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Hanwha Q CELLS Co Ltd (HQCL.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Hee Cheul Kim

49 2018 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Jung Pyo Seo

47 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Director

Dong Kwan Kim

30 2015 Director

Seung Deok Park

40 2015 Director

Ernst Butler

69 2006 Independent Director

Hyun Chul Chun

2015 Independent Director

Yinzhang Gu

76 2007 Independent Director

Seung Heon Kim

2015 Independent Director

Thomas Toy

2006 Independent Director

David Wang

67 2009 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Hee Cheul Kim

Mr. Hee Cheul Kim has been appointed Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Kim possesses a plethora of experience across the global energy industry as well as the fields of chemicals and advanced materials. From 2015 to 2018, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Hanwha Total Petrochemical Corp. and Hanwha General Chemical Co., Ltd. Prior to that, Mr. Kim served as the President of the Company (then, Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd., headquartered inChina) (NASDAQ: HSOL) as well as the Chief Executive Officer of Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH, leading Hanwha Group's first steps into the photovoltaics industry during one of the dynamic phases of the industry. Mr. Kim also served as the Chief Strategy Officer of Hanwha Group's Headquarters in 2011 and held positions as the Chief Executive Officer of Hanwha Azdel, Inc., a subsidiary of Hanwha Advanced Materials Corp. which manufactures high-performance thermoplastic composites, applicable to major fields such as the automotive and industrial industries. From 2006 to 2009, he served as the Vice President of Hanwha Advanced Materials Corp.'s Automotive Business Division as well as the Chief Executive Officer of Hanwha Advanced Materials America, LLC (then, Hanwha Advanced Materials Alabama, LLC). In 2005, Mr. Kim served as the Vice President of Hanwha Chemical Corp. after spending 17 years working up its ranks. Mr. Kim received both a Master's and Bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Seoul National University in South Koreaand a Master's in business administration from Washington University in Saint Louis'Olin Business School in the United States. He is also an alumnus of the Fudan School of Management inShanghai, Chinaand a member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea. In 2016, he served as an adjunct professor at the College of Engineering in SeoulNational UniversityinSouth Korea.

Jung Pyo Seo

Mr. Jung Pyo Seo is Chief Financial Officer, Director of Hanwha Solarone Co Ltd. Prior to his current position, Mr. Seo served as chief financial officer and chief operating officer of Azdel Inc., in Virginia from 2008 to 2011. While with Azdel Inc., Mr. Seo rebuilt the company’s cash and debt management systems and processes, implemented a new ERP system, managed commercial banking relationships, raised capital and helped the company expand market share in a competitive market with rising raw material prices. He also played an important role in the acquisition and post-acquisition integration of Azdel Inc. by Hanwha Corporation. Prior to that, Mr. Seo held a variety of accounting, finance and sales-related positions at Hanwha Resorts Corporation and Hanwha Chemical Corporation for 12 years. Mr. Seo received an MBA with a concentration in Finance from the University of Washington, and a B.A. with a concentration in Finance and Accounting from Seoul National University.

Dong Kwan Kim

Mr. Dong Kwan Kim is Director of the Company. He was Chief Strategy Officer and Director of Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. Mr. Dong Kwan Kim has served as the Company's chief commercial officer since September 2014 . Prior to his current position, Mr. Kim served as Q CELLS's chief strategic marketing officer since August 2013 , where he led the development of new markets, expanded downstream opportunities and drove Q CELLS's return to profitability. From December 2011 to July 2013 , he served as Hanwha SolarOne's chief strategy officer, and from December 2010 to July 2013 , he was a member of its board of directors. He received a B.A. in Government from Harvard University , and was acknowledged as a "Young Global Leader" by the World Economic forum in 2013.

Seung Deok Park

Mr. Seung Deok ("Andy") Park is Director of the Company. Mr. Park has a broad range of experience including engineering, business planning and development, product management, corporate planning and strategy, and manufacturing. He is currently VP of Corporate Planning at Hanwha Q CELLS with responsibility for corporate level strategy, business planning and human resources. Mr. Park joined the Hanwha organization in 1994 as a research engineer and rose through the ranks at Hanwha Chemical Co., Ltd. until 2009 when he joined Hanwha Group headquarters as a director focused on incubation of new business opportunities including solar. He moved to China in 2012 to join Hanwha SolarOne (which was merged with Hanwha Q CELLS in February of 2015) as Senior Director, Product Management. In late 2012, he was promoted to VP, Corporate Planning and led the company's strategic direction and business planning. Mr. Park then moved to the company's ingot and wafering operations and led the turnaround of that entity through innovative cost reduction programs, technology and manufacturing upgrades, improved product quality, and capacity expansion. He received his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Sogang University, Seoul , Korea in 1993 and his master's degree in chemical engineering from Pohang University of Science & Technology (POSTECH), Pohang, Korea in 1995.

Ernst Butler

Mr. Ernst A. Butler is Independent Director of Hanwha Solarone Co Ltd., since November 2006. He also serves as the chairman of our compensation committee and as a member of our audit committee. Mr. Bütler has been an independent board member/consultant since 2005. His other current positions include board member of Bank Frey & Co. AG, Zürich, Frey Group Holding, Zurich, ImmNeuweg AG, Zurich, and TIF Transport Infrastructure Fund Limited, Hamilton, Bermuda, and chairman of the board of Alegra Capital Ltd., Zürich, AA-Partners, Zürich and Lhotse Capital Advisors Limited, Hamilton, Bermuda, member of the board of XBiotech Switzerland AG, Zug and member of the advisory board of XBiotech Inc., Austin, Texas. From 1999 to 2005, he was a partner of Partners Group in Zug, the largest independent asset manager of alternative investments in Europe. Mr. Bütler spent over 25 years with Credit Suisse and Credit Suisse First Boston, with his last assignments being managing director and co-head of Corporate and Investment Banking Switzerland. He received a bachelor’s degree from the School of Economics and Business Administration in Zürich and attended post-graduate programs at University of Massachusetts in the United States, INSEAD European Institute of Business Administration in Paris, and MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston.

Hyun Chul Chun

Mr. Hyun Chul Richard Chun is Independent Director of Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. Mr. Richard Chun has been Managing Partner of Saesidae Accounting Corporation, which he joined in April 2014 . He is also an audit committee member of Kangwon Land Inc. and part-time auditor of Unicef Korea. From 1994 to 2014, he held several positions, including audit partner and dean of Deloitte Academy. Mr. Chun is a certified public accountant in Korea and spent over 30 years holding audit related positions, including Audit Partner at Anjin Accounting Corp., a member firm of Deloitte. He holds the KICPA Registration and completed the AICPA examination. He completed his BA and MBA degrees from YonSei University in Korea.

Yinzhang Gu

Mr. Yinzhang Gu is Independent Director of Hanwha Solarone Co Ltd., since June 2007. He also serves as a member of our compensation committee and corporate governance and nominating committee. From 1962 to 1998, Mr. Gu worked for Eastern China Electricity Administration, a government agency overseeing power supply in eastern China, in various roles, including as deputy director and director. Mr. Gu retired from Shanghai Electricity Administration in 1998. Mr. Gu graduated from Zhejiang University in 1962.

Seung Heon Kim

Mr. Seung Heon (Steve) Kim Steve is Independent Director of Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. Mr. Steve Kim is vice president of the Defense Acquisition Program Institute, a non-profit organization licensed by the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), where Mr. Kim served as Director General of Cost Accounting and Verification Group from August 2011 to August 2013 . He also serves as a non-executive member of the board of Directors of the Korea Consumer Agency, a public institution established under the Fair Trade Commission. From 1988 to 2011, Mr. Kim held several positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers, including audit partner, where he led audit services to a broad range of Korean and multinational companies in a variety of industries. Mr. Kim is a certified public accountant in Korea having spent over 30 years holding accounting and audit related positions. He also received his CPA from the California State Board of Accountancy. He received both his BA and MBA degrees from Seoul National University in Korea.

Thomas Toy

Mr. Thomas J. Toy is Independent Director of Hanwha Solarone Co Ltd., since November 2006. He also serves as the chairman of our audit committee and corporate governance and nominating committee and as a member of our compensation committee. His other current positions include director of several privately held companies. Mr. Toy is co-founder and managing director of PacRim Venture Partners, a venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, California, since 1999, and is a venture partner/advisor for ICCP Ventures, a venture capital firm. Formerly, he was a partner with SmartForest Ventures, a venture capital firm based in Portland, Oregon and a partner and managing director of the Corporate Finance Division of Technology Funding, a venture capital firm based in San Mateo, California. From 1979 to 1987, Mr. Toy held several positions at Bank of America National Trust and Savings Association, including vice president. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northwestern University in the United States.

David Wang

Dr. David N.K. Wang is Independent Director of Hanwha Solarone Co Ltd., since April 2, 2009. He also serves as a member of our audit committee and corporate governance and nominating committee. Dr. Wang was an overseas advisor to the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China and an advisor to the Greater China Innovation and Entrepreneurship project of Stanford University in the United States. He was also a member of the board of directors of Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) and chairman of its China Regional Advisory Board and a senior advisor to the chairman of the board of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC). From November 2009 to July 2011, Dr. Wang served as president and the chief executive officer of SMIC. From September 2005 to June 2007, Dr. Wang served as the chief executive officer of Huahong Group and concurrently chairman of Huahong NEC, a subsidiary of Huahong Group. Prior to joining Huahong Group, Dr. Wang served as executive vice president of Applied Materials and president of Applied Materials Asia. Dr. Wang was responsible for Applied Materials’ business strategy, planning and execution throughout Asia. Dr. Wang has also been a member of, chaired and helped found a variety of councils, committees and associations related to technology and Asia-Pacific business and economy. He received his Ph.D. degree in Materials Science from the University of California, Berkeley.