Chang, Fred

Managing Director
Everest Cleantech Advisors
Emerging Markets – Understanding Needs & Accessing Innovation
Fred uniquely combines the skills of a management consultant, an entrepreneur, and a PE/VC professional leveraging his bi-cultural background. Fred currently is an investor and advisor specializing in cross-border technology investments in cleantech, sustainability and resources scarcity. Fred’s professional experiences span the USA and Asia starting his career in 1992 in McKinsey & Company’s Greater China offices where he participated in a broad range of consulting projects, including China market entry studies for MNCs and due diligence and strategy work for private equity firms, as well as a 30-year Energy and Environmental Policy & Program for the Taiwan government. After his MBA from the Wharton School in 1997, Fred joined GE Equity’s Technology & Communications Group in the USA, but later returned to Asia to help a Hong Kong conglomerate IPO its technology subsidiary and to launch its venture capital arm where he led an international team with offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Silicon Valley making cross-border investments. Fred later joined international PE/VC firms Intellectual Ventures and Chrysalix Clean Energy Capital to launch their China offices, and today also serves as the Senior China Advisor to the Cleantech Group. Fred also was an entrepreneur at VC-backed companies in Greater China serving as the CEO of a data encryption technology company and the COO of a Chinese fabless semiconductor design firm where he led and negotiated cross-border IP licenses from a US university. His educational background includes having studied at Beijing University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Pennsylvania where he received a joint MBA/MA from the Wharton School of Business and the Lauder Institute of International Studies.