Special Advisor of the Going Global Confederation of China’s Petroleum & Chemical Industry
Operating Partner, Advent International;
Managing Director, Dr. Yu Consulting and Investment Co. Ltd.
Dr. Dahai Yu has been Operating Partner, Advent International and Managing Director of Dr. Yu Consulting and Investment GmbH since 2014.
Dr. Yu worked for Degussa AG from 1990, holding increasingly key positions within the company. He started in the Central Research and Development, and then moved on to Manager New Business Development and Technology-Transfer, Director Corporate Development and Corporate Strategy, Head of Strategic Controlling, Fine- and Industrial Chemicals Division, and Head of Business Line Agrochemicals and Intermediates. In 2006, he transferred to Shanghai, China, as Regional President Greater China, Chairman Degussa (China) Co. Ltd. Between 2011-2013, Dr. Yu was appointed as the Member of the Executive Board, Evonik Industries AG.
Dr. Yu studied at Fudan and Tongji Universities. He moved to Germany in 1981 with a Scholarship of Minister of Education of China and studied chemistry at the University of Hamburg. In 1989 he received a doctorate degree by the University of Hamburg. He was awarded Feodor-Lynen Fellowship (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation) for Postdoc in Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientific (CNRS) in France.