About Jignesh Shah
Mr. Jignesh Shah is the Founder of the Financial Technologies, a global leader in creating and operating technology-centric financial exchanges for stocks, commodities, currencies, and bonds among other asset classes. Mr. Jignesh Shah is often called the ‘Innovator of Modern Financial Markets’ for his role in creating a successful Public Private Partnership (PPP) model to build world-class financial institutions. He has created modern IP-centric financial markets, which have been instrumental in changing the contours of exchange trading in India and emerging economies from Africa to Asia.
Under Mr. Jignesh Shah's leadership, the FTIL Group launched MCX in 2003, which is one of the world’s largest commodity futures exchange as per the Futures Industry Association (FIA). The success of MCX has inspired several countries and government entities to partner with FTIL and promote various global exchanges. These achievements have seen him feature among the ‘Top 30 Global Innovators in e-finance’ by Institutional Investor in 2008. He was also noted in the FIA’s Futures Industry Magazine (Nov-Dec 2008) as a leading innovator.
Mr. Jignesh Shah is a recipient of the ‘E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year’ award for business transformation. He has been recognized by CLSA as one of the ‘Top 20 Indians’ who can change the face of world business and has been inducted in their Hall of Fame. He has been honored with the ‘US-India Businessman of the Year’ award and has been chosen by the World Economic Forum (WEF), as a ‘Young Global Leader’. He has also been presented with the ‘Global Social Entrepreneur’ award by Rotary International.
Mr. Jignesh Shah is deeply passionate about the role of markets in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities and has launched initiatives such as ‘Gramin Suvidha Kendra’ in association with India Post and ‘Pragati’ with Rotary International to empower underprivileged communities with education and training within the Group.