Kai Chen is the Chairman at Tenpower, overseeing strategy and governance of the company. Kai acquired Tianpeng Lithium Co., Ltd. in 2011, then a local lithium battery manufacturing factory whose only key asset at the time was a semi-auto cylindrical cell production line. Since the acquisition and the inception of Tenpower in the same year, Kai reorganized Tianpeng to Tenpower and oversaw the expansion and development of the Company into an international enterprise.
Kai is also the founder, Chairman and CEO of Jiangsu Azure (002245.SZ), Tenpower’s parent company which is a conglomerate engaged in LED chips manufacturing and metal logistics with over 3,000 employees, it was listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in 2008. In 2011, Kai was named the “Best CEOs of Chinese Listed Companies” by Forbes. He has accumulated an extensive understanding of international business practices through many years of business experience in Australia and the UK.
Kai graduated from Southeast University with a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Automation, and later received his MBA and MEM degree from the University of Technology Sydney. He began his career as an electrical engineer at Philips. He also held positions in operations and senior management before starting his own business.
Kiyokazu Oiyama is the Senior Vice President at Tenpower. He oversees the R&D and the Process Engineering Center at Tenpower.
Oiyama-san brings with him over 35 years of lithium battery manufacturing and engineering experience from Sony. He was involved in the world’s first trial of 18650 lithium-ion battery, and led the R&D of the world’s first lithium-ion polymer battery while he is the research manager of Sony Japan’s Nishi R&D Center. Prior to joining Tenpower, Oiyama-san served as the head of Technical and Development Division of Sony Wuxi, and last held the position of Director of Advanced Energy Solution for Techtronic Industries (TTI).
Oiyama-san holds a Bachelor’s degree from Tokyo Metropolitan University in Electrochemistry and is currently leading the R&D efforts from Tenpower’s R&D headquarters at Suzhou.
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