Inaugural Toronto Global Board of Directors, 2017
Bilal Khan is the Managing Director and Head of Snowflake Canada. Bilal joined Snowflake last year to help the data cloud provider grow its presence in Canada. In his former role as Managing Partner and Head of Deloitte Data, Bilal was responsible for helping develop and execute Deloitte’s data and innovation agenda, as well as the development of data strategies and transformations for the firm’s clients.
Prior to joining Deloitte, Bilal was the founding Chief Executive Officer of OneEleven, a scale-up innovation hub focused on helping Canada’s most promising, high-growth start-ups commercialize their technologies and scale their operations.
Previously, Bilal held the role of Director of Policy and Senior Advisor to three consecutive Ministers of Economic Development, Trade and Innovation for the Province of Ontario where he was responsible for establishing and implementing policies to help advance Ontario’s economy. A lawyer, Bilal spent his early career practicing corporate and securities law as Legal Counsel to Russell Investments, a U.S. based multi-asset manager (acquired by the London Stock Exchange Group).
He has worked at the United Nations at the Centre for Business and Human Rights, is a Munk Fellow at the University of Toronto, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, and is a member of the Governor General’s Innovation Council. Bilal sits on a number of Boards, including Toronto Global, the Canadian Club of Toronto, and TVO. In 2017, he was named one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40.
Bilal holds a JD from the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law, and is an alumnus of Singularity University at the NASA Ames Research Centre in the area of exponential technologies.
Bilal sits on the Board of Directors of Toronto Global, TVOntario, the Canadian Club of Toronto, the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Advisory Board at Rogers Communications, the Advisory Board of IBM's I^3 Project (an IBM Watson initiative), the Advisory Board of the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX), and the Business Advisory Group of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP).
Bilal is an alumnus of Singularity University at the NASA Ames Research Centre in the area of exponential technologies and holds a JD from the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law.