Board Members

Arabian Bourse board members bring together decades of experience in setting up and operating financial exchanges in the region and internationally.
This uniqueness of ABX shall be its core strength to achieve the objective of establishing a seamless, secure and liquid virtual assets eco-system in the region.
Co-founder, CEO and Board Member

Arshad Khan has diverse expertise in the complete financial markets eco-system and the technology behind it. Being at the helm of several financial exchanges, from inception, he has detailed insight in setting-up and managing large financial exchanges. With 22 years of experience out of which 16 years in the gulf countries, he established strong business relations with regional financial institutions and regulatory authorities.

Arshad served as a Board Member of the Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange and its’ clearing corporation for a period of 5 years, where he was part of the core team that established this exchange from the initial conceptualization to launch in 2005. In 2008, Arshad established Bahrain Financial Exchange regulated by the Central Bank of Bahrain. Arshad has also played a key role in the establishment of the Multi Commodity Exchange of India in 2003 which became one of the largest commodities derivatives’ exchanges in the world.

Non-Executive Board Member

Hirander is currently the Chairman and CEO of GMEX Group (GMEX), offering innovative solutions for the creation & operation of electronic exchanges and post trade infrastructure. Hirander is also named as a leading influencer for blockchain technology in the All-Party Parliamentary Group 2018 report on the UK Blockchain industry. He is also In LATTICE80’s Top 100 influencer list for the UN Sustainable Developments Goal agenda for pioneering blockchain technology solutions.

Formerly, he was the COO and Co-Founder of Chi-X Europe Limited, being instrumental in taking the company from concept in November 2005 to reality with the launch and ongoing development with a successful exit to Bats Global Markets for $365M.

Non-Executive Board Member

Bemal is currently owner and director of Pharmadent Holdings Limited which is a Holding Company for core businesses including Coombe KP, Pharmaceuticals Direct, Pharmadent Limited, DHB Oral Healthcare Limited. This business was established in 2010. He is also Director and 100% shareholder of Pharmaceuticals Direct Limited.

With past couple of decades of investment experience Bemal has created a sizeable portfolio comprising of pharmaceutical companies, residential and commercial properties, underpinned by a holistic approach to grow this portfolio to include digital assets businesses.