Management Team

Meet the management team at RationalFX

When RationalFX was founded back in 2005, the company started out with just a laptop, $3,000 and a desire to provide a cost-effective alternative to making international payments. Now, RationalFX has expanded to over 100 employees with offices across Europe.

Over 26,000 individuals and 6,000 businesses worldwide have chosen RationalFX to make their international payments. We have transferred over $10billion to over 170 countries in more than 50 currencies since we launched 15 years ago.

Our management team are constantly driving RationalFX forward to achieve new levels of growth and diversification, allowing us to continue to provide our clients with expert guidance and high quality service that’s tailored to their individual requirements. 

management team

Rajesh Agrawal

Founder & Non-Executive Chairman

Rajesh moved to the UK from India in 2001. Since then, he has become an award-winning entrepreneur and was appointed the Deputy Mayor of London for Business in June 2016. Rajesh is passionate about promoting entrepreneurship and creating opportunities for young people. He was appointed Chair of Oxfam’s Enterprise Development Programme in 2015 and has been a Patron of the Prince’s Trust for many years.

Paresh Davdra

Founder & Non-Executive Director

Fintech pioneer Paresh Davdra has over a decade of foreign exchange experience. During his university days, Paresh worked at a brokerage firm and pursued his career there after graduating, honing skills in sales, strategic thinking and knowledge of financial markets. Paresh regularly comments on currency markets in industry leading media, such as Reuters, Citywire and the BBC.

Murali Akella

Chief Executive Officer

Murali is the CEO of the Rational Group. He was previously Head of Banks at TransferWise where he led the execution for the company’s platform strategy with Financial Institutions globally. Murali’s career started in Accenture’s Technology division, and he subsequently went on to work with Standard Chartered Bank in their Singapore and London offices across multiple roles spanning Operations, Product, Corporate Finance and Client Coverage. Murali holds an engineering degree from IIT, an MBA from INSEAD and lives in London with his family.

Jigar Shah

Chief Operating Officer

After moving from India to the UK in 2004, Jigar started working at Currencies Direct where he headed the operations. Now, with over 15 years’ of experience in FX, he has worked in multiple departments across the foreign exchange industry. This invaluable experience has provided Jigar with the knowledge and expertise needed to drive RationalFX forward.