Jignesh Shah, the Founder of Financial Technologies (India) Limited (FTIL), is the far-sighted entrepreneur who completely transformed the face of the financial sector across the globe. Often referred to as the ‘Innovator of Modern Financial Markets’, he coined the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model and revolutionised the operations of modern IP-centric financial markets.


Jignesh Shah designed ground-breaking technology solutions forex changes engaged in the trading of stocks, currencies, commodities, energy, and bonds.

The inspirational ‘rags to riches’ story of this Indian technocrat began from the time he started handling the technical aspects of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). His novel vision and unwavering fortitude over the past few decades made him the undisputed ‘Exchange Man of India’. His sharp business acumen and in-depth domain expertise have helped him earn major recognitions, such as the ‘E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year 2006’, the ‘US-India Businessman of the Year 2005-06’, and the ‘Rotary International’s Global Social Entrepreneur’.

Jignesh Shah broadened the horizons of success for the FTIL Group by launching the path-breaking venture Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) in 2003. MCX was listed amongst the largest commodity futures exchanges worldwide and chiselled the way for many global projects to follow.

The Financial Technologies Group came up with international forays amongst the leading financial centres based in South East Asia, the Middle East and Africa. This exchange industry includes the biggest multi-commodity exchange of the Gulf region, called the Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX). The unique exchange basket also constitutes many other multi-asset-class ventures, such as the Singapore Mercantile Exchange (SMX), the Bahrain Financial Exchange (BFX) and Bourse Africa.

There is an extensive universe of ecosystem institutions and exchanges to FTIL’s credit today. Needless to say, the imprints of the group across multiple geographies validate Jignesh Shah’s vision of ruling over the finance and exchange trading arena globally.



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