Board of Directors
Mr. Seong-woo Nam is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hanwha Q CELLS. He brings rich experience and expertise in a broad range of management disciplines and has a strong track record of achievement. Prior to joining Hanwha Q CELLS, Mr. Nam spent 30 years with Samsung Electronics, most recently as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Samsung's IT Solutions Business; this includes its PC and Printer Business with 13,000 employees and revenues approaching $9 billion during his tenure. While under Mr. Nam's direction for four years the IT Solutions Business experienced a more than three-fold increase in revenues, sales into 90 new countries, expansion of manufacturing scale, and a more than 300% gain in market share. Other responsibilities while at Samsung included leadership of the Business Innovation team for eight years where under his leadership the company launched global supply chain management, achieved cost reduction, and introduced process efficiencies across all global business units. Mr. Nam received his Bachelor of Arts in Politics and International Relations in 1983 from Sogang University, Korea.
Mr. Dong Kwan Kim is the Chief Commercial Officer of Hanwha Q Cells. He had previously served as Chief Strategy Officer of Hanwha SolarOne from December 2011 until Juy 2013 and was a member of the Board of Directors from December 2010 until July 2013 and rejoined the Board in March 2015. Mr Kim returned to Hanwha SolarOne from another Hanwha Group solar portfolio company Hanwha Q Celss. where he served as Chief Strategic Marketing Officer from August of 2013 to September of 2014. While at Hanwha Q Cells Mr. Kimwas instrumental in developing new markets for the company, expanding downstream business opportunities, and returning the company to profitability.
Mr. Kim earned a B.A. in Government from Harvard University, and was acknowledged as " Young Global Leader" by the World Economic Forum in 2013.
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.
Mr. Jay Seo is the Chief Financial Officer for Hanwha Q CELLS. He is also a member of the company's Board of Directors. Mr. Seo joined the company from Azdel Inc., an automotive thermoplastic material manufacturer based in Virginia, where he was Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. In his three and a half years at the company, he 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 joining Azdel, Mr. Seo held a variety of accounting, finance, and sales-related roles at Hanwha Resorts Corporation and Hanwha Chemical Corporation over a twelve year period. Mr. Seo earned an M.B.A. degree from the University of Washington, and a bachelor of arts with a concentration in finance and accounting from Seoul National University.
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.
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 Yon Sei University in Korea.