Mr. Hu graduated from Tsinghua University in 1964 and studied management coursework in Sweden. In the late 1980s, Mr. Hu served as the office dean of the Beijing New Technology Development Zone. He also was executive officer of Haidian District in Beijing. In 1993, he became vice-mayor of the city. In this capacity, Mr. Hu oversaw science and technology development as well as education affairs. He also served concurrently as a professor at Tsinghua University. In 1997, he joined Beijing Enterprises Holdings Limited. He was later made chairman of Beijing Enterprises Holdings Limited.