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Guest Speaker Bio Wasim Khan MBE

Wasim Khan MBE

 

We are delighted to announce that Wasim Khan will be joining us as a guest speaker at our 3rd Trust Conference and is a Patron for Leigh Trust. 

 

  • Born in Small Heath, inner city Birmingham in 1971.

 

  • Wasim is a holder of Masters Degree (MBA) from the world renowned Warwick Business School.

 

  • Wasim became the first British-born Pakistani to be awarded a professional contract when he signed for Warwickshire in 1990 and played in their double winning team in 1995.

 

  • In 2005, Wasim, as CEO, developed and ran Chance to Shine, a £50 scheme get to cricket into schools. After 9 years, £55 million had been raised and 2.5 million girls (including 1 million girls) had been engaged across 9,000 state run schools.

 

  • In 2013, Wasim was awarded MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for his services to cricket and communities.

 

  • Wasim’s autobiography ‘Brim Full of Passion’ won the Wisden Book of the Year in 2006

 

  • Wasim became Leicestershire CCC CEO in 2015 and in doing so became the only black or South Asian CEO across any sports club in England.

 

  • In 2018 Wasim was named in the Parliamentary Review Muslim 100 Power List
  • In February 2019 he was appointed at CEO of the Pakistan Cricket Board, becoming the first British Pakistani to take up such a prestigious role.  

 

  • In 2021, he was named in the Wisden list of “21 people who have shaped English cricket in the 21st century. 

 

  • In 2022 he was awarded an honorary degree in Laws from University of Leicester.

 

  • In April 2022 he was appointed General Manager of the International Cricket Council (ICC)





 

 

 

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