Jignesh Shah is a true inspiration to those who dare to dream big. While reading a book on him written by Shantanu Guha Ray, I’m assured that it’s possible to overcome just about anything if you have the determination and courage to make it big.
Titled The Target Book, the book covers the journey of Jignesh Shah –the go-to name in India’s finance sector and his indomitable will and vision. His trials and tribulations mark a path every aspiring Indian look to trod on. This is the story of the Exchange Man of India!
The book beautifully paints how Jignesh Shah, a young boy from a middle-class Gujarati family, envisioned ideas that were ahead of time, and grew from his home at Mumbai, to capture global ranks across the world. He pursued Electrical Engineering from Mumbai University and set off his professional journey at Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) as Assistant Manager managing automation of trading systems. He created new platform-centric backend modules benchmarks that radicalized exchange operations in India.
After having traveled extensively across exchanges worldwide, Jignesh quit his job at BSE to kick start his own company – Financial Technologies (India) Ltd. (FTIL).
His venture delved into providing capital market software and grew on from a company of five work terminals to a full-fledged workforce of 5000 people who covered 80% of the domestic base and powered leading sites on the web when Internet saw an upsurge at that time. Jignesh Shah since then proved his uncanny knack for taking on innovative business and financial propositions.
His journey this far has been nothing short of phenomenal. With the nation surging along the lines of Make in India, innovation and breaking the mould is going to define the next-gen India. And it’s for path breakers like Jignesh Shah that the Make in India story is living itself out!
I’m sure all you business aspirants who dream of taking India to new heights will surely enjoy reading the script.
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