Friends and family are mourning the loss of one of the youngest leaders in the financial world.
Tiantian Kullander—a co-founder of the Hong Kong based digital asset company, Amber Group—died on Nov. 23 at the age of 30.
“It is with the deepest sadness and a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of our friend and co-founder, Tiantian Kullander, who passed away unexpectedly in his sleep,” the company said in a statement. “TT was instrumental to the founding of Amber and a pillar of our success.”
“He put his heart and soul into the company, in every stage of its growth,” the note continued. “He led by example with his intellect, generosity, humility, diligence and creativity.”
In 2019, Kullander, alongside his three fellow co-founders, were featured in Forbes Asia’s 30 Under 30 list, with the outlet noting the trading and technology firm executed “$45 billion trades across all products and categories” within the previous year.
In addition to co-founding Amber, Kullander was a board member for the e-sports organization Fnatic and founded KeeperDAO, an on-chain liquidity underwriter for decentralized finance. As the Amber Group shared, he was a “respected thought leader and widely recognized as a pioneer for the industry.”
“TT was a devoted husband, a loving father and a fierce friend,” the company’s statement concluded. “His passing is a tragedy, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family. He is survived by his wife and their beloved son. We kindly request that you respect their privacy during this difficult time.”