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Simon Loong

Co-Founder & CEO,
WeLab

Simon Loong is the Founder and CEO of WeLab – Asia’s leading internet finance company – which operates Wolaidai (我来贷), one of China’s largest mobile lending platforms and WeLend, Hong Kong’s leading online lending platform.

WeLab is reinventing traditional financial services by creating seamless mobile lending experiences. With its proprietary risk management technology, WeLab effectively analyzes unstructured mobile big data within seconds to make credit decisions – serving and benefitting both individual borrowers and traditional financial institutions who utilize WeLab’s technology to offer fintech-enabled solutions to their customers. WeLab’s investors include CK Hutchison’s TOM Group, Malaysian sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional Berhad, Chinese provincial government fund Guangdong Technology Financial Group, ING Bank and Sequoia Capital. WeLab was named in a KPMG-sponsored report as one of the top 100 fintech companies in the world – #6 in China and #33 globally.

Prior to founding WeLab, Simon spent 15 years in retail banking divisions of leading international banks. Most recently, Simon served as the North East Asia Regional Head of Standard Chartered’s Unsecured Lending business. Prior to that, he held senior positions at Citibank within Asia Pacific.

Simon serves as an advisor on a number of professional organizations including Shenzhen Consumer Council, Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce

Simon has a Master of Science in Management (MSM) from Stanford Graduate School of Business and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He was awarded CEO of the Year by Capital CEO in 2016 and Silicon Dragon’s Entrepreneur Achievement Award in 2014.

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Founded in 2013 in Hong Kong, WeLab is reinventing traditional financial services by creating seamless mobile lending experiences. With its proprietary risk management technology, WeLab effectively analyzes unstructured mobile big data within seconds to make credit decisions for individual borrowers. WeLab operates Wolaidai (我来贷), one of China’s largest mobile lending platforms, and WeLend, Hong Kong’s leading online lending platform. The company also partners with traditional financial institutions which utilize WeLab’s technology to offer fintech-enabled solutions to their customers. WeLab’s investors include CK Hutchison’s TOM Group, Malaysian sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional Berhad, ING Bank, Sequoia Capital and Chinese provincial government fund Guangdong Technology Financial Group. In 2016, WeLab was named in a KPMG-sponsored report as one of the top 100 fintech companies in the world – #6 in China and #33 globally.

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