Mr. GAO Jifan achieved his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Nanjing University in 1985 and a master’s degree in physical chemistry from Jilin University in 1988. GAO currently serves as Deputy Secretary of the Chinese National Energy Internet Industry and Technology Innovation Alliance, and Co-Chairman of the Global Solar Council. He is the foundation Chairman of the China Photovoltaic Industry Association (CPIA) and one of the founding members of the Private Sector Advisory Board for the UNDP. In 2010, following the company’s rapid development under GAO’s leadership, Trina Solar was recognized as a shaper of the solar industry by the World Economic Forum. GAO was invited by the forum committee to act as a mentor during their annual meeting.