Freeman Hui Shen received a bachelor of science in engineering from South China University of Technology, a master of science in engineering from University of California at Los Angeles, and a master in businesss administration from the Carlson School of Management’s China Executive MBA program at the University of Minnesota in 2003. Shen is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.
Shen worked for several Fortune 500 companies based in North America and Europe, including Fiat Group China, TXU Group, Eaton Corporation, and Borg Warner Inc. He then joined Geely Holding Group as a board member and group vice president of corporate development. He also serves as chairman and CEO of Shanghai Geely Zhaoyuan International and chairman of Volvo Car Group China. Shen was in charge of the acquisition of Volvo Car by Geely.
He was selected to become an Olympic torch relay runner for the 2008 summer Olympics held in Beijing. Because of his contributions to local economics and communities, he was awarded the Camellia Award from Zhejiang Provincial Government and the Magnolia Award from the Shanghai Municipal Government.