Our People

Fred Hu

TNC Board Member and Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Primavera Capital Group

Hong Kong

Headshot of Fred Hu.

Fred Hu TNC Board Member and Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Primavera Capital Group. © Courtesy Fred Hu



Board Term

February 2022 – October 2031


Fred is Primavera Capital Group’s Founder, Chairman, and CEO. 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. 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.

Fred is currently the non-executive chairman of Yum China Holdings Inc. and serves on the boards of ICBC, Ant Group, and UBS Group AG. In addition, he is the co-chair of the Nature Conservancy’s Asia Pacific Council, a trustee of the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) and the China Medical Board, a member of the Global Advisory Board of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business at Columbia University, Harvard Kennedy School’s Dean’s Leadership Council and Harvard University’s Global Advisory Council.

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

+ more - less