CEO, Fajr Capital

Iqbal Khan

Iqbal Khan is the CEO of Fajr Capital, a Dubai-based Islamic investment firm whose shareholders include Abu Dhabi Investment Council, Brunei Investment Agency, Khazanah Nasional, and Mohammed Alsubeaei and Sons Investments Company (MASIC). He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam, GEMS Education, Jadwa Investment and National Petroleum Services.

Prior to Fajr Capital, Mr Khan was the founding CEO of HSBC Amanah, where he built the business and team over eight years into one of the fastest growing and most successful emerging businesses in the HSBC Group. He is a long-time advocate of the Islamic financial services industry, serving as an advisor to government initiatives in Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, the UAE and the United Kingdom.

Mr. Khan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and Chemistry and a Master’s degree in Political Science and International Relations, both from Aligarh Muslim University. He is the recipient of several industry and global accolades, including the Royal Award for Islamic Finance, a biannual prize presented by HM the King of Malaysia; the State Award of “The Most Honourable Order of the Crown of Brunei” from HM the Sultan of Brunei; and a Lifetime Achievement Award presented by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.