Huy Nguyen Trieu

Huy Nguyen Trieu is strategic advisor at Expon Capital.


Huy is the CEO of The Disruptive Group, a business builder and advisory firm in innovation and finance.


He has navigated between startups and large organizations, from CEO of a startup to Managing Director in international banks, from mentor to entrepreneurs to Entrepreneurship Expert at Oxford. He is fascinated by the changes happening around us, the impact of technology on many industries, and the changing dynamics between small and large organizations. He also believes that in a world led by technology, we shouldn’t forget the importance of people. He is the co-founder of CFTE, the Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship, whose objective is to help people understand our fast changing world, improve their skills and find opportunities. An engineer by background, an entrepreneur by nature, he co-founded and led Ukibi, a precursor of Linkedin, in 1999. After 5 intense years, he fell by coincidence into banking and was fortunate to be an intrapreneur in major international banks where he helped to build high growth businesses, with his last position as Head of Insurance and Pension Structuring at Citi in London. At the same time, he continued to be very engaged in technology and innovation, mentored dozens of entrepreneurs and supported many startups.


He writes the blog Disruptive Finance, is an Associate Fellow at Oxford Said Business School, a Fintech Fellow at the Centre for Global Finance and Technology at Imperial College, a member of ESMA’s Consultative Working Group for financial innovation, and a board member of Fintech HK. He is also a founding member of the Asian SuperCharger, one of the largest Fintech accelerators in Asia. He was previously on the Fintech Advisory Board of the World Economic Forum and a Board Member of Trusting Social. Prior to The Disruptive Group, Huy was a Managing Director at Citi, and previously at RBS and SG. Before banking, he was the CEO of Ukibi, a VC-funded startup in the US. He is a frequent keynote speaker in Europe and Asia, likes to teach and share with young students and entrepreneurs, and is regularly quoted in articles on innovation and finance.

Huy is a graduate from MIT (US), École Polytechnique (France) and Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées (France). He is married and a happy father of 3 daughters.