Chief Executive Officer

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. Earlier, at the start of his highly successful career, he held senior technical positions at Accenture, eBay.com, and Oracle in the US, and with Yahoo! in Hong Kong. He was among the first 100 employees at eBay.com. Being part of the first wave of internet pioneers since 1998, he has been passionate about revolutionizing business using cutting-edge technology. Hubert has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and a Master's of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California.

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