Member, Global Board & Investment Committee and Founder, Chairman and CEO, Primavera Capital Group
AREA OF EXPERTISE
Private equity, growth equity, China
Board TermFebruary 2022 – October 2031
Fred Hu is Founder, Chairman and CEO of Primavera Capital Group, an Asia Pacific-based growth equity investment firm. He 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. Fred 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, Fred 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.
Fred currently serves on The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) Global Board in addition to TNC’s Investment Committee. 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. He holds a master's in engineering science from Tsinghua University and a master's and PhD in economics from Harvard University.