H.E. Yerlan Baidaulet

Director General of IOFS

H.E. Yerlan Baidaulet is the Director General of IOFS which is OIC specialized institution, in field of food security and agriculture development, founded in 2013 and is the Chair of the International IFPA Board.

H.E. Yerlan Baidaulet has a long- term experience in International Relations and in Islamic Finance worked for 28 years and held various corporate and management positions, including IDB Executive Director, Head of JSC Engineering and Technology Transfer Center, Eurasian Development Bank, Chairman of the Association for Islamic Finance Development, The Experts Council by the Security Council of Kazakhstan, and others.

H.E. Yerlan Baidaulet has won the CIFA Special Prize 2015 (Leadership Role) for the contribution to the development of the Global Islamic Finance industry (awarded in Bahrain by GIFA UK Committee).

H.E. Yerlan Baidaulet holds a Bachelor of History and Political Economy and Ph.D. Degree of Political Economy, MBA in Banking & Finance in KIMEP University and Postgraduate MAPOW program, St. Gallen University, Switzerland.

H.E. Sheikh Bilal Khan

Director General and Chief Executive Officer

H.E. Sheikh Bilal Khan is the Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the International IFPA under the auspices of the OIC specialized institution of Islamic Organisation for Food Security (“IOFS”). He has been actively involved in many geo-strategic projects both in the OIC and major non-OIC markets in multiple subsectors across the entire agri-food industry value chain from producers to suppliers to processors to distributers to retailers including the supporting institutions and related infrastructure providers. H.E. Sheikh Bilal Khan is closely connected with key decision-makers in both public and private sectors and is leading the International IFPA and its engagement in the IOFS/OIC Member States.

H.E. Sheikh Bilal Khan is also globally renowned for establishing and managing financial centres and financial institutions and is a highly respected specialist in corporate finance, corporate governance, financial services, legal services, Islamic finance, fin-tech, agri-business and intra-OIC trade with executive board experience serving in high profile posts as Chairman, CEO, Independent Non-Executive Director, Director General, Secretary General, Board Member, Special Government Adviser and Business Ambassador as well as an English qualified lawyer, partner of an international law firm, approved adjudicating arbitrator and judge, honorary and visiting faculty at British and international universities, multiple award-winner and public speaker with multiple decades of experience.

H.E. Sheikh Bilal Khan holds Master of Business Administration with specialism in Legal Services, M.A. in Islamic Banking, Finance & Management and LL.B (Hons) in Law from major British universities as well as M.A. in Islamic Sciences and Arabic with proficiency in multiple languages including English, Arabic and Urdu.