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Pei-fu Hsieh

Pei-fu Hsieh
MBA 12

Internship:
McKinsey & Company
Taipei, Taiwan

Previous degrees:
B.A., Business Administration
Chulalongkorn University
Bangkok, Thailand

Job prior to Haas:
Vice President
Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers
Shanghai, China

Pei-fu Hsieh describes the clean tech sector as a wave about to crest. For him, Berkeley Haas is the perfect place to catch that wave by building his knowledge and his network in an industry that will empower him to have an impact on society.

"My six years of experience in venture capital and private equity gave me a good, generalist perspective as a young professional. To take my career to the next level, I needed to focus on a specific industry. I chose Berkeley Haas for its reputation, its proximity to Silicon Valley, and its strong network."

"BERC (Berkeley Energy Resources Collaborative) brings together all the components needed to succeed in cleantech: engineering students for the technology, law students who understand regulation, and business students to make the technology marketable."

"In my CleanTech to Market class, students, faculty, and people from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory teamed up to work on a flow-battery project. This is a project with great potential to solve the real-world problem of grid-scale storage."

"When you build a career you need to realize that there is more to life than adding a few zeros to your compensation. Berkeley Haas encourages people to think about success in terms of the impact they have on society. That is what going Beyond Yourself means to me."

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