Managing Partner & Head of Deloitte Data
Bay Adelaide East
8 Adelaide Street West, Suite 200
In his role as Managing Partner and Head of Deloitte Data, Bilal is responsible for helping develop and execute Deloitte’s data and innovation agenda, as well as the development of governance, strategies and transformations for the firm’s public and private sector clients. Bilal is a strategy advisor who works closely with boards and executive management teams to help shape their innovation strategies as they navigate the complexities of global competitiveness in the digital and data economy.
Bilal is the author of numerous publications, has presented to global institutions, and has testified before the House Finance Committee as an expert witness on the new economy. Bilal sits on the Province of Ontario’s first ever Digital and Data task force, responsible for developing a set of recommendations for the government on how to navigate the immense opportunities and challenges of the new economy.
Prior to joining Deloitte, Bilal was the founding Chief Executive Officer of OneEleven, one of North America’s largest scale-up innovation hubs focused on helping the most promising, high-growth start-ups commercialize their technologies and scale their operations. He previously held the role of Director of Policy and Senior Advisor to three consecutive Ministers of Economic Development, Trade and Innovation, where he was responsible for establishing and implementing policies to help advance Ontario’s economy. A lawyer, Bilal spent his early career practicing corporate securities law as Legal Counsel to Russel Investments, a U.S. based multi-asset manager (acquired by the London Stock Exchange Group).
Bilal is the co-founder of MSix Ventures, an early stage investment fund, and a co-founder of Elevate Tech Fest, one of Canada’s largest tech and innovation conferences. He has worked at the United Nations at the Centre for Business and Human Rights, is a Munk Fellow at the University of Toronto, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, and is a member of the Governor General’s Innovation Council. Bilal sits on a number of Boards, including the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, Toronto Global, TVO, and formerly with the Canadian Club of Toronto.
Bilal holds a JD from the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law, and is an alumnus of Singularity University at the NASA Ames Research Centre in the area of exponential technologies. Bilal was named one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40 and recently included in the Bay Street Bull Power 50 list.