London Mayor Sadiq Khan appoints Rajesh Agrawal as deputy

London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Wednesday appointed Indore-born Rajesh Agrawal as his deputy mayor for business to boost the city's interests following the EU referendum.

Khan tasked Agrawal, who arrived in Britain in 2001 and grew a two-person enterprise into a multi-million pound business, with championing London's interests and protecting jobs and growth.

Agrawal is the founder and chief executive of Xendpay, a global money transfer service, and RationalFX, an online foreign exchange service.

Born and brought up in Indore, he developed his enterprise from a small office into a huge business with offices in UK, France and Spain.

Agarwal was business adviser to Khan during his mayoral campaign.