Board of Directors

Jeff Waters

Chief Executive Officer
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Jeff Waters

Jeffrey Waters is our Chief Executive Officer and, prior to the separation and Spin-off, led the SunPower Technologies business unit of SunPower since January 2019, which included its global manufacturing, research and development and SunPower Solutions group. An experienced global business, operations and sales leader, Mr. Waters joined SunPower in January 2019 from Isola, where he worked from Silicon Valley as the company’s president and chief executive officer. Prior to Isola, Mr. Waters was senior vice president and general manager with Altera Corporation and also held a variety of executive positions with Texas Instruments/National Semiconductor in both the U.S. and Japan for 18 years, including in global sales. Mr. Waters holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Notre Dame, a master’s degree in engineering from Santa Clara University and a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University.

Donald Colvin

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Donald Colvin
Donald Colvin serves as an independent director and Chairman of Maxeon’s Board, Chairman of its Audit Committee and member of its Coordination Committee and Compensation Committee. Mr. Colvin also serves as an independent director and chairman of the audit committee for Viavi Solutions and Agilysys. Mr. Colvin has served on other boards throughout his career, including as an independent director on the audit committee for Applied Micro Circuits Corporation and Isola and an advisory board member for Conexant Systems. Mr. Colvin was interim Chief Financial Officer for Isola during 2015 and 2016, appointed by their Board to restructure the company, and prior to this was Chief Financial Officer of Caesars Entertainment Corporation from November 2012 to January 2015. Mr. Colvin has also served as Chief Financial Officer for ON Semiconductor Corp., Amtel Corporation and European Silicon Structures. Mr. Colvin has also held a number of financial leadership positions for multinational companies. Mr. Colvin holds a B.A. in economics and an M.B.A. from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland.

Kris Sennesael

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Kris Sennesael
Kris Sennesael serves as an independent director on Maxeon’s Board of Directors, Chairman of its Audit Committee, and member of the Compensation and Coordination Committees. Kris Sennesael is currently the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Skyworks Solutions, an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors with over $5 billion in revenues. Previously, Mr. Sennesael served as Chief Financial Officer for Enphase Energy, a semiconductor-based renewable energy solutions provider, from September 2012 to August 2016. Earlier, he served as Chief Financial Officer for Standard Microsystems Corporation, a global fabless semiconductor company, from January 2009 to August 2012, prior to which he held financial positions at ON Semiconductor, AMI Semiconductor, and Alcatel Microelectronics. Mr. Sennesael graduated from the University of Ghent, Belgium, with a Bachelor of Economics and Master of Economics, and from the Vlerick Management School with a Master in Business Administration.

Steve Leonard

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Steve Leoanard
Steve Leonard serves as an independent director on Maxeon’s Board of Directors, Chairman of its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and its Coordination Committee, and member of its Audit Committee . Mr. Leonard also currently serves as an independent non-executive director at Singapore Post Ltd. (SingPost), an international leader in e-commerce logistics and services, AsiaSat, a privately held Hong Kong-based satellite operator, and SC Bank Solutions (Singapore) Ltd., a digital banking joint venture between Standard Chartered Bank and NTUC Enterprise. He also serves on the advisory boards of several universities and organizations, including Cambridge Innovation Capital, a deep-tech focused venture capital firm with strong links to the University of Cambridge in England. Mr. Leonard is an international leader with more than 30 years currently serving as CEO of Singularity University. Prior to that, Mr. Leonard was the founding CEO of SGInnovate, a private limited company wholly-owned by the Singapore Government. Prior to founding SGInnovate, Mr. Leonard served three years as the Executive Deputy Chairman of the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), a Singapore Government statutory board under the purview of Singapore’s Ministry of Communications and Information. Prior to joining Singapore Government in 2013, he held executive leadership roles in Europe and Asia for two decades with several global technology companies including EMC, Symantec and EDS.

Erick Chabanne

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Erick Chabanne
Erick Chabanne serves as a director designated by TotalEnergies on Maxeon’s Board of Directors and member of its Compensation Committee. Mr. Chabanne is the Vice President Corporate Affairs of Marketing & Services for Asia-Pacific & Middle East for TotalEnergies, located in Singapore. He has held various positions within TotalEnergies since 1990 in the downstream division, including Chief Financial Officer in Cameroon and Kenya, Managing Director of the subsidiaries in Zambia and Réunion, Director of Safety/Health/Environment and Sustainable Development for Africa and Middle East Division, Vice President Corporate Affairs of Totalgaz in France and Head of Department of Management Control for the Marketing & Services Division. Mr. Chabanne graduated with a Master of Business Administration from the University of Ottawa and E.S.L.S.C.A Business School.

Gavin Adda

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Gavin Adda
Gavin Adda serves as a director designated by TotalEnergies on Maxeon’s Board of Directors and member of its Coordination Committee. Mr. Adda has served as the Chief Executive Officer of TotalEnergies Renewables Distributed Generation (DG) Asia since 2017. TotalEnergies DG Asia was created when TotalEnergies acquired Mr. Adda’s company. He also serves as Co-Chairman of the European Chamber of Commerce (Sustainability Committee) in Singapore and he serves on the TotalEnergies Executive Management Committee for Asia. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer and Founder of CleantechEnergy Private Limited in India, which was acquired by Shell and Keppel. Prior to that, Mr. Adda held various executive level positions at REC Solar Limited and Samsung Group. Mr. Adda graduated from Cambridge University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts, and from INSEAD in 2006 with a Master in Business Administration.

Nikita Taldykin

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Nikita Taldykin
Nikita Taldykin serves as a director designated by TotalEnergies on Maxeon’s Board of Directors and member of its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Since 2018, Mr. Taldykin has been the Vice President and General Counsel – Upstream and Corporate Services of TotalEnergies American Services, located in Houston, Texas. In this role, he sits on several management committees and boards of directors and is responsible for corporate governance and managing legal and compliance affairs for TotalEnergies’ upstream affiliates in the United States. He joined TotalEnergies in 2010 and has since held several business development and legal roles. Mr. Taldykin began his career in private practice at Vinson & Elkins LLP, where he focused on domestic and cross-border energy transactions across Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Mr. Taldykin obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Economics from Georgetown University and a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center, located in Washington, D.C.

SHEN Haoping

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Shen Haoping
Mr. SHEN Haoping serves as a director designated by TZS on Maxeon’s Board of Directors and member of its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. He is the deputy Chairman and CEO of TZS. Currently, he also serves as a Board Director and Senior Vice President of TCL Technology Group Corporation. He was awarded the special allowance of the State Council and the 2015 National Model Worker. Mr. SHEN Haoping has many years of experience in the design and manufacture of semiconductor and photovoltaic mono silicon materials. He has presided over several national and provincial R&D projects, and led TZS to win the industry and government honors such as municipal science and technology progress award, China patent excellence award, national innovation-oriented enterprise and Forbes China potential enterprise. Under Mr. SHEN Haoping’s leadership, TZS built a world leading photovoltaic silicon ingot and wafer R&D, manufacture and sales capacity. He also served as General Manager and other leadership positions of Tianjin HuanOu Semiconductor Materials Technology Co., Ltd. Mr. SHEN Haoping received his Bachelor’s Degree in semiconductor physics from Lanzhou University.

Zhang Changxu

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Zhang Changxu
Ms. ZHANG Changxu serves as a director designated by TZS on Maxeon’s Board of Directors and member of its Compensation Committee. Ms. ZHANG Changxu is currently a Board Director and the Chief Operations Officer and Chief Financial Officer of TZS and the Chairman of Huansheng Photovoltaic (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd. From 2012, she served in various leadership roles for TZS, including as Chief Financial Officer of Inner Mongolia Zhonghuan Photovoltaic Material Co. Ltd., and CFO and General Manager of Tianjin Huanou Semiconductor Materials and Technology Co., Ltd. Ms. ZHANG has extensive experience in corporate management from her management roles in finance, sales and marketing, supply chain and comprehensive planning. She has a Master’s Degree of software engineering from Tongji University and a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration from Shanxi University of Finance and Economics.

Wang Yan

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Wang Yan
Mr. WANG Yan serves as a director designated by TZS on Maxeon’s Board of Directors and member of its Coordination Committee. Mr. WANG Yan is the Vice President of TZS and the CEO of Huansheng Photovoltaic (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd. Between 2017 and 2018, he served as Chairman of Huanou International Silicon Material Co., Ltd., and from 2014 to 2017, he was the General Manager of Inner Mongolia Zhonghuan Photovoltaic Material Co., Ltd .Mr. WANG Yan received his Bachelor’s Degree in information and electronic science from Tianjin University.