Ilyas Khan, KSG, is the “Leader in Residence” at Cambridge Judge Business School and a Fellow in Management Practice. Ilyas is a Fellow Commoner of St Edmund’s College. He is also the inaugural founding Chairman of The Stephen Hawking Foundation.
Ilyas is the founder of Cambridge Quantum Computing. He is also the non-executive Senior Partner of Stanhill Capital Partners, a boutique merchant banking business with operations in Hong Kong, the United States of America, and London. In 2015 he was made a Knight of St Gregory the Great by His Holiness Pope Francis.
Apart from his technology business background, Ilyas is best known in the UK as a philanthropist, and was Chairman of Leonard Cheshire. Leonard Cheshire is the largest NGO in the world that is devoted to caring for and supporting disabled people, and has operations in over 50 countries worldwide, with over 200 care centres and services in the United Kingdom alone.
Ilyas teaches a part of the MPhil programme (the Ethics elective) at Cambridge Judge Business School. He is a regular guest lecturer with a particular focus on the philosophy of mathematics and also quantum computing.
Within the Business School, Ilyas has been intimately and actively involved in the highly successful business accelerator programme and is a founder member of the investment committee.