Mr. Ning Tang is the founder, Chairman and CEO of CreditEase. Mr. Tang founded the company in
2006, as China’s first marketplace lending company, and over the past decade, CreditEase has
developed into one of China’s leading Fintech companies, specializing in small business and
consumer lending, as well as wealth management for China’s rapidly growing mass affluent and high
net worth investors.
Under Mr. Tang’s leadership over this period, CreditEase has expanded its nationwide network to 255
cities and rural areas in 20 provinces across China, as well as establishing an international footprint in Hong Kong, Singapore, Israel, Europe and North America. In December 2015, CreditEase
successfully listed its online consumer finance and wealth management subsidiary, Yirendai, on the
New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: YRD), becoming China’s first publicly listed Fintech company in the global market.
Mr. Tang began his career in finance as an investment banker with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in New York. Upon returning to China in 2000, he joined US-listed Chinese technology company,
AsiaInfo, as the Director of Strategic Investments. After his tenure at AsiaInfo, he became one of
China’s early angel investors. He also established China Growth Capital, a venture capital firm
investing in early-stage consumer and enterprise technology startups.
Mr. Tang studied mathematics at Peking University and earned a bachelor’s degree in economics at the University of the South (Sewanee) in the US.