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Fred Hu

Fred Hu

Founder, Primavera Capital Group

About Fred Hu

Dr Fred Hu is Primavera Capital Group’s Founder, Chairman, and CEO.

Dr Hu oversees the firm’s overall strategy, talent development, and culture, and assumes the primary responsibilities in establishing and maintaining the firm’s long-term partnerships with global investors. Dr Hu chairs Primavera’s Investment Committee. He initiated and led investment transactions such as Alibaba Group, Cainiao Smart Logistics Network, Ant Group, Yum China, ByteDance, Xpeng Inc., Kuaishou Technology, SenseTime, and Mead Johnson Greater China.

Prior to forming Primavera, he was Partner and Chairman of Greater China at Goldman Sachs and a member of Goldman’s Partnership Committee. He previously served as an economist at the International Monetary Fund. He also served on the Hong Kong Government’s Strategic Development Committee and the Advisory Committee for the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, and was an independent director of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited.

Dr Hu is currently the non-executive chairman of Yum China Holdings Inc. and serves on the boards of ICBC and UBS Group AG. In addition, he is the co-chair of the Nature Conservancy’s Asia Pacific Council, a trustee of the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) and the China Medical Board, a member of the Global Advisory Board of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business at Columbia University, Harvard Kennedy School’s Dean’s Leadership Council and Harvard University’s Global Advisory Council.

Dr Hu holds a Master in Engineering Science from Tsinghua University and a Master and PhD in Economics from Harvard University.

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