James Tu

James Tu

Chairman and CEO

Mr. Tu rejoined Energy Focus in April 2019, and currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.  Mr. Tu previously served as Executive Chairman of the Board, non-Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of Energy Focus from 2013 through 2017. Since 2017, Mr. Tu is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Social Energy Partners LLC, which develops sustainability and smart building/smart city projects in the U.S., Caribbean, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. He is also the founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of 5 Elements Global Advisors, an investment advisory and management company focusing on investing n clean energy companies and a stockholder of the Company. Additionally, he is Co-Founder and 50% owner and, until May 2013, was the Managing Partner of Communal International Ltd., a British Virgin Islands company dedicated to assisting clean energy solutions companies in gaining access to global marketing, distribution licensing manufacturing and financing resources. Mr. Tu received a Master’s degree in Business Administration in finance from Baruch College and a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Tsinghua University.