Ted Lai | 赖文德

Head of Digital, Retail Banking & Wealth Management, China | 零售银行及财富管理业务中国电子银行部总经理
HSBC | 汇丰银行
Ted is currently the Head of Digital, China at HSBC where he is driving the digital transformation of the retail banking and wealth management group in China, starting with new digital products and partnerships. Previously, Ted was CEO of Zoodles, an award-winning kids’ education mobile app startup backed by HTC, Independent Board Director of Taomee, a leading Chinese children’s online entertainment company (NYSE: TAOM), and Co-Founder of Angelvest, one of Greater China’s earliest and largest angel investor groups. He was also BBC Worldwide’s Executive Vice President for Asia across TV channels, digital media, program production and distribution, consumer products, live events and Lonely Planet. Before joining BBC, Mr. Lai was Senior Vice President at Warner Bros. where he launched and managed the WarnerTV Channel and branded video on demand services across Asia, as well as the TV distribution and production offices in Greater China and Korea. Prior to relocating to Asia, Ted was a business development and product management executive in the US at several high-profile digital media companies, including idealab’s FreePC from inception to merger and IPO on the NASDAQ. He also developed strategic plans for new theme parks and innovative location-based entertainment centers for the Walt Disney Company. Mr. Lai earned his MBA degree at Harvard Business School and MS Engineering-Economics and BS Electrical Engineering degrees at Stanford University, where he co-founded Stanford Consulting.