Dr. Nguyen An Nguyen is the Founder and CEO of Trusting Social. An economist, data scientist turned entrepreneur, Dr. Nguyen founded Trusting Social with the vision to enable universal financial inclusion with Big Data and Artificial Intelligence.
Upon earning his Ph.D. in Economics from Rice University, USA, Dr. Nguyen joined Barclays Global Decision Science team in New York where he led and developed various analytical models for credit risk, fraud risk, collection and recovery for Barclays retail banking portfolios across Africa, Europe and America.
Founded in 2013 in Silicon Valley, Trusting Social pioneers credit scoring using alternative data sources such as telecom data. Its cutting edge AI and machine learning technology helps banks and financial institutions instantly evaluate credit risks in emerging markets, enabling mass scale financial inclusion for consumers who were “financially invisible”. Trusting Social credit score has been used in 1 in 3 consumer loans in Vietnam and its loan lead generation service contributed 20% of total unsecured personal loan segment in Vietnam. Trusting Social has expanded cross South East Asia region and is currently providing credit scores to approximately half a billion consumers in Vietnam, Indonesia and India.