Hao was born and raised in China. At 14, he moved to Singapore to study for his O-level and A-level examinations on full scholarship from Ministry of Education, Singapore. Later, Hao joined Waseda University in Tokyo. He finished his study in Economics in 3.5 years with an Outstanding Achiever award and also a black belt in karate. After graduation, Hao joined Nomura and started his private wealth management career in Nagoya, Japan. There, he realized that many clients are far more passionate about growing their businesses rather than managing their money and he decided to get more involved in investment banking. Hao joined the Masters in Finance program at London Business School because he wants to further hone his skills in finance and to gain more exposure in London.