|Born||1962 (age 56–57)|
|Alma mater||University of London|
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Ilyas Tariq Khan was raised in Lancashire (North West England). His grandparents emigrated to Britain in the 1930s. His early schooling was in the old Lancashire Pennine mill towns of Haslingden and then Accrington.
When Khan was at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies, he stayed at Netherhall House, an Opus Dei student hall of residence. Although he was born a Muslim whilst at Netherhall House he became interested in Catholicism and especially the work of 20th century theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar  and of John Henry Newman.
Business and academic career
Khan is a merchant banker by training and started his career at the London firm of J. Henry Schroder Wagg & Co. Ltd. He was also the owner of the English football team Accrington Stanley and the founder and publisher of the Asia Literary Review.
Khan is the non executive senior partner of Stanhill Capital Partners, a merchant banking business with a focus on natural resources which he founded in 1998, during the 20 years (1989–2009) he spent living and working in Hong Kong. He was also one of the founding directors of Australia-based White Energy Company.
He is a Fellow of St Edmund's College, Cambridge and is also a fellow of the Judge Business School, where he is the "Leader in Residence". His special interests include philanthropy and Wittgenstein, and he is a member of the British Wittgenstein Society.
Between 2015-2018 Khan served as chairman of the Stephen Hawking Foundation, which was established on the initiative of Professor Stephen Hawking to further the study of Cosmology, Astrophysics and Fundamental Particle Physics and to facilitate research into Motor Neuron Disease / Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (MND/ALS).
Khan served two terms as the chairman of the prominent British charity Leonard Cheshire Disability (LCD) — the largest organization of its kind in the world, with a presence in over 50 countries.
Khan is a patron of the Christian Heritage Centre at Stonyhurst, which aims to make the collections and resources at Stonyhurst more widely accessible. The project has the support of Lord and Lady Nicholas Windsor, Lord Guthrie, and Lord David Alton.
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- Leonard Cheshire Disability
- University of Cambridge Judge Business School
- Accrington Stanley Football Club
- British Wittgenstein Society
- Asia Literary Review
- Stanhill Capital Partners
- White Energy Company
- Touchstone Gold
- National Catholic Register
- Catholic News profile
- Ramsgate Treasures
- Stephen Hawking Foundation