Asim Khan is a Fellow Chartered Accountant with more than 25 years of experience and has led Khalij Islamic to establish itself as the one of the leading Shari’a Advisory firms in the world, while winning various accolades over the years, including recently winning the prestigious awards of ‘Outstanding Contribution to Islamic Finance and Fintech Development” at the Sukuk Summit (2019) and ‘The Best Shari’a Advisory Firm” at the International Takaful Summit (2019).
Due to his decades of expertise in investment banking and Islamic finance, Asim sits as technical member on various Shari’a Boards and is appointed by the Shari’a Boards to review and approve Shari’a compliant structures, products and legal documents. Additionally, Asim also provides strategic advice the board and senior management of his clients on strategy, planning and product development. Asim, through Khalij Islamic, is also retained as a Shari’a Advisor to various financial institutions, asset managers, wealth managers, Islamic index providers and family offices.
Asim has led his team to successfully execute various type of engagements including bank conversions from conventional to Islamic, converting various conventional products into Islamic products, developing new Shari’a compliant products for all suites of banking including retail, whole sale, commercial, investment and private banking. Asim has advised on and structured various Islamic financial instruments including Sukuk, funds (including equity, real estate and infra-structure), structured notes, credit linked notes and Shari’a compliant derivative solutions.
On the fund raising and distribution, over the last 3 years, Asim has led Khalij Financial Services to raise in excess of USD 500 million for its clients and developed assets under advisory in excess of USD 1 billion.
Asim is a speaker on Islamic finance and continues to speak at various events and forums, including Islamic finance conferences, events, and trainings and also appeared on television for various UK, European and Asian TV channels. For his services towards bringing communal harmony, Asim holds an honorary doctorate in comparative religion.