Shahal M. Khan
Shahal M. Khan’s career as a Investment Professional spans over 25 years. His past investments encompass Telecoms, Real Estate, Energy, Natural Resources, Technology and various Industrial sectors. He has been directly responsible for syndication of over five billion dollars (USD) in equity for projects as a principal in the US, Europe, Middle East and Southeast Asia.
In 2013 he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Colt Resources Middle East (CRME), a Mining and Exploration company focused on development of world class Copper, Lithium and Gold mining resources in Pakistan and Afghanistan. CRME is the first mining company to have acquired a exploration license in this district in over a decade. He co-founded CRME and advised its seed funding as well as strategic investment from investors such as CITIC (Chinese Sovereign Wealth Fund). Shahal M. Khan was a Senior Advisor to the Board of Colt Resources (2012-13), a TSX listed exploration company with mining assets of Copper, Gold and Tungsten. Colt Resources also holds the largest area of land leases for mining in Portugal. He is a Board member of The Quimera Project, a R&D cluster based out of Barcelona, Spain, compromising of over 60 technology companies as well as leading universities that aim to commercialize technologies that have impact on sustainability.
Shahal M. Khan was a founder of Global Voice Telecom, one of the first companies to receive a license for voice over the Internet in 1997 in the USA, this company was subsequently merged into a Nasdaq company. Shahal was CEO of Centile, a software company located in the South of France, which was sold to the European Development Bank in 2005. He was one of four founders of a tier one bank in Bahrain (2006), Fortune Investment House, the bank had a authorized capital of one billion (USD) and was focused on real estate investments in Bahrain and Northern Cyprus. In 2009 Shahal founded Zebasolar, one of the first developers of Solar power in India and one of the first to sign a power purchase agreement with the current Prime Minister of India Narender Modi’s government for the establishment of a solar park in the state of Gujarat. In 2009 he also advised and acquired a 1200MW coal thermal power plant license for Videocon Industries through his family office lobby efforts in the state of Chhattisgarh, in central India.
In 2013 Shahal M. Khan advised and completed a seventy five million dollar equity investment by Private equity fund Denham Capital into Enersis, a Portugese and Australian operator of large wind farms. In 2013 he also became a partner of GlobalTurk Capital, a merchant bank based in Istanbul that focuses on the Turkish markets. In 2015 he helped American Ethane Corporation of Houston as an advisor to lobby the Government of Pakistan to invest in up to six thousand megawatts of power projects in Pakistan with General Electric. In early 2015 he formed a consortium to bid for the hotel assets of the Sahara group (India) which included the Plaza hotel in NYC and the Grosvenor House in London, which is documented in the press, through TWCV Ventures a Dubai based fund created for that specific deal.
In 2015 Shahal M. Khan created the Al Noor Balochistan foundation. This foundation was setup to provide spiritual rehabilitation to the disadvantaged population of the province of Balochistan in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran. The Balochis have experienced a genocide that has not been reported in the mainstream press. The foundations goal is to provide the province with an investment in social as well as infrastructure that will allow them to create a sustainable society for the future.
Shahal M. Khan was born in New York, educated at American University and Johns Hopkins University in Washington DC.