SPI Energy Co., Ltd., a global renewable energy company and provider of solar storage and electric vehicle (EV) solutions for business, residential, government, logistics, and utility customers and investors, today announced Phoenix Motorcars, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company’s EdisonFuture subsidiary, appointed Tom Zhang, Ph.D. as its new Vice President, Human Resources.
Dr. Zhang is a seasoned HR executive that brings 14 years of experience gained at Google, Tesla, Tencent, and multiple tech startups. His extensive HR service delivery experience includes recruiting, employee relations, HR strategy, performance management, reporting/analytics, and on-boarding/off-boarding.
A tech-savvy, data-driven HR decision-maker, Dr. Zhang was most recently VP of HR for SERES EV. Previously, Dr. Zhang held senior roles at leading companies, including VP of HR for Meitu, a Hong Kong-listed global innovator in mobile technology, Senior HR/Talent Acquisition at Tesla Motors, Senior HR Business Partner, Director of HR, and Senior Recruiting Manager at Tencent, the world’s largest video game company and one of the world’s most valuable technology companies, and Senior Diversity Recruiter at Google.
“Dr. Zhang’s extensive experience, including years in senior HR roles in the EV space, is a strong value add as we look to rapidly scale operations,” stated Tarek Helou, COO of Phoenix Motorcars. “Dr. Zhang’s servant leadership philosophy focused on developing, supporting, and empowering employees will help us to build a strong team capable of executing on our long-term vision of creating one of the world’s leading EV brands.”