Mr. Ao is very experienced in both business development and financing, well connected in financial market in China, and has deep insight in China energy market. Mr. Ao is familiar with many energy products, from solar, wind, CHP, residual energy recovery, EMC, ESS to energy sales and distribution.
He previously was CEO in Gorun New Energy. He led Gorun Solar from a solar EPC contractor to become a developer, investor and O&M company of ground mounted solar, rooftop solar and wind farm, with overseas market in North America. Before that, he worked as Investment Director in a RMB Private Equity fund under Beijing State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, and CFO in GSR Ventures /Mayfield Fund China, a top USD/RMB early stage venture capital firm famous for Unicorn deals. Prior to life in PE/VC, he worked in finance and consulting function in Unilever, HSBC and SAP.
He is a fellow member of Association of Chartered Certified Accounts (ACCA) and have a Masters in Finance degree from London Business School, and bachelor degree in International Finance from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.
Tao is from Shenyang, was graduated from Wind Energy Institute of Shenyang University of Technology, majoring in electrical theory and new Technology. He has been engaged in wind power business in Goldwind, SgurrEnergy, Sinovel and Kedong Electric Power of NARI Group, with 12 years of solid work experience.