Mr. Tang studied mathematics at Peking University, and gained a bachelor’s degree in economics at the University of the South (Sewanee) in the US. In 2018, he was awarded the honorary doctorate degree of the University of the South (Sewanee) for his outstanding achievements in the fintech field. During his early career, Mr. Tang joined Wall Street investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette where he worked on IPO, bond issuance and M&A in the areas of financial services, telecommunications, media and technology.
Mr. Tang founded CreditEase in Beijing in 2006. After efforts of 14 years, CreditEase has grown into an internationally leading fintech enterprise, promoting the development of inclusive finance and wealth management career in China. On December 18, 2015, CreditEase listed its online consumer finance and wealth management subsidiary, Yiren Digital, on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:YRD), the first fintech company IPO from China in the global capital markets.
Mr. Tang serves as Chairman of Beijing Internet Finance Association and the member of Specialized Committee for Funds of Funds of China Securities Investment Fund Industry Association, Global Leadership Committee of Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, and Shanghai Finance Institute. In September 2018, Mr. Tang was appointed financial advisor of Xi'an Municipal People's Government. CreditEase serves as member of Standing Committee of National Internet Finance Association of China as well as Vice Chairman of China Micro-credit Companies
Association. Invited by the Singapore Government, as from November 2018, Mr. Tang will sit on its International Technology Advisory Panel to advise Fintech developments. Mr. Tang is also a member of The Wall Street Journal CEO Council and Fortune CEO Initiative. In March 2019, Mr.
Tang became the executive director of China Mergers & Acquisitions Association.