Zhengrong Shi - SuntechÕs founder, chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer.

"Dr. Zhengrong Shi, Suntech’s founder, chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer.

Dr. Zhengrong Shi is Suntech’s founder, chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer. Prior to founding Suntech in 2001, he was a research director and executive director of Pacific Solar Pty., Ltd., an Australian PV company engaged in the commercialization of next-generation thin film technology. From 1992 to 1995, he was a senior research scientist and the leader of the Thin Film Solar Cells Research Group in the Centre of Excellence for Photovoltaic Engineering at the University of New South Wales in Australia.

Dr. Shi holds 11 patents in PV technologies and has published a number of articles and papers in PV-related scientific magazines and at conferences. Dr. Shi received a bachelor's degree in optical science from Chang Chun University of Science and Technology in China in 1983, a master's degree in laser physics from the Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1986, and a Ph.D degree in electrical engineering from the University of New South Wales in Australia in 1992.

Awards and Milestones

July 2008- Dr. Shi won the Banksia International Award for Environmental Leadship

Dec 2007-Dr. Shi was included in the Guardian ranking of ""50 people who could save the planet""

Dec 2007 – Dr. Shi was named one of the Green People of China of the Year

October 2007 – Dr. Shi was named one of TIME magazine's 2007 ""Heroes of the Environment”

September 20, 2007 – Dr. Shi was awarded selected as the Corporate Citizen of the Year for his contribution to the development of the solar industry at the China Business Leaders Awards 2007

August 8, 2006 – Dr. Shi was appointed as member of advisory board of NYSE.

May 25, 2006 – Dr. Shi was awarded the “Best Entrepreneur Prize” by the Southern California Asian Society.

December 14, 2005 – Suntech successfully completed its IPO on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to become China’s first private high-tech company to list on a U.S. stock exchange, and the highest market value PV pure play company in the world.

October 2005 – Dr Shi was awarded the “PV-SEC Prize” at the International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference in recognition of Dr. Shi’s contribution to the international PV industry.

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