Prior to founding Primavera Capital Group, Fred Hu was Chairman of Greater China and a Partner at Goldman Sachs, where he was instrumental in building the firm’s franchise in the region. He led some of the largest and most significant transactions in the firm’s history, and served on the Goldman Sachs Partnership Committee, the Global IBS Leadership Group, the Pine Street-Goldman Sachs University Board, and the Firmwide Culture, Diversity and Leadership Committee.
Hu is a respected economist whose main areas of research interest include macroeconomics, international finance and capital markets. He served at the International Monetary Fund, and he has advised the Chinese government on financial reform, SOE restructuring, and macroeconomic policies. He also sits on the Hong Kong Government’s Strategic Development Committee and the Advisory Committee for the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission.
In addition to holding several corporate directorships, Hu is Chairman of the Nature Conservatory’s China Board, a Trustee of the Yale-China Association, a director of the China Medical Board, a member of the Advisory Committees for the Harvard China Fund, the Stanford Center for International Development, and the Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business at Columbia University. Hu is also a co-director of the National Center for Economic Research at Tsinghua University.
He holds a Master in Engineering Science from Tsinghua University, and a Master and Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.
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