Sheikh Bilal Khan

Sheikh Bilal Khan MBA, Assistant Professor of Law at University of Bradford; Partner & Global Head of Islamic Finance at McCarthy Denning; Judge and Adjudicating Arbitrator at the International Arbitration Court

  • Partner and Global Head of Islamic Finance at McCarthy Denning; Adjudicating Arbitrator and Mediator at AIFC International Arbitration Centre; Assistant Professor of Law at University of Bradford & Senior Lecturer for MBA at Leeds Beckett University
  • Ex-Director General of International Islamic Food Processing Association (by Resolution of 57 Agricultural Ministers of OIC Islamic countries on the Board of IOFS); Former Chief Islamic Finance Officer at Astana International Financial Centre; and Member of Global Advisory Committee at Dubai-based Halal Trade & Marketing Centre 
  • Secretary-General of Malta Islamic Finance Association
  • Ex-Vice Chairman of Mosaic International Leadership Panel at Prince’s Trust
  • Former UK Catalyst and Business Ambassador at UK Department for International Trade
  • Ex-Advisory Board Member, Lord Mayor of the City of London
  • Honorary Investment Counsellor 2021-24 (appointed by Pakistani PM) 
  • Freeman of the City of London
  • Member of the Board of Advisors at Usmani & Co; and Member of the AIFC Central Shari’ah Advisory Board
  • Hafiz of Qur’an at age of 11; Graduate of Alimiyyah having studied at Darul Uloom Bury, Darul Uloom Karachi and Jamia Abdullah Bin Masood
  • Winner of Shari’ah Scholar of the Year at London Sukuk Summit 2011; Takaful Scholar of the Year at International Takaful Summit 2012; Religious Advocate of the Year 2013; Oxford Visiting Fellow of the Securities Commission Malaysia 2012-13; Islamica 500 – Most Influential Personalities in the Global Islamic Economy 2015-onwards; and Positive Role Model at British National Diversity Awards 2016
  • Graduate of MBA, LL.B, LPC, MA & BA in Arabic and Islamic Studies