chapter. He is a board of directors, UCGEC.