Simon Young joined Ping An Group as Chief Compliance Officer (Overseas) where he provides supervisory oversight with respect to regulatory compliance of the group’s businesses outside Mainland China, including virtual banking, traditional banking, securities, asset management, insurance and fintech. Subsequently he has taken up another position as Group Head of Financial Crime Risk Management, a role that leads the group function that uses advanced technologies to identify and monitor financial crime related risks for 36+ business groups with over 210 million customers.
Over the course of his 20+ years career, Simon has held various senior compliance, risk management and anti-money laundering leadership positions across banking, financial services and fintech industries. Prior to joining Ping An, he was Senior Director of Tencent Financial Technology and Alternate Chief Executive of WeChat Pay Hong Kong Limited responsible for leading Tencent’s regulatory policy research and fintech implementation strategy in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
Simon holds a master’s degree in Information Systems Management and a master’s degree in International Corporate and Financial Law. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner, a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a board member of ACAMS Hong Kong Chapter.