Alumni Profile: Hao Yu

Caitlin Magidson

Caitlin works with students and alumni in Washington DC as a transformational Career Coach. She provides guidance around self-exploration, job search strategy, and networking through individualized coaching and professional development courses.

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Hao Yu graduated from the inaugural Global MBA class in 2012. He has over 8 years of private equity investment experiences in both emerging and developed markets. Prior to coming to Carey, Hao spent three years with DAC Management and primarily focused on distressed investments in China. He started his career at Ernst & Young where he worked in both the transaction advisory and auditing departments.

After graduation from the GMBA program at Carey, Hao joined the International Finance Corporation (IFC), where he also completed his internship. At IFC he worked on advisory projects to help developing countries improve their agribusiness investment climate through streamlined trade logistics services and efficient border management. Hao continued his focus on agribusiness and infrastructure sectors at China-ASEAN Investment Cooperation Fund, an affiliate of IFC in Hong Kong. Currently, Hao is an Executive Director at CITIC Guoan Capital where he is leading the firm’s private equity division.

What advice would you give new graduates?
Be active alumni and support the Carey community in any way you can. Stay connected with your fellow alumni, with Carey, and with JHU. Live the Carey vision and values.

What is one thing students should do while in school to prepare for a job?
Try to find out what career you truly want and go get it. The best job is the one that fits you the best. So it’s essential to know what really matters to you.

What is your favorite thing about your current job?
Working and growing with the portfolio companies sharing the same vision and values through finding creative solutions on both strategic and operational levels.

What is the most influential experience you had at Carey?
The Discovery to Market and Innovation for Humanity projects. These two unique projects provided invaluable opportunities to acquire skills and improve business acumen in dealing with ambiguity, extending comfort zones, and understanding business decision making priorities in different markets.

What three words would you use to define your time at Carey?
Friendship, Rewarding, Growth

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