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Ashad Khan
Co-Founder & CEO at Arabian Bourse


Arshad Khan has diverse expertise in the complete financial markets eco-system and the technology behind it. Being at the helm of several financial exchanges, from inception, he has detailed insight in setting-up and managing large financial exchanges. With 20 years of experience out of which 15 years in the gulf countries, he established strong business relations with regional financial institutions and regulatory authorities.

In 2008, Arshad established Bahrain Financial Exchange regulated by the Central Bank of Bahrain. As a Board Member of the Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange and its’ clearing corporation for 5 years, Arshad was part of the core team that established the exchange in a record time of 12 months from conceptualisation to its launch in 2005. Before that he played key role in the establishment of the Multi Commodity Exchange of India in 2003. MCX has become one of the largest commodities derivatives exchanges in the world.

Currently, he is the Co-founder & CEO of Arabian Bourse which is a pioneering crypto asset exchange and custodian being established in the Abu Dhabi Global Market. Additionally, if that wasn't enough, Arshad has created 3 unicorns to date with his core team.

Agenda Sessions

  • Financial inclusion: Where are we now, and what lies ahead?