Mr. Lars-Eric Johansson became an independent director of Canadian Solar "in August 2006. Mr. Johansson has worked in finance and has controlled positions in Canada and Sweden for more than thirty years. Since May 2004, he has been an Executive Vice President and the Chief Financial Officer of Kinross Gold Corporation, a Toronto Stock Exchange-listed gold mining company. During the period between June 2002 and November 2003, Mr. Johansson was an Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Noranda Inc. Mr. Johansson was last serving as a special advisor at Noranda Inc. until May 2004. From 1989 to May 2002, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Falconbridge Limited, a mining and metals company in Canada dually listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange, and the surviving company in its merger with Noranda Inc. in 2005. Mr. Johansson is a Lead Director and the Chairperson of the audit committee and corporate governance committee of Aber Diamond Corporation, a precious stones mining company dually listed on NASDAQ and the Toronto Stock Exchange. He has also chaired the audit committee of Golden Star Resources Ltd., a gold and silver mining company dually listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and American Stock Exchange, since July 2006. He is also a director of Tiberon Minerals Ltd. and Novicor Inc., both listed companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Mr. Johansson holds an MBA, with a major in finance and accounting, from Gothenburg School of Economics in Sweden." 
"Mr. Johansson has served as President and CEO of Ivanhoe Nickel & Platinum since May 2007. Mr. Johansson served as Chief Financial Officer of Kinross Gold Corporation from May 2004 (at which time he resigned as a director of the Corporation) until April 2006. In July 2006, Mr. Johansson was re-elected to the Board. Prior to joining the Corporation, Mr. Johansson was Special Advisor on project financing to Falconbridge Limited's Koniambo nickel project in New Caledonia from November 2003 to April 2004; Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Noranda Inc. from May 2002 to November 2003; Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Falconbridge from September 1989 to May 2002. He currently serves as a director of Niocan, Inc. and Canadian Solar Inc."