He is the Founder and Chairman of the RRJ Group. Prior to founding the RRJ Group, Richard was the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of HOPU Fund I.
Prior to 2008, Richard had a 15-year career with Goldman Sachs. Based in Beijing, he was a Partner and Co-Head of the Asian Ex-Japan Investment Banking Division. He became a Managing Director of Goldman Sachs in 1996 and a Partner in 2000. He was also a member of the Goldman Sachs Asian Management Committee. Prior to his transfer to Goldman Sachs Gaohua Securities Co. Ltd. in Beijing, Richard was the Co-President of Goldman Sachs Singapore. He also has experience working in Hong Kong, and before joining Goldman Sachs, Richard worked in New York City for Chase Manhattan Bank and Prudential-Bache Capital Funding.
Richard holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University.