We are building something


Simon Loong Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

After over 15 years in the banking sector, Simon Loong co-founded WeLab in 2013. Prior to WeLab, he held a variety of senior positions at both Citibank and Standard Chartered Bank. Most recently, Simon served as Standard Chartered’s Regional Head of Northeast Asia, where he managed the personal loan and credit card businesses, transforming it into one of the largest and most profitable businesses of its kind in Greater China. He also served on Standard Chartered’s Consumer Bank Management committee in Hong Kong. Simon is a CPA and holds a master’s degree from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Kelly Wong Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder

Kelly Wong co-founded WeLab in 2013 and has over 15 years of entrepreneurial experience in Greater China. As COO of WeLab, he is currently responsible for building and maintaining the administrative infrastructure of the company, including financial controls, regulatory compliance and human resources. Previously, Kelly was the founder and managing director of Two Kings Trading Limited, which focuses on wholesale distribution of fashion accessories. He holds a Master of Commerce from the University of New South Wales and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney.

Paul Ip Chief Risk Officer

Paul Ip joined WeLab in September 2015 and has over 20 years of consumer credit risk management experience across Asia. Prior to WeLab, he held a variety of group and country risk positions at both Citibank and Standard Chartered Bank. Most recently, Paul served as Standard Chartered's Group Risk Head on Consumer Finance, managing the credit risk of consumer finance portfolios across China, Korea and Hong Kong. He also served on Standard Chartered’s Consumer Country Credit Head in Taiwan from 2011 to 2013, overlooking lending risk on individuals, SME and Private Banking clients. He holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Hong Kong.

Karen Ho Chief Financial Officer

Karen joined WeLab in June 2014 and is responsible for finance and compliance of the group.  Prior to joining WeLab, she led the finance and strategy of iClick and was in charge of operations in Yahoo! Hong Kong.  Karen was also an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers.  She holds an EMBA from HKUST-Kellogg, Bachelor of Commerce from University of Toronto, as well as a CPA, CFA and CIA license.

Alex Chen General Manager, China

Alex joined WeLab in February 2015 and is responsible for WeLab’s daily business operations and the development of strategic initiatives in China. Prior to joining WeLab, he was the CEO of the retail banking group at China Resources Bank, as well as the COO and CIO of the bank. Before moving to China, Alex was the General Manager of Visa International Taiwan. He holds a master’s degree in computer science and information engineering from National Taiwan University.

Tat Lee General Manager, Hong Kong

Tat is the GM of WeLab’s business and operation under the brand name of WeLend. As one of WeLab’s first employees, Tat joined WeLab in 2013 to serve as Head of Product & Risk. Prior to joining WeLab, Tat served as the Team Head of Acquisition Risk and Policy for Prime Credit Limited, which was previously a consumer finance subsidiary of Standard Chartered Bank. Prior to that, Tat worked as an Assistant Vice President in Consumer Credit Risk and Information Technology Department at HSBC.