South Korea-based solar module manufacturer Hanwha Q CELLS Co. Ltd. has named Hee Cheul Kim its new CEO and chairman of the board of the directors, effective Oct. 1.
Seong-woo Nam will step down from the aforementioned positions due to personal reasons, effective Sept. 30.
From 2015 to 2018, Kim served as the CEO of Hanwha Total Petrochemical Corp. and Hanwha General Chemical Co. Ltd. Prior to that, he served as the president of Hanwha Q CELLS (then Hanwha SolarOne Co. Ltd., based in China), as well as the CEO of Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH, leading Hanwha Group’s first steps into the photovoltaics industry.
Kim also served as the chief strategy officer of Hanwha Group’s headquarters in 2011 and held positions as the CEO of Hanwha Azdel Inc., a subsidiary of Hanwha Advanced Materials Corp. From 2006 to 2009, he served as the vice president of Hanwha Advanced Materials Corp.’s automotive business division, as well as the CEO of Hanwha Advanced Materials America LLC (then, Hanwha Advanced Materials Alabama LLC). In 2005, Kim served as the vice president of Hanwha Chemical Corp. after spending 17 years working up its ranks.