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First Solar Inc. has hired Johan Cilliers as regional director of business development for Sub-Saharan Africa and managing director of its new South Africa operating subsidiary.

Cilliers will be based in First Solar's newly established office in Cape Town, South Africa. He brings to the position more than 25 years of energy industry experience in South Africa and the region.

Before joining First Solar, Cilliers worked at Suzlon, where he was vice president of sales and marketing in South Africa. Prior to that, he worked at General Electric, Siemens and Eskom in a wide range of roles, including market development, sales and marketing, project development and financing.



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