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Simon Loong

Simon Loong

Founder and CEO,
WeLab

Simon Loong is the Founder and CEO of WeLab – Asia’s leading fintech company – which 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 leading financial institutions with WeLab’s proprietary fintech solutions. 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, and Deloitte ranked WeLab as #1 fastest growing tech company by revenue in Hong Kong and #4 in China.

Prior to founding WeLab, Simon spent 15 years in retail banking divisions of leading international banks. Most recently, Simon served as the Head of Standard Chartered’s Unsecured Lending business in North East Asia. Prior to that, he was the Marketing Director for Citibank Taiwan and the Regional Risk Officer for Citibank 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, “Innovation Leadership Achievement in Hong Kong” by The Asian Banker in 2017 and “The InnoStars Award” by Our Hong Kong Foundation in 2018. Simon was also named as one of the 20 people shaping Hong Kong’s future in the next 20 years by leading Chinese media outlet, YiCai (第一财经).

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