Canadian Solar Inc. has announced the appointment of Jianyi Zhang as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of the company.
Most recently, Mr. Zhang served, consecutively, as senior advisor to Chinese law firms of Jingtian & Gongcheng Law Firm, Runbo Law Firm, East Associates Law Firm and East & Concord Partners in Beijing. Before that, Mr. Zhang held a senior assistant general counsel position at Walmart Stores, Inc..
Prior to joining Walmart Stores Inc., Mr. Zhang worked for Troutman Sanders LLP as a partner. Mr. Zhang received his B.A. degree and M.A. degree from the University of Helsinki, Finland and his J.D. degree from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, USA.
Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar commented:
"I am delighted to welcome Jianyi to the Canadian Solar team. Jianyi brings to us deep legal expertise and a breadth of experience with prominent international companies."