Chief Islamic Finance Officer of the AIFC Business Development Group
Also he is a Member of the AIFC Central Shari’ah Advisory Board; Member of the AIFC Advisory Council on Islamic Finance; Panel Member of Arbitrators at the AIFC International Arbitration Centre.
Sheikh Bilal Khan is a special adviser to several presidents and prime ministers’ offices and serves on multi-lateral, government and quasi-government advisory boards. He also acts as Secretary-General of Malta Islamic Finance Association and holds the positions of Partner & Global Head of Islamic Finance at the international law firm McCarthy Denning as well as being the Co-Chairman of Dome Advisory.
Sheikh Bilal Khan is uniquely positioned as an award-winning Shariah Scholar and a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales after qualifying as an English lawyer from a ‘Magic Circle’ English law firm in the City of London. He is a Freeman of the City of London which is the highest honour given for contribution to the City of London. He has received numerous industry and lifetime achievement awards as well as featuring in TV documentaries such as the series ‘Secrets of Success’ which is now showing on British Airways. He is known for public speaking at international conferences, lecturing at leading universities and contributing in electronic and press media.
Sheikh Bilal Khan has recently served on numerous high profile boards as Vice Chairman of the Mosaic International Leadership Program of the UK Prince’s Trust, as Senior Adviser to the British All Party Parliamentary Groups which are composed of Parliamentarians from both the House of Commons and the House of Lords, as UK Catalyst on the UK Government’s Department for Trade & Investment and as Special Adviser on the Board of the Middle East Association, which was created by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office.