Dr. Hu is Chairman and founder of Primavera Capital Group, a China-based global investment firm. He was formerly a Partner, Managing Director and Chairman of Greater China at Goldman Sachs and was instrumental in building the firm’s franchise in the region.
He also served as an economist at the I.M.F. in Washington D.C, where he was engaged in macroeconomic research, policy consultations and technical assistance for member country governments including China. He has been co-Director at the National Center for Economic Research and Professor at Tsinghua University since 1996, and is a member of the editorial board for several academic journals and a columnist for China’s leading business magazines.
Dr. Hu has advised the Chinese government on financial and pension reform, SOE restructuring, and macroeconomic policies. He currently sits on Hong Kong Government’s Strategic Development Committee and the Advisory Committee for the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission. He is a member of the advisory committees of Harvard China Fund, Stanford Center for International Development, and the Chazen Institute of Columbia Business School. He is also a director of the South China Morning Post Group Limited, a trustee of China Medical Board, and the Co-Chair of the Nature Conservatory’s China Board.
Dr. Hu holds a Master in Engineering Science from Tsinghua University, and a Master and PhD in Economics from Harvard University.