Oriente - Business Solutions Service of the Year
ABOUT HUBERT SHIO-HSIEN TAI
Hubert is a seasoned executive with over 20 years of professional experience in scaling internet-based ventures into successful companies across markets in Asia and the US. A true believer in using internet/mobile technology and big data to create solutions that deliver affordable credit to underbanked societies, Hubert co-founded Oriente to bring greater financial inclusion to Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing economies. As CEO, he leads all teams and efforts focused on business expansion, operations, marketing and product development. Before this, Hubert was a founding member of LU.com where he also served as COO and CTO between 2011 and 2016. At LU.com he led overall platform development and grew the business from a P2P platform to become the biggest online wealth management platform in China. Under his leadership, the customer-base grew to over 20 million with USD 40 billion in assets under management. As of the last round of funding in 2016, LU.com had a valuation of USD 18.5 billion. From 2006 to 2011, Hubert served as the CTO of dangdang.com, leading the technology and logistics operation. Here he was responsible for transforming the company to become China’s first profitable B2C e-commerce company. He managed their listing on the NYSE on 8 December 2010 at an IPO valuation of USD 2.3 billion.
We are a high-velocity fintech solutions company serving Asia’s fastest-growing economies.
At Oriente, we see and do things differently, challenging the status quo every step of the way. Our data & tech infrastructure is built around the principles of inclusion and innovation to expand financial access and ignite economic opportunity for consumers and merchants everywhere.
Today, the lack of affordable credit, for consumers and businesses, is a trillion-dollar problem. It is the result of a broken financial system that doesn’t recognize millions of people.
Our world-class fintech and Identity infrastructure combined with the resources of our strategic partners fuels our ability to serve merchants and empower consumers everywhere.
Our mobile-first platforms unlock financial freedom and economic opportunity for millions of underserved consumers, small businesses, and merchant partners.
We believe, identity-driven financial empowerment benefits everyone. Especially when it has the ability to accelerate digital transformation, empower communities, transform lives, and contribute to economic growth.
People – who are passionate, highly talented, and risk-takers.
In technology (AI, data science). In finance (asset management, credit, private equity). In operations (retail, sales, support). In alternative credit (micro-finance, consumer lending).
Technology – that is at the cutting-edge and innovative by design.
Bespoke to each market and designed to empower millions of undervalued consumers and businesses. Our products are built using proprietary, next-generation technology to put more power in our customers’ hands – unlocking their potential and enabling greater economic freedom and opportunity.
Partners – that are native, industry-leaders, and share our vision.
Being local and collaborative is at the core of our quest to deliver the most complete suite of smart financial services – tailored specifically for people in emerging Asia’s fastest-growing economies.
We work with some of the most respected companies in the world with whom we share a common vision of a future that is inclusive and full of potential.