AboutDR. SHAWN QU,
MSE graduate, Dr. Shawn (Xiaohua) Qu has served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer since founding Canadian Solar in October 2001. Prior to joining Canadian Solar, Dr. Qu worked at Automation Tooling Systems (ATS) Inc. from 1998 to 2001, where he performed various duties at both ATS and at its subsidiaries in the solar power business, Matrix and Photowatt International S.A. He acted as a Research Scientist, Director of Silicon Procurement, Director of Solar Products, Strategic Planning and Business Development and Technical Vice President (Asia Pacific) of Photowatt International S.A.
Dr. Shawn Qu founded Canadian Solar in 2001 and publicly listed it on NASDAQ in 2006. Under his leadership, Canadian Solar has become a global leader in the solar industry. In 2016, Canadian Solar achieved $2.85 billion of revenue, delivered 5.2 GW of solar modules and secured a 9.6 GW pipeline of PV power projects worldwide. Dr. Shawn Qu was an invited speaker at the U.N. Climate Change Conference, COP21, the International Economic Forum Americas, the Wall Street Journal ECO:nomics forum, TEDx and many other prestigious forums.