Chief Ventures Officer and Co-founder
Bilal oversees Blue Marble’s global venture portfolio and platforms; he is on full-time secondment from Zurich Insurance Company where he is Head of Emerging Consumers.
Bilal joined Zurich in 2011 where, as Principal Manager of Internal Consulting, he led a diverse set of projects in M&A, strategy development, investment management and operations improvement.
Prior to Zurich, Bilal managed the EMEA strategy and innovation practices at the advisory firm CEB, and helped the Higher Education Commission of the Government of Pakistan set up a new institute in the public sector focused on space sciences and engineering. He started his career at The Boston Consulting Group based in Boston working on strategy and operations projects for large global corporates.
Bilal holds Ph.D. and Masters degrees in Aeronautics & Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Bachelors with Highest Distinction in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Virginia.