Peter FuhrmanChairman and CEO at China First Capital
Peter Fuhrman is Chairman, Founder & CEO at China First Capital, (中国首创), a Greater China-focused specialist international investment banking, advisory and principal investment firm based in China’s high-tech capital of Shenzhen. Founded 14 years ago, China First Capital is focused on "deep tech", with special expertise in China's semiconductor industry ecosystem, advanced manufacturing, optical and sensor technologies for the smartphone and automotive industries in China and globally.
In addition, Peter is strategic advisor to the chairmen of one of China’s largest private-sector listed high-technology manufacturing companies, as well as a leading European company in the semiconductor equipment sector. Peter is responsible for devising and implementing these companies’ long-term technological growth strategies in China through investment, M&A, cross-border listed partnerships.
Peter's insights and analysis on China, its economy and technology are often published in international media including The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The Economist, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, South China Morning Post, Nikkei Asian Review, as well as CCTV and major Chinese-language business publications.
He has guest-lectured on China’s economy and high-technology at the University of Chicago Booth Business School, the University of Michigan Ross Business School, Chinese University of Hong Kong Business School and to the global alumni of Harvard University Business School.
Born and raised in New York, Peter first came to China in 1981 as a student at Nanjing University, after completing an undergraduate degree in Chinese History from Tufts University. He later received his Master’s Degree from Britain’s Cambridge University.
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