DUBLIN, March 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- eCurrency Mint Limited ("eCurrency") is pleased to announce the addition of its Chief Economist, Dr. Bejoy Das Gupta. eCurrency is the pioneer of the innovative technology that enables central banks to issue a digital fiat currency.
Dr. Bejoy Das Gupta has joined eCurrency as Chief Economist with extensive experience in analysis of economic policy, growth, private sector development, capital flows, financial sector, financial inclusion, digital finance, energy transition and country risk.
At eCurrency, Das Gupta will be a key contributor in driving the company's global expansion through stepped up engagement with multilateral organizations, central banks, policy officials, commercial banks, and service providers. His appointment comes at a key point in time when the expansion of digital financial services is set to transform the global economy and help foster inclusive growth, requiring regulators to make enabling policy choices.
Das Gupta is an expert on Asia-Pacific economies, providing advice to the private sector on investing and managing risk and advising central banks, regulators and governments on policy choice and reforms. He has been Chief Economist for Asia-Pacific at the Institute of International Finance (IIF), serves on boards of a research institute and a cleantech company, and teaches in a leading US public affairs school. Prior to joining IIF, Das Gupta served as Economist for the International Lead and Zinc Study Group in London, and in investment banking.
After graduating from the London School of Economics, he received M.Phil. and D.Phil. in Economics from Christ Church, Oxford. He is the recipient of several prizes, including the AMEX Bank Review Awards in International Economics and Finance.
"We are excited to be joined by an expert in global economies," said Jonathan Dharmapalan, CEO, eCurrency. "Bejoy will enhance our team with his extensive experience and proficiency in key markets."
eCurrency Mint Limited (eCurrency) enables central banks to securely and efficiently issue digital fiat currency to operate alongside notes and coins. eCurrency has pioneered the world's first end-to-end solution for digital fiat currency issuance and circulation. The company combines hardware, software, and cryptographic security protocols to provide central banks the tools they need to preserve their charter and doctrine as the sole issuer of the national currency in an increasingly digital economy. By enabling more secure and efficient digital transactions, eCurrency supports the huge economic opportunities presented by the global shift to digital payments, including increased transaction efficiency, financial inclusion, and economic growth.
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