Nigel Cockroft

General Manager
JinkoSolar (U.S.) Inc.

Nigel Cockroft is the General Manager of San Francisco-based JinkoSolar (U.S.) Inc. and responsible for PV Module Sales and Operations in the US and Canada. He has been an integral contributor to the growth of JinkoSolar (US) from approximately 10th position to becoming a top 3 PV panel supplier, delivering over 1.5 GW to the United States market since joining the company 3 years ago.

Mr. Cockroft’s background prior to joining JinkoSolar includes serving as Head of North America System Integration Sales at GLC Solar and as a Senior Director of Sales at Hanwha SolarOne. Before working in the Solar industry Mr. Cockroft had served in Executive management roles in Development, Production and Sales/Marketing for Silicon-Valley based Fiber Optics company Gemfire Corporation, building upon a 7 year R&D Management role at Los Alamos National Laboratory and a PhD in physics from the University of Canterbury in 1987.