Management Team

Mr. Liansheng Miao
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Liansheng Miao is the founder, Chairman of the Board, and Chief Executive Officer at Yingli Green Energy. Mr. Miao is also the founder and Chairman of Yingli Group, a privately held company. Mr. Miao also serves as the Executive Director on the Photovoltaic Committee of the China Renewable Energies Association, the Vice Chairman of the China Rural Area Electricity Supply Association, the Vice Chairman of the China Cells Industry Association, the Director of the Hebei New and High Technology Industry Association, and the Director of the New Energy Chamber of Commerce of All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce. Mr. Miao holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the Beijing Economics Institute and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Peking University in China.
Mr. Xiangdong Wang
Executive Director and Vice President

Mr. Xiangdong Wang is the Executive Director and Vice President at Yingli Green Energy. Prior to joining Yingli in 2001, Mr. Wang served as the Chief Accountant for Baoding Public Transportation Co., a company that provides urban public transportation services. Prior to Baoding Public Transportation Company, Mr. Wang was at Baoding Coal Co., a company engaged in the purchase and distribution of liquefied petroleum gas and liquefied natural gas, and Baoding Sewage Treatment Plant, a sewage treatment facility, Mr. Wang received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from China People’s University in China, and a master’s degree in Economics from Hebei University in China.
Mr. Zhiheng Zhao
Vice President

Mr. Zhiheng Zhao is the Vice President at Yingli Green Energy. Prior to joining Yingli in 2004, Mr. Zhao was the Head of the Project Department and later the Vice President of Tianwei Baobian, a manufacturer of large electricity transformers. Mr. Zhao later became the factory General Manager, overseeing the production of special transformers. Prior to that, Mr. Zhao also served as the General Manager of the Baoding Electric Transformer Manufacturing Company, an electricity transformer manufacturer, and as the General Manager of the Baoding Special Converter Manufacturing Factory, a manufacturer of special electricity converters. Mr. Zhao studied Management Engineering and graduated from the East China Institute of Heavy Machinery in China.
Mr. Yiyu Wang
Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Yiyu Wang is currently the Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer at Yingli Green Energy. Mr. Yiyu Wang was previously the Chief Strategy Officer of the Company and be in charge of the overall management of the financial and sales sector of the Company. Prior to joining Yingli in 2006, Mr. Wang served as a Senior Audit Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers since 1996. From 2003 to 2004, He worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Sydney, Australia. Mr. Wang received his bachelor’s degree in International Finance from Shanghai University in China.
Mr. Jingfeng Xiong
Vice President

Mr. Jingfeng Xiong is the Vice President and Chief Climate Officer at Yingli Green Energy. Mr. Xiong has been with Yingli Green Energy since 2000, and has served in a variety of roles, including as the Manager of the manufacturing workshops, Quality Assurance, Technical Department, System Application Department, and as the Chief Engineer. In addition, Mr. Xiong initiated and led research and development projects for the optimizing and automation of Yingli’s vertically integrated production lines to improve yield rates, cost savings and increase cell conversion efficiencies. Mr. Xiong received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Hebei University in China.
Dr. Dengyuan Song
Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Dengyuan Song is the Chief Technology Officer at Yingli Green Energy. Dr. Song has more than 27 years of experience in the research and development of solar cells, silicon materials and semiconductor PV devices. Mr. Song also has more than 10 years of experience in polycrystalline silicon cells, thin-film solar, cells and third-generation solar cells at the ARC Photovoltaics Centre of Excellence at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Prior to joining the University of New South Wales, Dr. Song served as a professor at Hebei University in China, where his teachings and research covered a broad spectrum of topics, including solar cells, silicon materials, photoelectric devices and automation engineering. He has published and presented over 150 papers in scientific and technical journals and at various PV industry conferences. Dr. Song received his bachelor’s degree in Microelectronics Engineering from Hebei University and his Ph.D. degree in Photovoltaic Engineering from the University of New South Wales in Australia.
Mr. Darren Thompson
Managing Director Yingli Green Energy International AG

Mr. Darren Thompson is currently the Vice President of Sales at Yingli Green Energy and the Managing Director of Yingli Green Energy Europe, Yingli’s wholly owned subsidiary. Mr. Thompson has over 10 years of experience in the solar PV sector. Before joining Yingli in 2008, Mr. Thompson served at Shell Solar and Phoenix Solar in senior European and global marketing positions. Prior to joining the solar PV sector, Mr. Thompson was a research scientist at Rolls-Royce and Shell and moved to the commercial segment of Shell in 1997. Mr. Thompson received his B.Sc. Honors degree in Applied Physics and Laser Technology, and also received a Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma at Manchester Business School and master’s level module in Financial Strategy with distinction at Open University.