London Deputy Mayor for Business
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has recently appointed Rajesh Agrawal as his deputy mayor for business.
Sadiq Khan has tasked Rajesh Agrawal with championing London’s interests following the EU referendum, and protecting jobs and growth while the negotiation process takes place.
The Mayor is calling for Britain and London to remain part of the European single market, and for the capital to be granted more autonomy in order to safeguard its business interests. This includes greater powers over skills, infrastructure, housing and planning.
Rajesh Agrawal, a fintech entrepreneur and innovator, is the founder and CEO of Xendpay, an international money transfer service, and RationalFX, an online foreign exchange service – both of which have grown into globally successful businesses.
Born and brought up in Indore, India, Rajesh arrived in London in 2001, and grew a two-person enterprise working from one small office into a multi-million pound business based in London, with offices in Birmingham, France and Spain.
Rajesh, a father of two, is the Chair of Oxfam Enterprise Development Programme, a trustee of Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, and a patron of the Prince’s Trust. Rajesh will step down from his CEO role and be the full-time deputy mayor for business.