Leadership Dialogue Series
Revolutionising the Financial World
Organized jointly with Strategic Relations


Mr Jignesh Shah 
Chairman and Group CEO
Financial Technologies Group

Moderator Professor Joseph Cherian
Practice Professor of Finance and Director of CAMRI
NUS Business School
Date Friday, 7 September 2012
Time 4 pm - 6 pm (followed by Tea Reception)
Venue Function Room #4-2
Level 4, Mochtar Riady Building
NUS Business School
Admission Complimentary
Dress code Office Attire

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How will technology revolutionise and empower the financial community?  

Well-functioning financial markets are the major drivers supporting the economic growth of a country. In a world of complex trading, where trillions of dollars change hands daily across the various asset classes, technology and innovation are the only constants that fuel and grow businesses globally. Market forces will drive new breakthroughs, products and services in finance, prompting the development of cutting-edge technologies. Systemic risk monitoring in an interconnected global platform will also force financial giants to improve their technology defence further.   

By harnessing the market-induced tools of innovation and technological efficiency, financial markets should touch the various stakeholders - investors, traders, farmers, and small and medium enterprises, not just in trading activity but in price discovery, payment and collateral management solutions, sustainability and knowledge management.  

Join us as Mr Jignesh Shah explores how leaders can keep up with technology and the delivery of consistent growth performance in today’s challenging economic environment. The lecture’s question and answer session will be moderated by Professor Joseph Cherian, Practice Professor of Finance and Director of CAMRI at the NUS Business School.

About the Speaker

Often called the ‘Innovator of modern financial markets’ for his role in creating a successful public private partnership model to build world class financial institutions, Mr Shah 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 his leadership, the Group launched MCX in 2003, which is the world’s 6th largest commodity futures exchange as per the Futures Industry Association, 2009.  

The success of MCX has inspired several countries and Government entities to partner with Financial Technologies 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 has also been listed among the ‘Dominant Financial & Futures Industry Leaders for 2008’ by Futures Industry Association (FIA), Washington.  

Mr Shah is a recipient of the ‘Ernst & Young 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 honoured with the ‘US-India Businessman of the Year’ award and has been chosen by the World Economic Forum, Geneva, as a ‘Young Global Leader’. He has also been presented with the ‘Global Social Entrepreneur’ award by Rotary International.  

Mr Shah is passionate about the role of markets in Corporate Social Responsibility 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.