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# Li Hejun

Random fact: Premier Xi Jinping visited plant two years before he took the top post.


Li is the founder and chairman of Hanergy Thin Film Power Group, China's biggest solar manufacturer by market value. The Beijing-based company makes thin-film power modules and builds solar farms. Hanergy has been expanding overseas through acquisitions. Almost all of its $408 million of sales in the six months ended June 2014 comes from related companies.

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Citizenship China
Age 46
Wealth Self-made
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Birthdate: 8/13/1967
Family: Married, 1 child

Li was born in Heyuan city in southern Chinese province of Guangdong in 1967. He received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Beijing Jiaotong University in the Chinese capital city in 1988. After graduating, he sold electronics before setting up a transportation company. He founded Hanergy Holding Group, a clean energy power generation company in 1994. Hangery listed its solar unit on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange after acquiring a majority stake in Apollo Solar Energy, six years later.

He is known as a philanthropist, serving as the initiator and executive director of China Red Ribbon Foundation, a charity dedicated to HIV control and prevention. Hanergy also co-founded the "Raising Them Up" program for young talents from poor families in July, 2013.

In his book "New Energy Revolution: The Power to Change China and the World" released in November 2013, Li offers his suggestions on China's sustainable development and peaceful rise through solving energy shortage problems by developing a photovoltaic industry.

  • 1967 Li Hejun is born in China's Guangdong province.
  • 1988 Graduates from Beijing Jiaotong University with engineering degree.
  • 1994 Founds Hanergy in Beijing.
  • 2002 Hanergy's first hydropower station put into use.
  • 2009 Enters into wind power generation business in Jiangsu and Gansu.
  • 2010 Acquires a 52 percent stake in Hong Kong-listed Apollo Solar Energy.
  • 2010 Agrees to build a solar power manufacturing hub in Haikou.
  • 2011 Receives a $4.7 billion credit line from China Development Bank.
  • 2012 Appointed vice chairman of the All-China Federation of Industry & Commerce.
  • 2013 Company buys California-based thin-film panel maker MiaSole.
  • 2013 Purchases U.K.-based residential solar installer Engensa.
  • 2013 Buys U.S. photovoltaic manufacturer Global Solar Energy.
  • 2014 Gets $3.3 billion credit line from China Minsheng Banking and AFCA.
  • 2014 Meets with leaders of Mali and Cote d'Ivoire to promote projects.
  • 2014 Changes name to Hanergy Thin Film Power Group Ltd.