Bilal Khan is the Founding Managing Director of OneEleven, North America's largest scale-up innovation hub focused on helping Canada's most promising, high-growth start-ups commercialize their technologies and scale their operations. OneEleven is a unique partnership between industry, venture capital, government and academia with the objective of making Canada a global leader in the innovation economy.
Prior to joining OneEleven, Bilal was the Director of Policy and Senior Advisor to three consecutive Minister's 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).Bilal has also worked at the United Nations at the Centre for Business and Human Rights.
Bilal is a Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto where he both teaches and advises on innovation policy and is also a Fellow at the Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Ryerson University.
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.