Who we are


Huy Nguyen Trieu is the CEO of the Disruptive Group. He has navigated between startups and large organizations, from CEO of a startup to Managing Director in international banks, from mentor to entrepreneurs to Resident Expert at Oxford. He is fascinated by the changes happening around us, the impact of technology on all industries, and the shifting dynamics between large and small organizations.

An engineer by background, an entrepreneur by nature, and more generally a “big picture” person, 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 build very large businesses. At the same time, he continued to be very engaged in technology and innovation, mentored dozens of entrepreneurs and supported many startups.

He is the author of the Disruptive Finance blog, is the Fintech Resident Expert at Oxford Said Business School, and is a board member of Millenial LTD (Fintech HK, SuperCharger, Fintech Book). He was previously on the Fintech Advisory Board of the World Economic Forum and of Trusting Social. Prior to The Disruptive Group, Huy was a Managing Director at Citi, a MD at RBS, a VP at SGCIB, and 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 students and young 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 Chaussees (France). He is married and a happy father of 3 daughters.