Future Fintech Engages Nobel Prize Winner
Finn E. Kydland as Honorary Chief Economist to the Company
NEW YORK, June 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Future FinTech Group Inc. (NASDAQ: FTFT) ("hereinafter referred to as “Future
FinTech", "FTFT" or "the Company"), a leading blockchain-based e-commerce business and a fintech service provider,
announced today that effective June 17, 2021, Finn E. Kydland will join the Company as Honorary Chief Economist.
Dr. Kydland graduated from the Norwegian School of economics and business administration with a Bachelor's Degree in
Economics in 1968 and received a Ph.D in Economics from Carnegie Mellon University in 1973. Dr. Kydland is currently
professor of economics at the Tepper School of Business of Carnegie Mellon University, Director of Laboratory for
Aggregate Economics and Finance (LAEF) at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a visiting Professor at the
Norwegian School of Economics. Previously, Dr. Kydland was a Professor in the Department of Economics at the University
of Texas and a visiting Professor at Athens University of Economics and Business. Dr. Kydland is also associate
researcher at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
Dr. Kydland was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics in 2004 for his contributions to dynamic macroeconomics, the
consistency of economic policy over time and the driving forces behind business cycles. Dr. Kyland is widely recognized
as an economic expert with rich experience both in academic and business. He has won numerous awards in finance,
banking, currency and other fields.
Dr. Kydland said, “I am pleased to have the opportunity to work with Future FinTech. The Company is at the forefront in
the blockchain and financial technology space. I look forward to working with their team to build a sustainable fintech
enterprise that can optimize its market positioning in ever-changing business cycles and capital markets environments.”
Shanchun Huang, Chief Executive Officer of Future Fintech said, “We are delighted to have Dr. Kydland join the Future
FinTech team. Dr. Kydland is highly knowledgeable about monetary banking and business cycles and their impact on
companies, and we are highly confident that he will provide excellent insight into our business decisions and corporate
strategy. Further, we would value Dr. Kydland’s recommendations and introductions of high-talent personnel to the
company as well as guidance as to training and scientific research.”
“Dr. Kydland has served as distinguished consultant for governments, research institutions and universities in many
countries around the world. Given today's turbulent global politics and economy, the importance of advice and insight
from leading figures in the field of macroeconomics such as Dr. Kydland is of vital importance for the formulation and
implementation of economic policies for companies in China and the US. In particular, Dr. Kyland's working experience in
the Federal Reserve Bank will provide valuable advice and suggestions on technical models and business policies for the
company's transformation to a challenger bank, one that uses modern financial practices and operates online or through
an app.” CEO Huang concluded.
About Future FinTech Group Inc.
Future FinTech Group Inc. (“Future FinTech”, “FTFT” or the “Company”) is a leading blockchain e-commerce company and a
service provider for financial technology incorporated in Florida. The Company's operations include a blockchain-based
online shopping mall platform, Chain Cloud Mall ("CCM"), a cross-border e-commerce platform (NONOGIRL) and an incubator
for blockchain based application projects. The Company is also engaged in the development of blockchain based e-Commerce
technology as well as financial technology. For more information, please visit http://ftft.com/.
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