Ren Yi Hooi is the Founder and CEO of Lightning Social Ventures, an award-winning Fintech for good startup which enables charities and public sector institutions to process grant applications from people in financial hardship, quickly and securely.
Prior to this, Ren was the Product Director and Director of Financial Inclusion at Railsbank, a leading FinTech platform. Ren has also held a number of different roles at organisations across four continents, including BIMA (a global InsurTech social enterprise), Bain & Company and The Rockefeller Foundation.
Ren holds an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from UC Berkeley. She is a recipient of the UK’s Tech Nation Exceptional Talent Visa.