Jenny Lee is the Head of Growth 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. She has helped build the company from the ground up and spearhead its expansion to provide affordable credit to those who are underserved by incumbent financial institutions in an inefficient consumer credit market. WeLab’s vision is to democratize finance and to make financial services truly inclusive for the mass population by leveraging technology.
Prior to joining WeLab, Jenny was an investment banker on Wall Street in New York and Hong Kong, executing M&A and capital markets transactions and advising companies on strategic options. She now leads the capital markets strategy at WeLab, where she helped secure a credit facility from ING, believed to be one of the first completed by a major bank to fund the portfolio growth of a fintech company in Asia. She also built WeLab’s growth team from the ground up to bring superior financial products to borrowers’ fingertips and establish strategic partnerships to further scale WeLab’s business.
Jenny made Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2016 and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College.
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.