Dr. Fred Hu has been the founder and chairman of Primavera Capital Group since 2010. Prior to this, Fred 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.
Fred 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. Fred also previously sat on the Hong Kong Government's Strategic Development Committee and the Advisory Committee for the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission.
Fred has been an independent non-executive director for Ant Group since August 2020, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited since April 2019, UBS Group AG since 2018, Yum China Holdings Inc. since 2016, and Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited since November 2014.
Fred holds a Master in Engineering Science from Tsinghua University, and a Master and Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.