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 July 2013 and was a member of the Board of Directors from December 2010 until July 2013. Mr. Kim returned Hanwha SolarOne from another Hanwha Group solar portfolio company Hanwha Q CELLS, where he served as Chief Strategic Marketing Officer from August of 2013 to September of 2014. While at Hanwha Q CELLS Mr. Kim was 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. 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.