Hanwha SolarOne

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Board of Directors
Mr. Seong-woo Nam Mr. Jay Seo Mr. Thomas J. Toy
Mr. Ernst A. Bütler Dr. David N.K. Wang

Mr. Seong-woo Nam

Mr. Seong-woo Nam is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hanwha SolarOne. Prior to joining Hanwha SolarOne, Mr. Nam spent 30 years with Samsung Electronics gaining rich experience in a range of management disciplines and achieving a strong track record of achievement. He was most recently vice president and general manager of Samsung’s IT Solutions Business. Prior to leading the IT Solutions Business, Mr. Nam spent eight years directing the Business Innovation team and also had experience in risk management, corporate restructuring, and strategy and planning. Seong-woo Nam received his Bachelor of Arts in Politics and International Relations in 1983 from Sogang University in Korea.

Mr. Jay Seo

Mr. Jay Seo is the Chief Financial Officer of Hanwha SolarOne and Head of China Business. Mr. Seo joins SolarOne from Azdel Inc., an automotive thermoplastic material manufacturer based in Virginia, where he was Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. 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. Thomas J. Toy

Mr. Thomas J. Toy has served as our independent director 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 cofounder and managing director of PacRim Venture Partners, a venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, California, since 1999, is a venture partner/advisor for ICCP Ventures, a venture capital firm, and a General Partner of Startup Capital Ventures. 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.

Mr. Ernst A. Bütler

Mr. Ernst A. Bütler has served as our independent director since November 2006. He also serves as the chairman of our compensation committee and as a member of our audit committee and corporate governance and nominating committee. Mr. Bütler has been an independent board member/consultant and owner of E.A. Bütler Management in Zürich since 2005.

His other current positions include Chairman of the board of AA-Partners, Zurich, and Chairman of the board of Asset Finance Partners Ltd., Zurich, member of the advisory board of XBiotech Inc., Austin/Texas/USA and member of the board of both, XBiotech Switzerland AG, Zug and XBiotech Germany GmbH, Frankfurt. And finally member of the board of ImmNeuweg AG, Dubendorf and of ImmForch AG, Forch, Switzerland and member of the board of Lhotse Capital Advisors Limited, Hamilton/Bermuda.From 1999 to 2005, he was a partner of Partners Group in Zug, the largest independent Asset Manager of Private Equity 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 and Global Head of Multinational Division. He received a bachelor's degree from the School of Economics and Business Administration in Zürich in 1973, and attended post-graduate programs at the University of Massachusetts in the United States, the INSEAD, Fontainebleau, Paris, and at MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, USA.

Dr. David N.K. Wang

Dr. David N.K. Wang has served as our independent director since April 2009. He also serves as a member of our audit committee, compensation committee and corporate governance and nominating committee. Dr. Wang is currently the chairman of the board of Ether Optronics Inc. and was the president and chief executive officer of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) and an overseas advisor to the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China from 2009 to 2011.

He is also an advisor to the Greater China Innovation and Entrepreneurship project of Stanford University in the United States. He was a member of the board of directors of Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) and chairman of its China Regional Advisory Board. 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 AsiaPacific business and economy.He received his Ph.D. degree in Materials Science from the University of California, Berkeley.