Fred Zuliu Hu
Dr. Hu is a former Partner and Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, where he has served successively as Chief Economist, Head of Corporate Strategy, Co-Head of Investment Banking, and Chairman, Greater China. He is currently an advisory director to Goldman Sachs.
Dr. Hu has been instrumental in building Goldman Sachs franchise in the region. He has led some of the largest and most significant landmark transactions in the firm’s history and has served on firmwide committees including the Goldman Sachs Partnership Committee, the Global IBS Leadership Group, and the Culture, Diversity and Leadership Committee. Dr. Hu has advised on strategy, capital raising, domestic & cross-border merger and acquisitions for China’s leading companies including Bank of China, Bank of Communications, China Development Bank, ICBC, Lenovo, Ping An, ZTE, among others. He was responsible for originating and leading the largest investment deal ever in China.
Dr. Hu is a respected economist and a trusted policy adviser to the Chinese government on financial and pension reform, SOE restructuring, and macroeconomic policies. He served as an economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington D.C, where he was engaged in macroeconomic research, policy consultations, and technical assistance for member country governments including China. He currently sits on Hong Kong Government’s Strategic Development Committee and the Advisory Committee for the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission and is the Co-Chair of the Nature Conservatory’s China Board. He is Co-director at the National Center for Economic Research and professor at Tsinghua University since 1996, and member of the editorial board for several academic journals and a columnist for China’s leading business magazines.
Dr. Hu holds a Master in Engineering Science from Tsinghua University, and a Master and PhD in Economics from Harvard University.