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Zhengrong Shi
Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Suntech Power Holdings
 
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 15 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 PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New South Wales in Australia in 1992.