Farooq Khan: Chairman, Queste Communications Ltd

Farooq Khan, Chairman, Queste Communications

Farooq Khan has served as Chairman of Queste Communications Limited since 1998.
With previous experience as a corporate Lawyer, Mr Khan left law in the late 1990’s and since then has established and lead a number of ASX listed companies in Australia in the technology, mining, financial services and investment sectors.

TECHNOLOGY

As well as acting as Chairman of Queste Communications Ltd VoIP Telephony, Farooq Khan has extensive experience within the technology sector. Mr Khan founded and has served as Chairman of a number of other ASX listed companies including:
• Bigshop.com.au Ltd (online retailer) from November 2001 to October 2005
• Sofcom Limited (Internet Services and Web Development) from July 2002 to October 2005
• Central Exchange Ltd (First Australian company to be awarded an Australian Carrier Licence utilising VoIP Technology)
• FastScout Ltd (Internet Filtering and Monitoring Technology)

RESOURCES AND MINING

Mr Khan founded ASX listed Strike Resources Ltd (developing a US$2.9 billion Iron Ore mine in Peru) and over time has served as Chairman, Executive and Non-Executive director of the company.

Mr Khan was also a founding director of ASX listed Alara Resources Ltd (projects in zinc in Saudi Arabia and copper/gold in Oman).

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Within the financial services sector Mr Khan currently serves as Chairman of Australian Stock Exchange Listed investment companies:
• Bentley Capital Limited (formerly BT Global Equity Fund) since 2004
• Orion Equities Limited since 2006

In the past Farooq Khan has also served as Executive Chairman of Australian national stockbroking firm, Avcol Stockbrokers prior to its sale to Commonwealth Bank Ltd.

Mr Khan has also served as a Non-Executive Director of ASX listed Yellow Brick Road Holdings Ltd from April 2006 to March 2011 and Interim Chairman from December 2010 to March 2011.

EDUCATION

Farooq Khan holds a Bachelor of Jurisprudence and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Western Australia. Mr Khan is currently admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the High Court of Australia, with previous experience as a corporate lawyer for a number of years.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Member of Young Presidents Association: 2007 -2012
Member of World Presidents Association : 2012- current
Foundation Member: Art Gallery of Western Australia

For further information see Business Week’s Farooq Khan profile.