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Soul Htite

Founder & Chairman at Dianrong


Soul Htite is the founder and CEO of Dianrong, a leader in online marketplace lending in China.

Dianrong originates US$500 million in monthly assets for 4 million retail lenders in China. Founded in 2012, the company offers loan originations, investment products and marketplace lending solutions. Based in Shanghai, Dianrong has 28 offices across China and employs approximately 5,000 employees, including 600 full-time fintech engineers and hundreds of risk-management professionals.

Under Soul's leadership, Dianrong was named in 2016 to the executive directorship of the National Internet Finance Association of China, led by the People's Bank of China.

Prior to Dianrong, Soul co-founded Lending Club, the world's largest online marketplace connecting borrowers and investors. He served as the Head of Technology until 2011. Soul led all the design and development efforts of Lending Club's award-winning online lending platform.

Soul spent the earlier part of his career building enterprise software at Oracle Corporation. His focus was in real-time online services and system design for high availability and fault tolerance.

Soul was named World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer at the World Economic Forum in 2011. In 2017 he was named on the Yicai Brilliant 20, which showcases the 20 most successful international entrepreneurs in their respective fields in China.

He is a frequent keynote speaker at international technology and financial events.  And he has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, CNN and other major news outlets.

Soul holds a Master Degree in Computer Science from the Université de Montréal.

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