Fred Zuliu Hu

Founder and Chairman
Primavera Capital Group

Fred is Chairman of Primavera Capital Group, a China-based global investment firm focusing on innovative industries.

Prior to founding Primavera Capital, Fred was Chairman of Greater China and a Partner at Goldman Sachs Group, where he was instrumental in building the firm's franchise in the Asia Pacific region. 

As an economist, his main areas of research include entrepreneurship, technological innovation, and international finance. He served at the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC and has advised the Chinese government on financial reform and macroeconomic policies. Fred also served on the Hong Kong Government's Strategic Development Committee and the Advisory Committee for the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission. 

Fred is currently the non-executive chairman of Yum China Holdings Inc. and is a member of several corporate boards including Ant Group, ICBC, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited and UBS Group AG. In addition, Fred is the co-chair of the Nature Conservancy’s Asia Pacific Council, a Trustee of the China Medical Board, and a member of the Council of Foreign Relations’ Global Advisory Board.

His leadership roles in higher education include serving on edX Global Leadership Board, Harvard University’s Global Advisory Council, the Advisory Committees of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard Kennedy School, and the Stanford Center for International Development. He is also a member of the Global Advisory Board for The Jerome A. Chazen Institute for Global Business at Columbia Business School. Fred serves as the co-director of the National Center for Economic Research and a professor at Tsinghua University.  He is also an adjunct professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and at Peking University. 

Fred holds a Master’s in Engineering Science from Tsinghua University, and a Master’s and PhD in Economics from Harvard University.