Rishi Patel


Rishi Patel is an innovative and versatile leader with over a decade experience in financial service, financial markets and financial technology.

Rishi is an experienced financial markets professional turned technology entrepreneur. Passionate about simplifying financial products and services. Most recently he founded The Currency Account, a foreign exchange company offering multi-currency banking and international payment solutions.

Prior to The Currency Account Rishi was a member of the senior management team for an online start-up foreign exchange business FairFX Plc; an influential member of the team that lead the company on its path to becoming one of the leading providers in its field. Rishi is an expert in foreign exchange markets and international hedging, payments and settlements. He also led risk-management charged with helping the company’s corporate clients develop successful strategies by identifying and mitigating FX risk when conducting business internationally. FairFX Plc floated on AIM in August 2014.

In addition, Rishi has worked in the front office of various proprietary trading institutions and investment banking. He has a track record in strategy, innovation, business development, partnerships and digital product development.

He holds a BSc Hons Actuarial Science degree from the Cass Business School.