UAE, Dubai, 19 January 2022 – FTFT Capital (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 it has appointed Mr. Ola J. Lind as Chief Strategy Officer of FTFT and the Chief Executive Officer of the Company’s subsidiary, FTFT Capital Investments LLC (“FTFT Capital”). The former Chief Strategy Officer of the Company, Mr. Weichen Pan, has resigned from this position due to personal reasons.
Mr. Lind will be responsible for the Company’s strategic planning, international partnering, M&A, and development of its cryptocurrency financial services platform, and will work with the senior management team and Board of Directors to promote the Company’s global growth strategy. Mr. Lind is an award-winning digital transformation start-up entrepreneur with an established track record in developing and implementing new technology strategies in the mobile, blockchain, and cyber-security industry over a 20+ year span. From 2000 through 2021, Mr. Lind was a co-founder of six start-ups on four continents. His achievements include:
- Winner of “Best Digital Start-Up” at 4YFN Mobile World Congress Americas in 2017, San Francisco
- Winner of the “Mobile, Media & Gaming” category, and Runner-Up at Echelon Asia Top 100 Startup, in 2017.
In addition to being appointed CEO of FTFT Capital, Mr. Lind continues to serve as a Director of FTFT Capital, overseeing its global cryptocurrency market data platform FTFTX, and has been in this position from April of 2021 to the present. Prior to this, Mr. Lind was Director of Business Development at Dotlines Group in Singapore from September 2017 to April 2021, where he was responsible for implementing digital services and products for international expansion.
Mr. Lind was also Director of Strategy for Onliner (Laos) Co., Ltd in Laos from October 2018 to April 2021, where he implemented digital e-wallet and payment gateway strategies.
Future FinTech CEO, Mr. Shanchun Huang, said, “The appointment of Mr. Lind to Chief Strategy Officer of FTFT will enhance the strength of our management team, elevate our technology profile and help us to achieve our strategic growth goals. Mr. Lind has a real depth of experience in the mobile and fintech business which is an area of focus for FTFT. We are pleased to have Mr. Lind as our CSO to work with our senior management team to the benefit of the Company and its shareholders.”
Mr. Lind said: “I am excited to be appointed as the Chief Strategy Officer of FTFT and look forward to working closely with the entire leadership team to continue to develop the Company’s digital business and create stakeholder value. I look forward to working with our visionary CEO and the Board of Directors, and am enthusiastic about the creation of innovative, value-added products and services for our customers around the world.”