Prior to founding Primavera Capital Group, Fred was Chairman of Greater China and a Partner at Goldman Sachs, where he was instrumental in building the firm's franchise in the region. He led some of the largest and most significant transactions in the firm's history, and served on the Goldman Sachs Partnership Committee, the Global IBS Leadership Group, the Pine Street-Goldman Sachs University Board, and the firmwide Culture, Diversity and Leadership Committee.
Fred is a respected economist whose main areas of research interest include macroeconomics, international finance and capital markets. He served at the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC, and he has advised the Chinese government on financial reform, SOE restructuring, 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 (KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, etc.), and is the member of several corporate boards, including Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties Co Ltd, Hang Seng Bank Limited, Lloyd's of London, among others.
In addition, Fred is co-chair of the Nature Conservancy's Asia Pacific Council, a Trustee of of the China Medical Board, a member of the Advisory Committees for the Harvard China Fund, the Stanford Center for International Development, and the Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business at Columbia University.
Fred holds a Master in Engineering Science from Tsinghua University, and a Master and Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.