Rich Ong

Assistant Professor, National Chengchi University,
Assistant Professor, National Tsing Hua University,
Assistant Professor, National Central University,
Director, Financial Engineering Association.

Executive Summary

Mr. Rich Ong is an entrepreneur with proven records penetrating into incipient markets. He has more than 20 years of working experience in the Financial Technology (FinTech) field. He has empirical industry experience, with a sound theoretical background. He has a well-developed network with senior-level contacts in government, industry, academia, and research fields, across the Asia Pacific.

Prior to his role as a startup, Rich held a variety of senior positions within the Financial Technology world. He held a senior executive role at British Telecom and worked in senior roles at Great China areas with Thomson Reuters, he also held Assistant Vice President of E-business at Taishin Financial Holding Company. During his tenure, he successfully rolled out many financial services.

Rich is a regular and public speaker on topics like startup operations, technology trends, and financial market dynamics. Because of his great experiences, he has been invited by some prestigious universities as Assistant Professor conducting Financial Technology (FinTech) courses since 2016. There have been hundreds of students from different schools who have taken Rich’s courses.

Rich has compiled his knowledge and insights into books, the first is ‘Foundations & Applications of Financial Technology’, published in Feb 2020. The second book is ’The 14 Lessons of Corporate Finance’ published in June 2021, in which he is one of the co-authors with the distinguished professors of the Department of Finance of National Central University. The latest is ‘Practices & Applications of FinTech 2.0’, published in Jan 2022. Rich is also the columnist for some popular newspapers and magazines.

Group photo after a semester of Fintech course, at College of Technology, National Tsing Hua University, 2020 Spring.
Group photo at College of Commerce, National Chengchi University, 2020. Spring.


More than 20 years in senior positions with multi-national companies,

  1. 15 years with Thomson Reuters, senior executives of product development, sales & marketing, and business development, in the Greater China Area,
  2. The 1st top-level Business Executives at the Taiwan branch of British Telecom,
  3. Assistant Vice President of E-business at Taishin Financial Holding Co.

Areas of Strength

  1. Fintech (Financial Technology),
  2. Blockchain Applications,
  3. Big Data Analytics on Financial Markets,
  4. Robo-advisors on Wealth Management,
  5. Business Strategy, Business Development, 
  6. Startups Management & Leadership.


  1.  The Excellent Teaching Award, School of Management of National Central University, 2023, April,
  2.  The Excellent Teaching Award, School of Management of National Central University, 2022, March.


  1.  Rich Ong, ‘Practices & Applications of FinTech 2.0’, February 2022, Yehyeh Book Gallery, (ISBN 978-986-5492-22-9).
  2.  Rich Ong, and Professors of Department of Finance of National Central University, ‘The 14 Lessons of Corporate Finance, June 2021, Taiwan Academy of Banking and Finance,  (ISBN 978-986-3992-07-3)
  3.  Rich Ong, ‘Foundation & Applications of Financial Technology’, February 2020, Yehyeh Book Gallery, (ISBN 978-957-9096-65-2)

Conference Papers

  1. Li-chi Weng (Rich Ong), Wen Hua Liao (2017, Dec). Platform Applications under Financial Technology. National Computer Symposium (2017), Taipei, Taiwan.
  2.  Li-chi Weng (Rich Ong), (2016, Oct). The System Architecture of Robo-advisors under Financial Technology Coverage. Taiwan Academic Network Conference (2016), Hualien, Taiwan.


  1. <2022 Trends of FinTech>, p-74-76,Jan, 2022,《Taiwan Bankers》,published by Taiwan Academy of Banking and Finance,
  2. <The Importance of Risk Management of Regulations while Developing FinTech>, p-92-95,Aug, 2021,《Taiwan Bankers》,published by Taiwan Academy of Banking and Finance,
  3. <5G heralds new era in financial services> – TaipeiTimes, 2019/12/31,
  4. <Build an O2O Financial Experience for Customers> – Storm Media,2017/08/24,
  5. <Indian Government Makes Efforts on Digital Payments to Move forward to Cashless Economy>, Storm Media, 2017.04.08
  6.  【Trends v.s. Your Advantages】, published on one of the most popular network media – <Storm Media>.
  7. 【The Rise of Robo-Advisors and Its Impact on Personal Wealth Management 】, p-52-54,No. 77,  May 2016,《Taiwan Bankers》,published by Taiwan Academy of Banking and Finance,
  8. 【The New Focus of Wealth Management– HENRYs and Robo-Advisors】, published on one of the most popular network media – Storm Media, 2016/07/04
  9. 【Three Suggestions on Developing Financial Technology Talents】,– Storm Media, 2016/09/03,
  10. 【Trends v.s. Your Advantages】, published on one of the most popular network media – <Storm Media>,2016/10/09,


  1. Speech at Legislative Yuan, Taiwan, 2018/07/18,
  2. Judge @ final round of Fintech Competition, 2018/07/02,
  3. Keynote Speech of【Information Security under Finance Technology 】,at <Summit of International Information Security Organization>, 2017/07/13
  4. Lecturer of 【Innovations and Smart Banking】, FinTech forum, Taiwan Academy of Banking and Finance (TABF),  2017/07/10,
  5. Lecturer of 【Disruptive Digital Wealth Management – Practices and Applications】, FinTech Base forum, 2017/07,
  6. Lecturer of 【Platform Economy with Innovation Opportunity on Finance Market】, FinTech Base forum, 2017/04,
  7. Moderator and Panelist of 【Smart Finance – Innovation of Fintech on Smart City】forum, by Taipei Computer Association of Taiwan (TCA), 2017/02,
  8. Panelist of【2016 VC/PE Summit–the Cooperation between Zhejiang and Taiwan】, at Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, 2016/09/25~27,
  9. Keynote Speaker of【Grab Opportunities under Rise of FinTech 】forum, at Taiwan Academic Network Conference (TANET 2016), 2016/10/19,
  10. Lecture of【Disruptive Digital Wealth Management, by Computer Science and Information Management Association (CSIM), 2016/07/30,
  11. Panelist of 【Academic Form on Financial Engineering】, held by Financial Engineering Association of Taiwan (FeAT), 2016/05/22,
  12. Panelist of【Innovation on Financial Technology】forum, held by <Research Center for Information Technology Innovation>,Academia, Sinica, Taiwan, 2016/09/02,
  13. Lecturer of 【Practice on Writing Business Proposal for Start Ups】, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Economics, Taiwan, 2016/04,
  14. Lecturer of【Embrace the Rise of Finance Technology】at EMBA program, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan, 2016/06/21.
  15. Lecturer of 【Finance Technology on Wealth Management】, Department of Information Management of Tatung University Taiwan, 2015/12,