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Arshad Khan

Arshad Khan

Co-founder & CEO Arabian Bourse


In his 20 years of professional career, Arshad Khan gained diverse expertise in the complete financial markets eco-system and the technology behind it. Being at the helm of several financial exchanges, from inception, provided him detailed insight in areas of technology, operations, products, regulations, strategy, finance and marketing. He pioneered the region’s first exchange hosted Islamic finance platform ‘Bait Al Bursa’ to facilitate Murabaha transactions. With his 15 years of experience in Gulf Countries, he established strong business relations with regional financial institutions and regulatory authorities.

He successfully established the Bahrain Financial Exchange (BFX) and BFX Clearing and Depository Corporation (BCDC). The BFX is a multi-asset international financial exchange and is licensed and regulated by the Central Bank of Bahrain. He also extensively worked to finalize the framework for the launch of the cash market segment of the BFX.

As Board Member of the Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) and its’ clearing corporation for 5 years, Arshad was part of the core team to establish the exchange in a record time of 12 months from conceptualization to its launch.

Developed the Institutional Sales division of the Financial Technologies Group, becoming the Group Director and Head of Institutional Sales and Corporate Communications till 2005. As a Board Member of the Financial Technologies Middle East, Dubai, he successfully introduced online trading, risk management and back-office software of the FT Group to the regional brokers in the Gulf.

Designed and implemented the “Straight-Through-Processing” (STP) market-wide platform for automation of post-trade activities between brokers, custodians and funds in the Indian Securities Markets. This platform is currently the market leader in the Indian securities markets.

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