Individual Members

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. He sees an enormous opportunity to provide advanced, more efficient solutions across the foreign exchange and payments sector.

Most recently he founded Wirepayer and The Currency Account, a diverse foreign exchange company that challenges the power of the banks, brokers and bureaus when it comes to foreign exchange markets.

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.