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 Aucksun (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.
Maggie Chen is the Chief Executive Officer at Tenpower. Maggie serves on the board of Tenpower and oversees all facets of the business globally. As a pioneer of Tenpower’s global business, under her leadership, Tenpower has grown from a local manufacturing facility into today’s world-class lithium-ion battery manufacturer.
Prior to joining Tenpower, Maggie worked with TKH Group N.V. (AMS: TWEKA) for over 13 years leading 3 main manufacturing and trading facilities. The most recent position she held was Managing Director of TKH Shanghai and Managing Director of its major subsidiary Zhangjiagang Twentsche Cable, and within two years at the helm, she managed to turnaround the company’s seven-year loss streak into profit. She has over 20 years of experience in operations and manufacturing management.
Maggie obtained an EMBA from CEIBS in 2011 and graduated from Nanjing International Relations University with a degree in International 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.