Yong Hak Huh is a Special Advisor at General Atlantic, providing strategic counsel to the firm’s Capital Partnering efforts and several select investments across Asia.
Mr. Huh is Founder and CEO of First Bridge Strategy Limited, which partners with large financial institutions such as insurance companies, pension funds, and sovereign wealth funds, to help them succeed in building long-lasting robust investment portfolios. Beforehand, Mr. Huh was the first CIO of Private Markets and Direct Investment at Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) from 2008 to 2014, where he pioneered and managed a global alternative asset portfolio comprised of private equity funds, secondaries, distressed credit, technology venture funds, and real estate. Prior to joining the HKMA, Mr. Huh was Head of Financial Institutions Group for Asia and Head of Korea at Investment Banking Division of HSBC from 2004 to 2008. During 2003 to 2004, Mr. Huh was a Partner at Olympus Capital, a private equity firm exclusively focused on Asian investments. Mr. Huh began his career at J.P. Morgan, where he held various senior positions in Hong Kong, New York, and Seoul over the course of 18 years.
Mr. Huh earned his M.I.A. from the School of International Affairs at Columbia University in New York and his B.A. in Political Science and Diplomacy from Korea University. He also attended the Executive Program at Stanford University Graduate School of Business.