China fintech guru appointed to Oxford University post

By Daniel Lanyon on Wednesday 17 May 2017

Alternative LendingSavings and Investment

Ning Tang, who heads one of China’s biggest p2p lending firms, is joining the advisory board of the university’s business school.

Ning Tang, who heads one of China’s biggest p2p lending firms, is joining the advisory board of the university’s business school.

CreditEase founder and CEO Ning Tang has been appointed to the University of Oxford's Said Business School's new Global Leadership Council.

The council, which includes CEOs and other senior leaders from the likes of Apple, BlackRock, McKinsey, L'Oreal, Santander and UBS, will provide independent advice and guidance to the school. It will help advance the school's business education model and will advise on strategy and initiatives that promote the school's global profile, including its relations with the corporate sector, program development, and research.

CreditEase is a multi-faceted fintech firm with strong market positions in China for payments, marketplace lending, crowdfunding, robo-advice, insurance tech and blockchain.

The Said Business School’s Peter Tufano said: "The council will help ensure that our activities remain forward thinking and relevant, to meet our mission of developing leaders with a thorough understanding of business and importantly, its broader role in society. We are very grateful to the leaders who have joined the council - their advice and insights will be invaluable."

The Oxford Said Global Leadership Council will be chaired by Sam Laidlaw, Executive Chairman of Neptune Oil and Gas and former CEO of Centrica. The inaugural group consists of a global network of 28 current or former Chief Executives and Chairs of leading organizations from both the private and public sectors.

In June 2010, Peter Tufano, then Senior Associate Dean and Finance professor at Harvard Business School, first visited CreditEase and spoke with CreditEase's CEO Ning Tang and some of the company's employees. The discussion centered on the development of CreditEase's P2P lending business in China. Tufano tapped into his expertise in finance research and education, and examined the status of international P2P lending and microfinance in his sharing.

In October 2014, Oxford Said hosted the Oxford China Business Forum in Beijing. The forum's attendees comprised of thought leaders in the academia and global business elites. 

The Said Business School is ranked 1st in the UK in the Financial Time's ranking of open enrollment programs in 2016.

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