Board of Directors
Bill Mulligan is our Chief Executive Officer. Before joining Maxeon, he served as the Chief Operating Officer for Sila Nanotechnologies, a battery materials company. Prior to that, Mr. Mulligan held senior leadership positions at SunPower Corporation, including Executive Vice President of Global Operations, Vice President Technology Strategy and Vice President Research and Development. He was also President and Chief Executive Officer at SolarBridge Technologies, a micro inverter company. Before that he has held engineering roles at AstroPower and Fairchild/National Semiconductor. Dr. Mulligan has almost 30 years of solar industry experience and over 30 technical publications relating to solar technology to his credit. Dr. Mulligan holds a B.A. in History and a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Washington, a M.S.E. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in Materials Science from Colorado School of Mines.
Donald Colvin serves as an independent director and Chairman of Maxeon’s Board, Chairman of its Compensation Committee, member of its Audit Committee and member of its Nominating and Corporate Governance 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 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 serves as an independent non-executive director on Maxeon’s Board of Directors, as Chairman of its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and its Coordination Committee, and as a member of its Audit Committee. Mr. Leonard also currently serves as an independent non-executive director of Singapore Post Ltd. (SingPost), an international leader in e-commerce logistics and services; of AsiaSat, a privately held Hong Kong-based satellite operator; and of SC Bank Solutions (Singapore) Ltd., a digital-banking joint venture between Standard Chartered Bank and NTUC Enterprise. Mr. Leonard serves on the advisory board of Cambridge Innovation Capital, a deep-tech venture capital firm with strong links to the University of Cambridge in England, and on the advisory board of SDG Impact Japan, a sustainability-focused investment platform based in Tokyo. Mr. Leonard has 30 years of experience in the private sector building information technology companies, and seven years of experience in the public sector working for the Singaporean government leading various national programs.
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 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 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.
Ms. Zhang Changxu serves as a director designated by TZE on Maxeon’s Board of Directors and member of its Compensation Committee. Ms. Zhang is currently a Board Director and the Chief Operations Officer and Chief Financial Officer of TZE and a board director of Huansheng Photovoltaic (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd. From 2012, she served in various leadership roles for TZE, 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.
Mr. Sean Wang serves as a director designated by TZE on Maxeon’s Board of Directors and member of its Coordination Committee. Mr. Wang is the Executive President of International Operations for TZE. Prior to his role at TZE, he was Chairman of Shanghai E-Talent Digitech Investment from October 2019 to June 2022. Earlier, Mr. Wang served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Director of ENN Group from March 2018 to September 2019 and has held senior management roles at ENN Energy Holdings Limited. Prior to this, Mr. Wang was a managing partner at Sino-Sin Investment Fund and an Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer at China Rongsheng Heavy Industries Group, and has held various other executive leadership roles during his career. Mr. Wang graduated from Hamline University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Economics and from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota with a Master of Business Administration in 1989.
Xu Luo Luo
Mr. Xu Luo Luo serves as a director designated by TZE on Maxeon’s Board of Directors and member of its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Xu Luo Luo is the Associate President of TCL Group since 2018, in this role, he is responsible for corporate development, merger and acquisition, partnership, strategic investment and capitalization, he sits on several management committees including TCL Group investment committee and TCL Capital, and he has held various management positions within TCL Group since 2012. Mr. Xu also currently serves as vice-chairman at Printronics Circuit, a specialized PCB manufacturer listed on Shenzhen Stock Exchange, director at Homa, a refrigerator ODM manufacturer listed on Shenzhen Stock Exchange; he has served on other boards throughout his career, including as Chairman of Highly, a consumer electronics distributor listed on Beijing Stock Exchange. Previously, he has held various management position at BAIC/Foton Motor, a commercial vehicle manufacturer listed on Shanghai Stock Exchange, and AVL, a world’s leading mobility technology provider for development, simulation and testing of powertrain. At TCL, he has led numerous growth and transformation initiatives, including spin-off of TCL Industries (incl. TCL Electronics, the world’s leading TV manufacturer listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and Tonly, a leading audio and video ODM manufacturer) from TCL Group, TCL acquisition of Zhonghuan, one of the world’s top solar ingot and wafer manufacturer listed on Shenzhen Exchange, Printronics Circuit, and Homa. Mr. Xu holds a bachelor degree in computer science, and postgraduate degree in excellence management from University of Warwick.